Even as Americans continue to learn of the horrors occurring in Syria's bloody conflict, a new CNN poll shows that six in 10 say the U.S. has no responsibility to do something to stop the fighting.
Only 33 percent of Americans think the U.S. should act in Syria, though that is up eight percentage points from February, the poll showed.
While Washington has been resistant to the idea of military intervention, hawks, led by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., have called on the Obama administration to intervene further in the war-torn nation and prevent further deaths. In an op-ed on Thursday's Wall Street Journal, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called for the U.S. to establish so-called safe zones in Turkey, while assisting opposition forces with intelligence and supplies.
"By not pursuing a policy that takes bolder steps to stop Assad and assist the more pro-Western opposition leaders, we prolong this conflict and allow Syria to hurtle toward becoming a radicalized, failed state whose violence will spill over and threaten its neighbors," Rubio wrote. "Such an outcome would damage American interests and delight Iran and Hezbollah."
The U.S. is already coordinating with several countries in the region to provide intelligence to opposition forces, although their assistance has not been directly to the anti-Assad activists.