50 percent of Americans want action on Syria
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• Small anti-intervention protests broke out in Chicago and D.C., as polls show that Americans are divided over military action in Syria.
In a poll conducted by NBC News, 50% of Americans said they are against U.S. intervention in Syria following the apparent chemical attack that killed hundreds in a Damascus suburb. Fifty percent, however, favor a U.S. intervention plan that involves launching cruise missiles from naval ships.
According to the poll, nearly 80% of Americans want congressional approval before the U.S. takes any military action
International And Domestic Support For Syria Intervention Continues To Diminish
"In a statement about the call, Sen. Jim Inhofe, a Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the White House failed to present a comprehensive plan for intervention.
'The Administration informed us that they have a ‘broad range of options’ for Syria but failed to lay out a single option. They also did not provide a timeline, a strategy for Syria and the Middle East, or a plan for the funds to execute such an option.'
Sen. Carl Levin, the Democratic chairman of the Armed Services Committee, also issued a statement following the call, in which he said the U.S. should postpone its decision until United Nations inspectors publish their report from the Damascus neighborhood where the attack is believed to have occurred.
'I have previously called for the United States to work with our friends and allies to increase the military pressure on the Assad regime by providing lethal aid to vetted elements of the Syrian opposition. Tonight, I suggested that we should do so while UN inspectors complete their work and while we seek international support for limited, targeted strikes in response to the Assad regime’s large-scale use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people.'
After the call, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi joined Speaker John Boehner in urging President Obama to consult “all members of Congress” about intervention."
This story indicates that both sides of congress, the American people, the UN and the world in general are hoping Obama will slow down or stop and consider his actions. We don't need to get into another war.
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