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KittyWampus

(55,894 posts)
Sun Aug 25, 2013, 03:13 PM Aug 2013

As Syria war escalates, Americans cool to U.S. intervention: Reuters/Ipsos poll

http://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.
As Syria war escalates, Americans cool to U.S. intervention: Reuters/Ipsos poll (Original Post) KittyWampus Aug 2013 OP
A similar number of Americans... awoke_in_2003 Aug 2013 #1
2003 Iraq was much different, and there was more support. Socal31 Aug 2013 #5
yes BOG PERSON Aug 2013 #9
K&R.. thanks Cha Aug 2013 #2
We throw some missiles, they throw some missiles, and it'll be Rah Team USA.... Junkdrawer Aug 2013 #3
Americans are "Cool To" US Intervention? bvar22 Aug 2013 #4
I think they are using it as opposed to Socal31 Aug 2013 #6
Hey, it's the 'new generation' way of saying stuff. Amonester Aug 2013 #8
Oh, as if it matters. NuclearDem Aug 2013 #7

Socal31

(2,481 posts)
5. 2003 Iraq was much different, and there was more support.
Sun Aug 25, 2013, 09:38 PM
Aug 2013

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.

Junkdrawer

(27,993 posts)
3. We throw some missiles, they throw some missiles, and it'll be Rah Team USA....
Sun Aug 25, 2013, 03:48 PM
Aug 2013

Flags on the car antennas....

bvar22

(39,909 posts)
4. Americans are "Cool To" US Intervention?
Sun Aug 25, 2013, 04:31 PM
Aug 2013

Boy is THAT a misleading headline,
designed to minimize and soften the opposition.

"Cool To" a military intervention?
NO!!!
America is [font size=3]"STRONGLY OPPOSED"[/font] to U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war!!![/font]
as stated further in the article:

&quot Reuters) - Americans strongly oppose U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war and believe Washington should stay out of the conflict"


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.
BIG difference.
 

NuclearDem

(16,184 posts)
7. Oh, as if it matters.
Sun Aug 25, 2013, 09:42 PM
Aug 2013

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.

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