A new Reuters/Ipsos poll has finally found something that Americans like even less than Congress: the possibility of U.S. military intervention in Syria. Only 9 percent of respondents said that the Obama administration should intervene militarily in Syria.
FACTS on SYRIA:
- There is absolutely no evidence or confirmation that the Assad government carried out the alleged chemical attack.
- United Nations weapons inspectors are in Syria at the direct REQUEST of the Syrian government to prove that they have not used chemical weapons. The attack took place a mere 3 miles away from the inspection team, on the very day they arrived.
- Carla Del Ponte, a United Nations Human Rights investigator, has stated that there is no proof the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, but evidence suggests the rebels have.
- In May, 12 members of the Syrian rebel forces were arrested in Turkey. The rebels possessed 4.5 pounds of Sarin, the neurotoxin alleged to have been used in the recent attack.
Here’s an idea: How about a congressional resolution prohibiting unprovoked military action against Syria? The President has the authority to defend the USA and our allies, but under our Constitution only Congress can authorize a war of aggression (which would still be illegal under the U.N. Charter).
UPDATE: 4 of the Most Awful Arguments for Attacking Syria Made So Far. There is no reason that makes any sense.
UPDATE: Boehner Predicts ‘Whale Of A Fight’ Over Debt Limit. So instead of paying the bills or doing something popular, the Speaker of the House wants to go back to threatening to shut down the federal government.