Saturday, August 31, 2013

Syria vote: A disaster? No, it's high time Britain stopped being Uncle Sam's poodle | Mail Online

Syria vote: A disaster? No, it's high time Britain stopped being Uncle Sam's poodle | Mail Online:
... I believe the House of Commons this week has belatedly awoken to its responsibilities as a legislature in checking an over-mighty executive. Successive prime ministers have abused their authority to commit Britain to foreign wars, as David Cameron sought to do in Syria.

Parliament has halted his initiative in its tracks, and displayed exemplary good sense in the interests of us all. There is nothing for Britain in Syria, and nothing for the Syrian people in any attempt by our Armed Forces to blunder in there.

I heard a Cameron supporter say yesterday: ‘But how shall we feel if America, backed by Germany and France, takes military action in Syria, and we are not there?’

Pretty good, is my answer to that...