Here's a helpful new survey from the WaPo. Americans overwhelmingly back direct negotiation - you know, what was dismissed as insane or naive by the neocons only a year ago. That goes for 78 percent of Republicans. The flipside is that a full third of Americans would favor a ground invasion of the country to stop Iran getting nukes, including 44 percent of "conservatives." After Iraq and Afghanistan, that's a staggering number to me.