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NBC Poll: Nearly 80 Percent Want Congressional Approval on Syria (TEXT and VIDEO)


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, congress, Syria, politics, conflict, news, military, ethics, americans, government, politics, media )

Carrie
- 315 days ago - firstread.nbcnews.com
Nearly 80 percent of Americans believe President Barack Obama should receive congressional approval before using force in Syria, but the nation is divided over the scope of any potential strike, a new NBC News poll shows.



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Lona Goudswaard (67)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 8:09 am
Obama is in a difficult position. Either he attacks without Congressional approval and against the will of the majority, on both attack and approval, or he goes to Congress where he'll be denied approval just because he's Obama and the Republicans will deny him anything anyway, while cashing in some votes, because the Republicans will pretend they've represented the will of the people.

If he doesn't like the defeat Cameron had to swallow, he'll better 'change his mind because he listens to his people'. It'll take some flak from the enemy, because he, Biden and his spokesmen have been so adamant about proof and intervening in Syria that they dug themselves into quite a hole.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 11:00 am
Noted with the hope that the US stays out of this war.
 

Amy Fisher (10)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 11:09 am
Noted. I would prefer a peaceful solution to this.
 

k n. (57)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:18 pm
I watched the videos of the children and adults dieing from this chemical attack,something needs to be done,
 

Jane J. (2)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:33 pm
If this was his stance when in the Senate, just because he is now President, his basic principals should not have changed. Get approval, but stop telegraphing every move you plan to make.
 

Donna G. (38)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:35 pm
War isn't the answer. It's expensive to maintain a war and when our resources are so thin as it is. Money spent on war would be better spent on improving our infrastructure here at home.
 

Joanne Dixon (35)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:47 pm
I just got 2 emails, one from the NY Times and one from the Washington Post, saying Obama wants war but will seek Congressional approval first, when they return soon.
 

Carrie B. (300)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 1:22 pm
Obama does NOT want war ~ he wants to put an end to Assad's use of chemical weapons. At any rate, I'm glad he's waiting for the "Do Nothing" Congress to return and possibly do something.
 

monka blanke (74)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 1:24 pm
I don't want that the U.S. interferes in Syria!!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 2:08 pm
Noted. Very glad to know that it will be 9 days before Congress convenes to "discuss" this....gives us all plenty of time to give our Congress members notice that we oppose any military strike on Syria. Great Britain has already backed off because their Parliament voted against it. We can do the same. This is an international issue. First, the weapons inspectors must file their report.
If chemical weapons were used, this is against international law, and should be dealt with internationally. The U.S. is NOT the world police. We need to take care of the ills here....education, jobs, infrastructure. Sending, food, medical assistance....fine, but no military intervention.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 2:09 pm
BTW, the latest polls are: 9% in favor of attacking Syria.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 3:47 pm
No war against Syria!
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 2:07 am
noted
 

John Gregoire (257)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 4:47 am
NBC has lost all credibility so why should anyone believe their polls or anything else. The network even supports Keystone XL!
 

Nils Anders Lunde (526)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 7:57 am
It is becoming more apparent to all upon the planet that the old systems and patterns of influence are crumbling, as those who would wage war and destruction to keep the World’s inhabitants in a state of fear are no longer being supported by their citizens. The act of war is being viewed by the World’s people as an abomination and the greatest disrespect for the sanctity of human life experience on the planet.
There are those who care not for the honoring of all life and who seek to gratify their lust for power and privilege no matter the cost in human life and suffering. The people of the planet are beginning to understand who those ones are and are giving voice in opposition to these acts of violence and aggression. They are seeing through the justifications these ones make in order to show their citizens that their aggression and forays into other countries is acceptable.
The voices of their people have begun to swell in a spontaneous rejection of the old ways of maintaining power and control at the cost of those who would be put into the direct line of fire. The writing is on the wall for these leaders as they look around and realize that the people they have been elected and sworn to serve are not pleased by their choices and are willing to stand in the streets in the millions until the leaders have no choice but to stand down and find another, more peaceful way to resolve conflicts. The words of an old song sung many years ago “What if there was a war and no one came?” begin to make total sense. Those in power can do nothing without the people if the people choose to not follow.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (526)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 7:59 am
....., and in the news i read that the Syrian people themself do NOT want a "rescue" intervention from the USA!
 
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