Like in so many other conflicts around the world, the general public is usually far savvier than the political and media elite. The population largely don’t want war; sadly, our system is largely set up to encourage and defend foreign, military adventures. After all, who is getting killed in these wars (apart from civilians)? Us, normal people, not sons of most politicians or senior journalists:
The main justification offered by the Government for keeping troops in Afghanistan is rejected by the majority of British people, a new opinion poll for The Independent shows today. Four out of five of those questioned do not believe that British involvement in the conflict, with its rising toll of casualties, is keeping the streets of Britain safe from terrorist attacks.