A plurality of Americans now disapprove of the military action in Libya, according to a new Gallup poll. Amazingly while Republicans and Independents have strongly turned against the war, support among Democrats has increased by three points. A majority of Republicans and Independents oppose the Libyan action, while the majority of Democrats support it.

March-June 2011 Trend: Do you approve or disapprove of the current U.S. military actions against Libya?

The war was sold to the American people as a very short-term operation to protect civilians. It has now dragged on months longer than was promised. It is also abundantly clear that our military actions have little to do with protecting civilians, and is now basically about backing one side in a civil war to force regime change.


Approve/Disapprove of U.S. Military Action Against Libya, by Political Party

It seems when it comes to unnecessary wars of choice in this country, be it Iraq or Libya, both party’s respective members will rally to defend their presidents even in the face of overwhelming evidence that said wars were a mistake.

Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at http://pendinghorizon.com