Skip to comments.U.S. public opposes Syria intervention as Obama presses Congress
Posted on 09/03/2013 12:21:10 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama has failed so far to convince most Americans that the United States should launch a limited military strike against Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.
Some 56 percent of those surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria, while only 19 percent supported action, the online poll found.
The findings are essentially unchanged from last week and indicated that Obama changed few minds on Saturday when he argued that Washington has the obligation to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for what the United States says was a sarin gas attack that killed more than 1,400 people, including hundreds of children, near Damascus on August 21.
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It would be funny if it weren't so pathetic.
Winning issue. Republicans fold
Of course, this is just part of the same pattern we've been seeing for years. Most Americans do not support amnesty for illegals. This could also have been a winning GOP issue, yet they managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory there too with their own "path to citizenship" plan.
Why should Osambo care? He’s got as much or more power than King George in the XVIII century, taking advantage of the one foolishness of our Founding Daddies. His only concern are the Rats who might bitch about the upcoming 2014 erection, should things go haywire.
Asaad can now kill the populace with woodchippers and chain saws until they run out of people to kill. Guns, mortars, rockets, mines, daisy cutters, napalm runs, and squish em with tanks. That's all Okeedokee based on Obama doctrine.
Osambo? Why use that term?
So help me Gawd, this thing is going through.
If Repubs have truly folded, there is no reason to vote for them again.
Boehner is making a monumental mistake. His decision to declare war on Syria and involve the United States in a long bloody Mideast quagmire is catastrophic. He will be forced to resign less than six months after the first shots. He will be miserable for the rest of his life but others will suffer and die for his extremely poor judgement.
” Some 56 percent of those surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria, while only 19 percent supported action, the online poll found.”
Boehner to the rescue!!
Got a problem with Osambo? How about Odumbo, Hussein, Osama, Obummer, and a dozen other loving nicknames for your beloved POTUS?
It's the start of WWIII!
In former Yugoslavia, we had communist democracy. We had two to choose from
1. Union Of Communists of Yugoslavia
2. Socialist Union Of Working People Of Yugoslavia.
And I can really “feel” two-party system in USA.... (sarcasm)
It’s REALLY time for impeachment. At this rate our grandkids will be forced to speak another language as their mother tongue. Which one I’m not sure. If the libs aren’t seeing his horns popping out now they never will
and the Leadership of the USA doesn’t give a rat’s azz what the people want. Proven yet again.
The MSM is going to do everything to get that number up
The best way for a single party system to stay in power is to pose as a two party system, thereby creating the illusion of choice where there is none.
I used to think that the difference between the GOP and the Democrats was that the Republicans would tolerate or even support the welfare state as long as they got their wars and their police state, while Democrats would tolerate or even support wars and the police state as long as they got their welfare state.
Now I think that even this subtle difference no longer applies.
Yep!, And Bammy is claiming to take the high road to Armageddon.
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
That was my point.
US Democrats act like a a cheaters and Republicans act like a cuckolds in denial.
It’s ~NOT~ over yet, friend, call your Reps and Senators and tell them: “HELL NO”, and then if possible get involved in an anti-war protest! (If everyone does this then Congress will respond).
Please keep posting those photos.
We must remember.
Islam is DEATH.
Republicans bluster, retreat and then surrender. Same old process for every issue. It’s who they are; it’s what they do; it’s how they roll.
The only thing they are good at is losing.
It is too late. For decades too late. You know in communism you could also phone your representative in parlament. But what was the point?
Osambo has racist undertones due to the cartoon Little Black Sambo. There are a million reasons to demean Obama, but skin color isn't one of them.
I am absolutely opposed for the same reason some opposed Bush; to wit, NO BLOOD FOR OIL!
no blood for OIL (Obama's Insufferable Lapses)!
no blood for OIL (Obama's Incompetent Leadership)!
no blood for OIL (Obama's Insidious Liaisons)!
no blood for OIL (Obama the Islamist Lackey)! . . . .
Yes, for the obvious reason that the term needlessly invokes racial stereotypes which directly help advance the propaganda goals of those who claim that any opposition to 0bama is racially motivated. In reality, of course, it is anything but that.
How about Odumbo, Hussein, Osama, Obummer, and a dozen other loving nicknames for your beloved POTUS?
