As Syria war escalates, Americans cool to U.S. intervention: Reuters/Ipsos pollhttp://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/25/us-syria-crisis-usa-poll-idUSBRE97O00E20130825inShare
By Lesley Wroughton
WASHINGTON | Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:32pm EDT
(Reuters) - Americans strongly oppose U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war and believe Washington should stay out of the conflict even if reports that Syria's government used deadly chemicals to attack civilians are confirmed, a Reuters/Ipsos poll says.
About 60 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria's civil war, while just 9 percent thought President Barack Obama should act.
More Americans would back intervention if it is established that chemical weapons have been used, but even that support has dipped in recent days - just as Syria's civil war has escalated and the images of hundreds of civilians allegedly killed by chemicals appeared on television screens and the Internet.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll, taken August 19-23, found that 25 percent of Americans would support U.S. intervention if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemicals to attack civilians, while 46 percent would oppose it. That represented a decline in backing for U.S. action since August 13, when Reuters/Ipsos tracking polls found that 30.2 percent of Americans supported intervention in Syria if chemicals had been used, while 41.6 percent did not.
This country was like a person in a bar who was sucker-punched....ready to swing at anything or anyone...."with us or against us", "Axis of Evil" yadda yadaa.
We are sick of wars and opening the Pandora's box of what going hot in a massive proxy war could possibly bring.
Flags on the car antennas....
Boy is THAT a misleading headline,
designed to minimize and soften the opposition.
"Cool To" a military intervention?
America is [font size=3]"STRONGLY OPPOSED"[/font] to U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war!!![/font]
as stated further in the article:
Where did they come up with that "Cool To" a military intervention bullshit?
I'm, "cool to" crushed nuts topping on my Hot Fudge Sundae,
but I STRONGLY OPPOSE military intervention in Syria.
The only people they give a shit about appealing to are the ones in the MIC who pay for them to stay in office.
We're probably going to intervene in Syria, even against the wishes of the majority, because we aren't a fucking democracy anymore.