Sep 162013
 

Here are the results of our War on Syria Poll.  Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories.   Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population.  Nevertheless, our polls are often accurate.

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And here are your comments.

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Posted by mamabearclaw  September 10, 2013 at 6:27 am.  

 

Although I will stand behind what ever decision President Obama makes. I am not sure any he even knows what he will do. But he is not all talk or is he war hungry. He is President and he feels that all people have rights no matter what color what country or what party they belong to.

 

Posted by Yvonne White  September 1, 2013 at 4:16 pm.  

 

I’m glad he decided to wait on CONgre$$ – might as well spread the blame. But I’m afraid they will okay bombing & droning.

 

Posted by Lynn Squance  September 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm.  

 

I’d like to say that everything is just rhetoric, all talk. But I fear with a GOP dominated Congress, that will not be the case. Personally, I’d like to see a diplomatic solution, but with Russia pulling Al-Assad’s strings, and Iran playing the fiddle, that isn’t likely to happen. And then of course, both Russia and China have vetos on the UN Security Council so a diplomatic solution involving the UN is not likely to happen. All vetos on the Security Council should be relegated to the dust bin because they impede action when action is needed, no matter if that action is more diplomatic or sanctions, or war. I am NOT in favour of war.

 

Mr Obama has sent an action proposal to the Congress with documentation out-lining the information that he has. A vote will be taken by the Congress to "yea or nay" his proposed action. This is an astute move politically because it keeps the GOP dominated Congress in the responsibility loop. How will the Congress vote is another question. Will the GOP blood lust for war show forth or will they appear to obstruct the POTUS? Or will they come back with amendments to his plan?

 

As I understand, there is no declaration of war within Obama’s proposed plan, so any action other than talk, could be taken as an act of aggression and therefore subject the US to international sanction and I am sure that Russia would be only too glad to lead that fight. I really don’t trust Mad Vlad Putin.

 

I think, as far as the Congress is concerned, will obstruction trump profits? The decision that will come from the Congress is likely more about the US and the "what’s in it for me" question, than what the Syrian people need and want.

 

I guess wait and see.

 

 

 

Posted by Rixar13  September 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm.  

 

Bombs and Cruise missiles when Congress oops, just talk.

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Posted by gene jacobson  September 1, 2013 at 8:50 am.  

 

I am voting bombs, but I am hoping not. No troops, no more death dealing. It is far too late after the fact to now be acting like we have the high moral ground here. Now if he were to attack the arms dealers, that I’d support, they, after all are the guilty parties here. The ones who make and sell the weapons – including US, have the most blood on their hands of all.

 

Posted by Patty  September 1, 2013 at 5:02 am.  

 

I am voting with my heart and hopes. Please be true. We don’t need another war.

 

Posted by Edith Belcher  August 31, 2013 at 9:53 pm.  

 

I think he will be like the rest, he won’t stop at using bombs and cruise controlled missiles. We are the most war hungry nation in the world

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I did not vote with the majority, this time.  I voted “just talk”, because I figured Obama was too smart a guy to embark on a policy guaranteed to fail.  I said nothing, at the time, because nobody else had publically surmised that he was bluffing, and did not want to tip his hand.

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  12 Responses to “Poll Results–9/16/2013”

  1. I voted with my heart and said "just talk". It must have all been a part of his "Big Bluff" He is the Master!

  2. Thanks TC – the situation in Syria worries me sick.

  3. To paraphrase a wise man I know, Obama often plays chess when the rest are playing checkers.  He's not a warmonger but he's also not a pushover.  Anybody who could shake hands with W and not go "Ewwww" afterward is stronger than we think….

  4. I believe I voted "just talk" but was afraid that the Republicanus/Teabagger dominated Congress would kick it up a notch to "bombs and cruise missiles".  To me, it was less about the Syrian people (much less!) and much more about obstructing Obama.  You really have to hand it to the Republicanus/Teabaggers when Obstruction becomes more important than profits!

    As Arielle says, "… Obama often plays chess when the rest are playing checkers. …"

  5. As Arielle says, "… Obama often plays chess when the rest are playing checkers. …"

    Lynn Squance

    Thanks Lynn and Arielle, this sums it up nicely… :smile:

  6. I fully expected bombs.  I am getting to the point that I distrust almost all our government.