Emotions are not intentional, nor do they lead to rational behavior. (by definition). The translation of an emotion into a point-of-view depends purely on the context: it can swing any direction.
A conservative might be against war, because he/she is afraid it will make the world dislike the US more, and hurt his/her security more.
A progressive might be in favor of war, because he/she is afraid that without it, the world is worse off, and the potential for a better world is lost.
And from that perspective, I do consider the stated 'political' dimension a potentially relevant categorization of programmers' mentality.
But without knowing their background, there is no way to predict how they actually feel about specific approaches.