Tomorrow night President Barack Obama will speak to the American public about the situation currently in Syria. The president will have to lay out a good case for military action against the Assad regime because the majority of Americans are against the use of force.
A poll released today by CNN, dealt with public opinion on the issue of U.S. military action against Syria. The poll found that the public is totally against a strike resolution. CNN found that seven out of 10 people do not see the point of any military action because it would not help the United States’ aims in the region.
President Obama will take to the air ways tomorrow evening to not only to persuade the American public but to also try to persuade the congress.
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that President Obama does not have the support of congress in any potential military action. The paper reported:
“But it isn't clear whether Congress particularly the House, where Mr. Obama faces a more ominous battle will back such a measure. Many lawmakers have said they oppose the resolution as too broad, and their contention likely was bolstered during the recess as they heard constituents back home voice concern. The House isn't expected to vote before next week.”
During his speech, the president will have to answer the various questions that both the average Americans and the members of congress have for him. It remains to be seen if tomorrow he fulfill expectations and if he manages to win over many to his side.