FOX News reported this morning that President Obama is “prepared to act alone” with regard to a military strike against Syria. Obama administration officials told The New York Times on Thursday, that the attack would be “limited” and that “eroding support would not deter Mr. Obama in deciding to go ahead.”
Included in that “eroding support” is the United Kingdom, which has all but ruled out any British military involvement in Syria. In a stinging rejection of Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to intervene in the conflict, the British Parliament voted 285 to 272 yesterday not to take military action against President Bashar Assad’s regime.
After the stunning result — the first defeat of a British prime minister’s war vote since 1782 — Cameron announced:
Mr. Cameron’s statement is in stark contrast to our own President. Not only is Mr. Obama reportedly prepared to take military action against Syria without a broad international coalition, he also appears ready to strike without congressional approval.
While Cameron recalled Parliament from recess for yesterday’s vote, Obama has yet to respond publicly to the nearly 200 House members from both parties who have signed letters calling on the President to seek formal congressional approval before launching any military strike against Syria.
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