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New Polls: Americans Strongly Oppose Syria Intervention

PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 3:23 AM
"Military action" is a polite phrase for killing people. It would be nice to believe that this has some larger purpose than saving Barack Obama from political embarrassment (Sowell) Loyalty — that is the only reason Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) can imagine supporting President Obama’s Syria resolution. “If [Obama] gets saved at all, it’ll be because of loyalty of Democrats. They just don’t want to see him shamed and humiliated on the national stage,” non-voting delegate Norton told the Bill Press Show Tuesday.
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Sep 04, 2013 3:31 AM
He might do better to remember what Jeremy Irons’s pope says on “The Borgias,” “Do you not see that even the impression of weakness begets weakness?”

According to a pair of hot-off-the-presses public opinion polls, the American people are deeply skeptical of any additional US intervention in Syria's bloody civil war.  First up are the new numbers from ABC News and the Washington Post.  Note the bipartisan nature of the data on airstrikes; opposition levels among Republicans (43/55) and Democrats (42/54) are practically indistinguishable, with independents leading the way:    




Support for airstrikes rises to 46 percent -- with a slim majority still...