Friday, 6 September 2013

Onion Poll: Majority of Americans approve of sending Congress to Syria.

 The Onion Sept 5 2013:
"As President Obama continues to push for a plan of limited military intervention in Syria, a new poll of Americans has found that though the nation remains wary over the prospect of becoming involved in another Middle Eastern war, the vast majority of U.S. citizens strongly approve of sending Congress to Syria.  The New York Times/CBS News poll showed that though just 1 in 4 Americans believe that the United States has a responsibility to intervene in the Syrian conflict, more than 90 percent of the public is convinced that putting all 535 representatives of the United States Congress on the ground in Syria—----- is the best course of action at this time.   “I believe it is in the best interest of the United States, and the global community as a whole, to move forward with the deployment of all U.S. congressional leaders to Syria immediately,  Corespondent Carol Abare, 50, said in the nationwide telephone survey, echoing the thoughts of an estimated 9 in 10 Americans who said they “strongly support” any plan of action that involves putting the U.S. House and Senate on the ground in the war-torn Middle Eastern state."
If the US enters Syria to bomb, it better have something precious of its own at stake to temper the action.  I remember reading of one of the USSR republics plagued with crumbling apartment blocks which passed a law that the architect live at least a year in any building he designed. Congress should have something precious of its own on the line to limit its adventures to the necessary only.

This is like the difference between eggs and bacon.  For the chicken, an egg is a day's work, for the pig, bacon is a lifetime commitment.

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