American Public Favors Sending Large Numbers of Troops to Syria & Iraq

Image result for warThe American public by an overwhelming 6-in-10 now favor sending U.S. ground troops in large numbers Syria and Iraq to fight ISIS, according to the latest Gallup poll.  

Barack Obama for the first time since 2009, visited the U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center for an in person briefing. The President then gave a television address to try to reassure the nation that his national security program is working by stating, “at this moment our intelligence and counter-terrorism professionals do not have any specific and credible information about an attack on the homeland.” 

President Obama’s was forced to go before the people for the second time in just two weeks after the mid-December Gallup Poll of Americans revealed:

1)  59 percent of favor sending large numbers of U.S. ground troops to Syria and Iraq to fight the Islamic State;
2)  70 percent favor sending more U.S. special forces to fight the Islamic State;
3)  71 percent favor banning gun sales to people on the federal no-fly watch list;
4)  79 percent favor an overhaul of the federal visa waiver program to provide tighter security for people who come to the U.S. temporarily; and
5)  79 percent favor U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State.

The current Gallup polling data is virtually the mirror image of the attitudes of the American public in mid-2014 when 6-in-10 (62 percent) of respondents told Gallup they were opposed to any U.S. military involvement in Syria and Iraq.

With widespread public fear undoubtedly undermining Christmas sales and U.S. economic momentum, the President and Congress seem on the path to escalating military involvement in the Middle East.  

The United States has formally declared war against 11 foreign nations in 5 separate wars over its history. There have also been seven undeclared wars which received congressional authorization in some form short of a formal declaration of war. In addition, the President of the United States has used U.S. Armed Forces in situations of military conflict or potential conflict over two hundred times, without Congressional authorization.

When the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided in November 2009 to award the Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama, the Committee Chairman said that under Mr. Obama's leadership, “dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts.”

But a Quinnipiac University public opinion poll of roughly 2,300 Americans found that only, 26 percent believed the President deserved the Nobel Peace Prize. Support was extremely low among Republicans and independents, and only 49 percent of Democrats said the Nobel Committee made the right choice.

Over the next six years, President Obama would launch 3,000 covert drone strikes and supported the revolution theology of the Arab Spring that led to Tunisia’s government overthrown; Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak ousted and government overthrown; Libya’s Leader Muammar Gaddafi killed and government overthrown following a civil war with U.S. military intervention; Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh ousted, civil war against President Bashar al-Assad; and the establishment of the Islamic State Caliphate over half of Syria and Iraq.

Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz, a former supporter of Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 elections, recently complained that President’s Middle East policy destabilized the region and led to the ISIS crisis. “It was big mistake to jump on the Arab Spring enthusiastically, without realizing it was soon going to turn into an ‘Arab Winter.”

The Obama Administration is now facing its greatest crisis as the American public joins Congressional Democrats and Republicans in demanding tens of thousands of troops invade the Middle East, again.  

After completing his 10-minute address to the nation to calm the rising panic, President Barack Obama prepared to leave for a 15 days of Hawaiian vacation on the east side of Oahu at the so-called “Magnum P.I.” estate that once used in the '80s television show.


By  Editorial Staff

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