Homeland Stupidity

More Americans support libertarian foreign policy

A new survey shows that a growing number of Americans now believe the U.S. should “mind its own business” in its dealings with other countries.

The survey (PDF) by the Pew Research Centre (PRC) found 42% of respondents said the US should “let other countries get along the best they can on their own”. . . .

The survey was carried out by the PRC for the Council on Foreign Relations and questioned the American public and opinion leaders.

While it found that a majority of the public still believed that the US would achieve success in Iraq, most opinion formers in government, religion and academia held a more pessimistic view.

Opinion was divided as to whether Iraq was helping or harming America’s war on terror. — BBC News

Not screwing around in other countries’ internal affairs sounds like good foreign policy to me. It doesn’t generate enmity or terrorism. “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none,” said Thomas Jefferson of the ideal foreign policy.