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We are a Coalition of One

In a vote of 285 to 272 the British House of Commons voted down the military action called for by Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron began his arguments for a military strike against Syria stating that it had been determined that Britain must act due to humanitarian concerns for the people of Syria. Concerns for the people of Syria have arisen due to the alleged chemical attacks, of unknown origin, which has been reported to have killed hundreds of civilians.

Obama is yet to make up his mind about such action.

The US Congress remains missing in action.

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Linda Cross's picture

Words of respect from the British Prime Minister,

David Cameron, for the House of Commons, after being defeated by their vote against military action.

" I strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons, but I also believe in respecting the will of this House of Commons.

"It is very clear tonight that, while the House has not passed a motion, it is clear to me that the British parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action.

"I get that and the government will act accordingly."

Isn't this how our congress and President should be behaving right now?!

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.