Skip to comments.As Syria War Escalates, Americans Cool to U.S. Intervention: Reuters/Ipsos Poll
Posted on 08/25/2013 12:00:53 PM PDT by kristinn
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.
Taken together, the polls suggest that so far, the growing crisis in Syria, and the emotionally wrenching pictures from an alleged chemical attack in a Damascus suburb this week, may actually be hardening many Americans' resolve not to get involved in another conflict in the Middle East.
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He is speaking, of course, about Congress.
Prepare to be bombarded with pictures of dead babies for as long as it takes.
Americans (not enough, unfortunately) are smart enough to understand that Syria hates us and neither side will be our friend, so how can we justify spending one red cent, much less spilling American blood on them?
Besides, it's muzzie killing muzzie, so what could be better? It's the elusive "win-win" situation.
Yes...but in doing so he is making the commie libs admit that Saddam had CW (which everyone knew at the time anyway, but their story then was Bush had lied). I am a contrarian on the Middle East, though. My view is Obamba’s lack of a clue and care is good. Let these places blow up and the dust settle where it will. Putin knows bozo is weak and will stare him down.
Especially Wars to protect the Muslim Brotherhood.
No Blood for Muhammad!
My middle east plan involves pulling out of pretty much every middle east nation and parking a carrier group off the Israeli coast if they want it. with maybe another at the southern end of the Suez canal.
China would likely move in to the Persian Gulf but they will alsu inherit all its problems as well.
That would be fun to watch, "But Wait the Chinese would be far more ruthless than the U.S." you say.
Yes, and so were the Soviets, and you see how well that turned out for them.
I served in Iraq I 20 years ago.
I have 3 kids.
I do not want them to serve due to Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Jordan.
It is time those countries fought their own battles. If they want change then let them get it themselves. I am not willing to spend my children on people that do not want what we have.
God bless them, but we have done what we could to help. Now it is there turn.
If they don’t want us there then let us drill our own oil and protect ourselves.
I have had enough!
Call me an isolationist, call me a hillbilly, call me anything you want, just don’t call me to send my kids to help them fight an Islamic religious war.
How many times have we been told by the left that we need to let the U.N. handle international problems?
Let them handle it.
Maybe they can send a strongly worded letter.
If we do anything, we'll be met with rage and hatred by both sides.
It's a no win situation.
The sheeple are cool with fighting for the Al Quaeda President.
I’ll call you a Wise Man (or Woman, can’t tell by your screen name). Thanks for your service.
Now would be a good time to run a poll. “do you think that Syrias WMD came from Iraq?
Really screw with Obama’s head.
Folks don’t tell me you have forgotten what Benghazi was all about? He has the blood of all these people in Libya and Syria on his hands.
I suspects Americans have been conned enough times in the last 20+ years — by Democrats and Republicans alike — that they don’t really give a damn what happens over there.
I, for one, am against any intervention. There simply is nothing to be won with way too many lives to be lost on our side, along with way too much money to be lost.
This is a Muslim problem - let them solve it.
This reminds me of the Serbian/Kosovo mess some 20 years ago. We were told it was genocide and America and Britain went in on the side of Muslim extremists. Which led to a creation of a Muslim failed basket case state in Eastern Europe and a training ground for terrorists.
Hopefully this time, the Russians beat us there.
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I find it exceedingly odd that Assad supposedly chem-ed his own people on the day UN weapons inspectors were due, and then what, hours later, the UN Security Council had n emergency meeting. It is all so bizarre.
We give the fox Muslim brothers the keys to the US hen house so they will not attack us, we hope. This is the china policy Nixon detente waged by looting libs. Of course they also jumped on the “stimulus” language to allow foreign aid and obamacare monsters.
Now Egypt is switching on us. Got to please the Moslem brothers in the White House and attempt giving them Syria.
When going to Afghanistan, I kid you not, sycophant Ozero officers made us a speech about waging LBJs war of poverty in Afghanistan ... It’s all lib programs. Completely stupid, Vietnam ROE included. It was amploymto help commits.
“When going to Afghanistan, I kid you not, sycophant Ozero officers made us a speech about waging LBJs war of poverty in Afghanistan.”
I thank the good Lord that no family members nor friends are in our military with the left wingers running/ruining the military.
The untold story here is that they’ve found the chemical weapons from Saddam which the left denied ever existed. What we don’t know is if Assad or the Al Qaida backed rebels used them.
Hmmmmmmmm. Who could the 9% be?
Where is Code Pink? Where is Cindy Sheehan? Where is Medea Benjamin? Not a peep from any of them. Guess this “war” is different.
LBJ went from being a so called great president with the liberals with his war on poverty, which is still being lost, to one of the worse presidents ever after he deepened the Nam War because of the so called Gulf of Tonkin event.
Now, Obozo Liar appears to be following in the footsteps of LBJ with his lies about Assad and Syria, while covering for the Muslim Brotherhood Thugs and al Queda in Syria.
"Obozo Liar is drawing us in and he will go with or without the consent of the Congress and the Consent of the Governed. This could be an impeachable act if he botches it and was not legally covered. What's it to him if a few US pilots get shot down, some guys get seriously injured in the cruise missile prep on our ships, Americans citizens are kidnapped by Hezbollah in Beirut,, US Embassy and consulates across the Middle East are MANPAD-ed with major strikes, and otherwise all hell breaks loose. Domestically, he can get NSA, Obozo care, Fox News wiretap-gate, IRS-gate and Benghazi off the front pages."
If Obozo Liar decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured for the very first time in history that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qaeda. Quite an alliance! The Islamic thugs/serial killers, who slaughtered thousands of innocent Americans on 9/11, will then be fighting alongside the very nation whose innocents they so cruelly murdered almost exactly 12 years ago.