Why Obama Should Rethink Syria Strike

Citing results of a recent poll that shows overwhelming American opposition to a military strike in Syria, The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates says it's time for the Obama administration to rethink its strategy. 

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The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates says it's time for the Obama administration to re-evaluate its Syria strategy after a recent poll by the Pew Research Center found that an overwhelming number of Americans oppose a military strike.

By a 48% to 29% margin, more Americans oppose than support conducting military air strikes against Syria in response to reports that the Syrian government used chemical weapons ...

Polls can never be the end-all, be-all of any policy. But when you have majorities in your own country opposing a war, when the president can't convince his own party, when alleged allies in the region and your strongest ally in the world oppose war, then it's time to rethink. A coalition isn't something you assemble just for show. It demonstrates a broad range of concerns and interests have come to the same conclusion ...

Read Ta-Nehisi Coates' entire piece at The Atlantic.

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