CNN Poll: Most Americans see no U.S. obligation in Syria
February 14th, 2012
08:23 PM ET

CNN Poll: Most Americans see no U.S. obligation in Syria

Nearly three-quarters of Americans believe the United States does not have a responsibility to do something about the fighting in Syria between government forces and anti-government groups, according to a new national survey.

In a CNN/ORC/International poll released Tuesday, 73% of Americans said the U.S. has no obligation to respond to the ongoing unrest, while 25% agreed with the notion. Two percent had no opinion.

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  1. Mike Houston

    It doesn't matter how many Americans do, or do not, feel the U.S. has a "responsibility" to take
    some kind of active (military?) role in resolving the Syrian debacle that is occurring. It's a civil
    war. The U.S. can proclaim its preference (the defeat of Assad) and we can encourage
    other nations to agree, but the U.S. (and Russia/China) should do nothing there unless called
    upon by the Arab League AND the U.N. to do so.

    February 15, 2012 at 11:23 am | Reply
    • Buzzer

      So we don't "move" until the Arab League or U.N. tell us to "move"? Why exactly are either of these organizations qualified or have the authority to dictate to the U.S. what we should and should not do? A nation's interests and the judgment of their leaders are not to be dictated by other nations...period. Consulted perhaps, but not driven. You make the U.S. military sound like they'er just a "tool" of these organizations.

      February 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Reply
  2. Mikie

    Obviously, we have enough problems at home to deal with. The days of America protecting non-americans is over. Handle your own problems and don't count on the U.S. to save you from yourselves.

    February 15, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply
  3. Al Pakistani

    What do Moslems have to do with not so good government? Everything to do with it

    February 14, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Reply
  4. ???

    What do zionists have to do with what's going on in Syria?

    February 14, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Reply
  5. J. Pollard the Soon to be free from jail spy thanks obama

    Most American Patriots see no reason to go to war against Iran for the dirty evil zionists.

    Let them fight their own wars on their own dime.

    punk arse bi tches , the idf is a army of pussies.

    February 14, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Reply
    • Buzzer

      As has been proven over and over in history, the IDF is good enough to hand the surrounding Arab countries (independently or as a group) and "organizations" their butt...time to lump in these countries into your "characterization" as well...

      February 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Reply

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