White House seeks Allies and Support for War in Syria as Britain Says No.

The US Government finds itself increasingly alone in pursuit of a war with Syria, especially as the British Parliament rejected any such military strike in a vote held early Thursday. In spite of the probable loss of UK support, administration officials said that President Obama, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, was still interested in letting loose a “limited strike” on the forces of embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad. As Fox News reports:

“British lawmakers on Thursday voted against military intervention in Syria, in a major setback for both British Prime Minister David Cameron and the Obama administration in their push to punish the Assad regime for an alleged chemical weapons strike. 

“It is very clear tonight that, while the House has not passed a motion, it is clear to me that the British parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action. I get that and the government will act accordingly,” [Cameron] said. 

Polls in the United States have shown similar distaste among Americans for military action in Syria. But Obama and his top advisers, despite the vote in London, were trying to convince Congress on Thursday of the need to respond, holding a series of briefings as lawmakers increasingly voiced skepticism toward any military strike.”

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