No problem with any of those. See how that works? And, by the way, 0bama is no more MY beloved POTUS than he is YOURS...
Defeatist attitudes will get us nowhere, it would have gotten the Poles nowhere (with the Berlin Wall) as well it would have gotten us nowhere with the election of Ronald Reagan, it would ALSO have gotten us NOWHERE if we hadn’t supported the election of Senators Cruz, Paul, Lee (and others)!
Sorry, I don’t buy it, there is still time to act (will God do His sovereign will either way, yes), but WE need to ACT as well!!
The Saudi Government, who has co-opted Democrats and Republicans alike, simply do not care what the American public thinks.
That led, I think, to a high degree of unreasonable expectations, certainly on the part of certain less erudite followers who stated that he would "rule" and certain others who consider the office too august even to question - oh, they get to, the opposition does not - and that even to do so is ascribable to racism. That doesn't set a great table for compromise.
This is not a case of the United States being embarrassed in any sense. It is not a case of the U.S. military being embarrassed. It is solely a case of a narcissistic, messianic adolescent convinced that the entire country revolves around him being brought up short when he overstepped his bounds. The current media mantra is that U.S. credibility is on the line. Not the case. And 0bama never had all that much to begin with.
I'm personally found of Obongo... But watch out, you've might incure the wrath of political correctness gestapo which seems to have infiltrated Free Republic as of late.
The few reasons cited by the RINOs are almost reasons enough to oppose this conflict.
McCain said that it diminishes the credibility of the US and the POTUS. As far as the US, I don’t think anyone doubts our national ability, *if* we have a national will. If we don’t, the US is *not* represented by its representatives. They are just things floating in our national toilet.
As far as the credibility of the POTUS, it *desperately needs* to be diminished. The office of the president has become an “imperial presidency”, and the president’s powers need to be substantially reduced. In this case, the War Powers Act needs to be considerably strengthened, taking power away from the POTUS and giving it to congress. But there are many, many other things that need to be done to restore order to the office.
They seem to want a king, not a president. To hell with that idea.
The only intervention the US should make is providing intelligence information to the rebels on how best to attack Assad’s forces. That should be more than enough. If the Saudis want to give them small arms, fine.
Well, there will be a few winners if we go to war. Saudi Arabia. The banksters. And secessionists.
Muzzies killing muzzies is always a good thing.
And I feel fine!
The Saudis are certainly part of the picture. They have a genius for speaking out of both sides of their mouths: posing as pro-Western "moderates" when they need something from the US, while assuring their own militant constituents that they're really on the side of militant by implementing sharia law at home and supporting jihadi fighters throughout the world.
I doubt that their influence is the whole story, but they're a big part of the picture. It's no accident that you had both Obama (literally) bowing to them and George W. Bush (literally) holding their hands.
Well, sure, we all know that, no explanation necessary. But we must challenge these templates, ridicule them, rather than continue to get down on our knees accept them and apologize (I think.) It’s along the line of people here and elsewhere saying, admitting “yes, I am a racist!” Use their weapon against them! Otherwise you risk the such nicks as ‘Hussein’ will be used against you (and have been, from what I’ve seen) in exactly the same way.
Simply stated, the Saudis keep their friends close and their enemies even closer.
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing Corker say during the hearings. He kept referring to strengthening the MODERATE opposition in Syria.
There is NO MODERATE OPPOSITION IN SYRIA.
I can’t believe what’s happening to my country.
Glad I’m not the only one who has noticed the GOP’s own strain of the political correctness virus.
The only question is who they consider their enemies and who they count among their friends.
Yup. WWIII is on deck. And our malevolent political class couldn’t be happier.
In modern history, there is no time in my life when the muzzies weren’t on a mass killing rampage.
I take it for granted they will always be murdering someone.
Therefore, when they apply their murderous ways to one another, I hate to, but must, call it a blessing. Because the alternative is that they will apply their murdering to innocent non-muslim people who are just trying to live good lives without that Child Rapist as their role model.
Yes, evidently the names for this Indonesian mulatto in the White Hut have already been categorized by the Political Correctness Ministry, and you’d better be careful with every word. (Is ‘mulatto’ allowed? What about ‘Indonesian’?)
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