That got me thinking about the times we live in now, when recent acts of genocide were met with different responses; how sometimes it seems criminal not to get involved, and sometimes it seems like a mistake to get involved. That in turn put these poll questions in my head.
Sorry, this isn't a feel-good poll and I apologize for that. I know this isn't stuff people like to think about, but if ordinary folks don't have an opinion, then it makes it easier for those with an agenda to manipulate. So I hope you'll take this poll and share your thoughts.
When a major incident of genocide occurs, such as in Rwanda, Bosnia or Darfur, would you like to see your country get involved by intervening militarily?
If you selected yes, which of these statements comes closest to explaining why you said yes?
If you selected no, which of these statements comes closest to explaining why you said no?
As the democracies with the largest military, should the US and Great Britain be the world's policemen?
Does thinking about these questions cause you to have more respect or less respect for the leaders of your nation?