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Damned it you do…damned if you don’t —The president made the right decision

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Front Pageby Jesse J. Lewis, Sr.
Most people in America are aware of the fact that the president of the United States does not need the approval of Congress to go to war with Syria for it’s  suspected use of chemical weapons.
According to various polls, nearly 80 percent of Americans want President Obama to seek approval from Congress before launching a military attack on Syria — 70 percent of Democrats and 90 percent of Republicans, say Obama should be required to receive authority from Congress.The findings show that public opinion echoes the sentiment on Capital Hill, where 140 legislators have signed a letter saying Obama would violate the Constitution by striking Syria without first getting authorization from Congress.
An NBA survey also found that 50 percent of Americans oppose the United States taking military action, compared with 42 percent who support a military response. In addition, only 21 percent of respondents think taking action against the Syrian government is in the national interest of the United States, while 33 percent disagree and 45 percent said they don’t know enough to have an opinion. Just 27 percent say  that U. S. military action will improve the situation for Syrian civilians, compared to 41 percent who said it won’t.
At the same time, the public overwhelmingly disapproves of Obama’s handling of the situation in Syria, which found that only 35 percent approve of the  President’s response.
The NBC Survey also showed that Obama’s overall job-approval rating has dropped another point since last month toe 44 percent, which is tied for his lowest mark in past surveys.