Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, wrote that the situation in Syria provides an opportunity to consider other options besides military intervention: "Can a head of state be proven guilty of committing an act of terrorism against innocent people? How might that galvanize and unite international opinion against him and in defense of the Syrian people who are suffering so much? Could new levels of isolation and rejection be used to surround him with united international pressure to weaken his regime? And if the use of force is necessary as part of that pressure, how can we begin to move away from the unintended consequences of war to a new and focused strategy of policing the world of its terrorist threats?"
An NBC poll released Friday found Americans divided over the scope of intervention in Syria. Fifty percent of Americans believe the United States should not intervene. "But the public is more supportive of military action when it's limited to launching cruise missiles from U.S. naval ships — 50 percent favor that kind of intervention, while 44 percent oppose it."
A Reuters/Ipsos poll released over the weekend found about 60 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria's civil war, while just 9 percent thought Obama should act.
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