Saturday, May 12, 2007

The War and Age

In a series of Gallup polls, people were asked whether or not the invasion of Iraq was a mistake. The biggest 'no' answers came from the 30-39 years old group (meaning people who became politically aware during the Reagan years). Younger than 30 said 'yes' by a big margin, though.

Everyone else (people in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and up) gave overwhelmingly 'yes' answers to the question... by around 3:1 numbers. That's not surprising, either. The older generations have seen more of history, have a real memory of real war and danger, and therefore aren't as myopic in their worldview. My Nana-- God bless her-- can remember the Great Depression and WWII and she tells me when she sees this war and listens to this President, she is just infuriated to a degree which I cannot personally relate.

These are the real numbers. 9/11 may have put temporary, emotional blinders on some, but, in the end, most Americans aren't as invasion-happy as some would like us to believe. For some reason, they seem to believe that war is some serious business. What moonbats.

Thoughts?

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