Wars are a lot harder to get off the ground when you get into things like “proof.” That’s not how the Obama Administration rolls, and it won’t effect the US decision on attacking Syria, but British parliament has thrown a major monkey wrench into the Cameron government’s plans to join the US in the war.
The lack of legal justification for the war convinced Cameron he needed parliament to rubber stamp the plan, and when they indicated they wanted real proof, it got pretty messy, with Foreign Secretary William Hague vigorously arguing against the idea, declaring that they’d already presented “the maximum amount of evidence” to parliament and had no intention of giving them anything more.
Hague in particular didn’t seem happy about the agreement, and insisted that there was no reason for the US to “be constrained by Britain” and could just attack Syria whenever they want.
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