Americans are tired of sending our troops to intervene in the affairs of other nations, according to a new poll released on March 15 by the Pew Research Center.  Syria is in the news a great deal these days. Uprisings against the Baathist regime of President Assad have been serious and growing over the last year.  An estimated 8,000 Syrians have died in this fighting.

ObamaTime truly flies on the Internet, and political campaigns may sometimes lead to strange alliances, both real and fanciful. By the time the Barack Obama campaign released its much-publicized YouTube video, The Road We've Traveled, Thursday night, the Republican National Committee had produced a poster that, while not exactly promoting the "docuganda" (what the Washington Post dubbed the combination documentary and propaganda production), it did call further attention to it.

On Wednesday, March 14, reported that gun battles between Mexican military and Mexican drug traffickers caused U.S. authorities to shut down two international crossings in Texas. The two bridges form the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) port of entry in Eagle Pass (county seat of Maverick County) Texas, about 140 miles southwest of San Antonio. They connect the city to Piedras Negras in the Mexican border state of Coahuila. The Eagle Pass Business Journal (EPBJ) reported that traffickers used high-powered automatic weapons, machine guns, and rocket-propelled grenades.

The President of Afghanistan has called for U.S. troop presence in his country to be limited to American military bases by 2013, insisting that the transition of control of the country to the Afghan military be moved up a year from the previously agreed to date. The announcement by President Hamid Karzai came only hours after President Obama had pledged to stick to the scheduled withdrawal of U.S. combat troops by 2014, the New York Times reported.

Though two-thirds of Americans are opposed to American military intervention in Syria, and despite the lack of constitutional authority to intervene in Syria, Arizona Senator John McCain continues to advocate for the United States military to involve itself in Syria’s affairs.

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