UK vote on Syria leaves Obama all but alone on military action

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

There was a time in Washington 10 years ago when US leaders loved to turn the television on to watch the British parliament, as Tony Blair made the case for the Iraq war with an eloquence that always eluded George W. Bush…

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“Whether you think we are in the Middle East to stabilise the region, to take the oil, to spread freedom and democracy. Whatever rationale you choose among the many that American presidents have articulated, it ain’t working.”

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