What a crock of shit.
First of all, you know damned well that The Page and Gilens Study PROVES that citizens’ wishes are NOT part of the calculus.
Second, you should know that the whole Middle East diabolical debacle is based on a very efficiently executed False Flag (operation).
Third, that False Flag launched already planned wars and made use of a fully captured corporate media to play the Propaganda hand for the Pentagon’s “theaters of war.”
Fourth, anyone who purposely conflates the will of the 1% and its MIC strongmen with The People is working FOR those entities. You’re transposing the responsibility for heinous deeds done on the basis of massive deception AND trauma-induced mind control onto The People.
Everything Ms. Bennis relates about the inanity of this approach is true IF the goal is to neutralize rather than spread Terrorist Acts. However, just as the cop needs the robber to maintain his own job status; the MIC and the very, very made-rich-by-foreign-wars Arms Developers need a steady stream of enemies in order to justify THEIR gargantuan money guzzling operations.
Shame on you!