POLL: 42% of Americans want to cut Middle East military spending

The anti-war crowd has seriously died down since President George W. Bush handed the keys to the White House to President Barack Obama. With Obama continuing, and even expanding, the militarism of the preceding administration, anti-war activists couldn’t protest because a black Democrat was killing brown people overseas.

Despite not too many people holding public demonstrations, many Americans are still apprehensive about the military missions occurring in the Middle East today. And that’s a good thing.

According to an IRmep survey, 42 percent of Americans want Congress to cut U.S. military actions in the Middle East to help reduce the budget deficit. This is followed by housing assistance, education, Medicare, and veteran’s benefits.

Here is the chart:

This is a step in the right direction. But it should go a step further: cut spending in all of these areas.

This comes as a recent study found that the U.S.-led war on terror since 2001 has cost American taxpayers close to $6 trillion. In addition, 7,000 lives have been lost and more than 52,000 Americans have been wounded.

It is time to end these military interventions, bring the troops home and kick out the likes of Lindsey Graham and John McCain.


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