And apparently a majority of Americans--Republicans and Democrats alike--think the appropriate response should be a military strike:
57% of American voters favor a military response to North Korea’s rocket launch.
Rasmussen reports that a majority of Americans want the U.S. government to take military action against North Korea after the communist country launched a long range missile (which landed in what was an epic failure in the middle of the Pacific Ocean).
President Obama condemned the rocket launch in the strongest words possible earlier this weekend. However, he said beforehand he would not order the U.S. military to intercept the North Korean rocket. Instead, Obama waited for the North to make the next move, and said after the rocket was launched that he would ask the United Nations to subject it to tougher sanctions than ever before.
Interestingly, a broad consensus exists among voters: 57% favor a military response, 28% are not sure, while only 15% oppose it. 15% is a remarkably low percentage. Support for military action is, as you’d expect, higher among Republicans (66%) than under Democrats (52%), but the difference is relatively neglible.
Do we never get it? This is what allowed Dubya to take us into endless foreign military adventures.