Britain Rejects Syria Strike, US Will Make Its Own Decision

Britain Rejects Syria Strike, US Will Make Its Own Decision

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With yet another us destroyer joining four others near the coast of Syria, the U.S. military pieces are in place for an attack.

But President Barack Obama's administration suffered a major setback Thursday as the British parliament refused to back a military strike on Syria.

"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," British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday.

Obama is not expected to even seek congressional approval, a move that has angered some from both parties.

But on Thursday night, White House officials did hold a conference call with select members of congress to make the case for action, outlining evidence that the Syrian regime deployed chemical weapons last week. The president himself did not take part.

"They did say what proof they have, they're going to issue a statement, they're in the process of declassifying it. When they do that, we'll understand, but it's up to the president of the united states to present his case to sell this to the American public." House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said.

And to add to president's problems, Russia and China are standing in the way of any United Nations approval of military action in Syria, even as United Nations chemical weapons inspectors finish their work there.

The president says the response will be guided by America's best interests, and it could happen within days.

The White House says it believes the Syrian government is behind a deadly chemical weapons attack on their own people last week near Damascus.

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