The fallout from the government shutdown debacle has been devastating to the Republican Party. Poll results show the party is viewed negatively by 70% of the American people. In addition, Congress has only a 5% approval rating, the lowest in history. While Democrats control the Senate and are also unpopular, the media has focused their blame for the shutdown on the Republican Party.
The world is waiting for the U.S. Congress and ultimately President Barack Obama to make a critical decision that could maintain this country’s place in history as the most fierce and feared "world cop". The question--should the United States intervene in the Syria civil war by bombing specific military installations and assets.