Syria Question; Intervention or Non-Intervention?

a writing by Richard Gildea

Our Prime Minister (UK) has agreed to accept the will of Parliament.
Be assured, he did not have to accept their decision in this case, indeed he did not even have to allow such a vote in the first place.
His position as head of Government is such that he could have called for intervention, regardless of the opposition of Parliament and the majority view held by the British people.

This is exactly what Mr Blair decided to do, with all the resulting recriminations about WMD’s and on-going loss of innocent lives.

It is a possibility that Mr Cameron deserves more credit than he is currently receiving from the Press and other Politicians around the world.
It is also possible he recalled Parliament whilst secretly hoping MP’s would vote against intervention, (It appears the Government could have drummed up more votes through lobbying if they so wished, several MP’s were absent) thus avoiding the most momentous decision any political leader would ever have to take.

This allows him to uphold Democracy and at the same time lose none of his personal credibility in wishing to join with our Allies.

Whatever the reasons behind recalling “The House” and the outcome of their debate, many families in the UK will breathe a sigh of relief that our already overstretched Armed Forces, are not called upon once again.

Sadly there are also families in Syria and elsewhere who continue to be oppressed by people with evil intent.
Recent history tells us that pouring more oil on the fire, tends only to inflame.

My own experience tells me; as a Nation we may be able to provide a quick fix but we are not equipped for the long term care required.


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