British Parliament Rejects Syria Strike

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Britain’s House of Commons rejected Prime Minister David Cameron’s symbolic motion Thursday calling for a limited strike against Syrian targets in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack last week by a vote of 285 – 272.

Cameron told lawmakers he would abide by the vote, saying “I get it.”

President Barack Obama is still deliberating whether to intervene militarily against the Assad regime, but the New York Times reported Thursday that should he take action he would be willing to do so unilaterally.

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