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In a rare victory for common sense in America, efforts by the federal government to build public support for military intervention in the Syrian civil war have backfired … badly.

According to the latest Washington Post/ ABC News poll, 64 percent of the country now opposes missile strikes against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Of those who oppose, 44 percent strongly oppose such strikes. Meanwhile only thirty percent of respondents support such an action – and more than half of them only “somewhat” supportive.

A week ago, those numbers were 59 percent against (39 percent strongly so) and 36 percent in favor (18 percent strongly so).

Wow … no wonder the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is panicking.

Anyway, props to the lawmakers who opposed this nonsense from the very beginning. And jeers to lawmakers like U.S. Rep. Tom Rice (RINO-S.C.) and Sen. Tim Scott who waffled on this key vote (which, it’s worth noting, has yet to be cast).

This website has consistently argued against American meddling in Syria.

“There is no compelling national interest at stake here. This is a civil war. Period. We had no business getting involved in the first place, and we certainly have no business directly attacking one of the belligerents,” we wrote recently. “America’s warmongers – including ‘Republicans’ John McCain and Lindsey Graham – are once again basing their case on dubious intelligence. They’re also wanting us to fight alongside al-Qaeda, the terrorist network responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks on America.”

The only question left is what will Obama do when the U.S. Congress shoots down his war resolution?

What will be his next attempt to “wag the dog?”