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  • It's not quite telling of much other than the fact that one person that the media interviewed didn't have good answers to their questions. That doesn't say much about those opposed to war in general.

    Also, I think it's a perfectly acceptable position that war is wrong, in all circumstances. It's not incumbent on people with that position to come up with an answer "answer", particularly since this whole goddamn war is a based on the idea that Iraq is a danger to the US, and that's hardly been proved at al
    • Journalists should really stop this annoying habit of asking the man in the street about everything. How can Joe Random, surprised by a camera, possibly come up with a well-constructed opinion ? Moreover, how can his opinion be representative of anything ? Do you like doughnuts ? -- uh, I dunno, that's for the TV ? uh, yeah, yeah. -- Conclusion: The Man In The Street likes doughnuts.
        • How can Joe Random, surprised by a camera, possibly come up with a well-constructed opinion ? Moreover, how can his opinion be representative of anything ?


        A corollary to this is that just because a million people march, it doesn't mean that any of them have thought out opinions, or that their opinions, whatever they happen to be, are representative of anything.

        • A corollary to this is that just because a million people march, it doesn't mean that any of them have thought out opinions, or that their opinions, whatever they happen to be, are representative of anything.

          And just because you hear of people supporting war doesn't mean that they have thought out opinions either. It's very easy to blindly agree with everything you see & hear on CNN.

          You can also ask pro-war advocates why they think war is the answer and you will still get the Joe Random crowd with t