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Sun Aug 25, 2013, 04:13 PM

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.

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Reply As Syria war escalates, Americans cool to U.S. intervention: Reuters/Ipsos poll (Original post)
KittyWampus Aug 2013 OP
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2013 #1
Socal31 Aug 2013 #5
BOG PERSON Aug 2013 #9
Cha Aug 2013 #2
Junkdrawer Aug 2013 #3
bvar22 Aug 2013 #4
Socal31 Aug 2013 #6
Amonester Aug 2013 #8
NuclearDem Aug 2013 #7

Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 04:35 PM

1. A similar number of Americans...

were against invading Iraq, too.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 10:38 PM

5. 2003 Iraq was much different, and there was more support.

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.

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Response to Socal31 (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 10:48 PM

9. yes

look at wikipedia. only 27% opposed military action in 2003. versus 60% now. big difference.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 04:45 PM

2. K&R.. thanks

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 04:48 PM

3. We throw some missiles, they throw some missiles, and it'll be Rah Team USA....

Flags on the car antennas....

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 05:31 PM

4. Americans are "Cool To" US Intervention?

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

"Cool To" a military intervention?
NO!!!
America is "STRONGLY OPPOSED" to U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war!!!
as stated further in the article:
"(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.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 10:38 PM

6. I think they are using it as opposed to

"American's warm to...."

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 10:46 PM

8. Hey, it's the 'new generation' way of saying stuff.

The same stuff, said differently.

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Response to KittyWampus (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 10:42 PM

7. Oh, as if it matters.

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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