Skip to comments.David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons
Posted on 08/29/2013 2:39:52 PM PDT by Zajko
British MPs have voted against possible military action against Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons.
David Cameron said it was clear the British Parliament does not want action and "I will act accordingly".
The government motion was defeated 285 to 272, a majority of 13 votes.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Hell of a coalition Obama has put together.
Wait - he actually asked Parliament? Too bad the Brits have that pesky representative government thing there instead of the monarchy we have in the United States, where 0bama doesn’t have to ask anybody.
Zero is going to need an underwear change now.
Hey, he still has the Bro-Hood of murdering thugs on his side.
I guess Cameron’s parliament didn’t go for the Obama “photo-opp”
Yeah. A leader that listens to his lawmakers.
” he actually asked Parliament? “
Obama is probably thinking that he sure as hell is not gonna make that mistake.
It might be too late for him to back down now without losing face.
This was a shock, almost unthinkable at the start of the day.
I’m glad, and Cameron now has suffered huge embarrassment. I’m not sure anything like this has ever happened in our parliament, at least in recent history (last hundred years)....I could be wrong however.
272 British MPs voted for action in Syria? That’s actually scary.
The ironic part is the Britain does not have a written constitution and the US does.
Should a no-confidence vote be next?
Actually, Obama was being pressured by Cameron and Holland to act. He was leading from behind. I suspect Obama will back down and not act "unilaterally." He will point to the UK vote and recent remarks from France that they must determine who initiated the chemical attack.
Obama is made to look like a fool again on the world stage. So much for firing a shot across the bow of Syria.
The UN report hasn’t even come out and Obama and Cameron want to
start lobbing missiles into Syria.
Where is John Boehner? Where is Eric Cantor? Where is Mitch McConnell?
Why isn’t congress being recalled to vote on this farce?
In my biased opinion yes, but in reality he will limp on until the next election where he will perform very badly.
If UKIP do well enough next year at European elections, he could be ousted, and for the record they were the only of the main parties to oppose action.
Damn. I wanted to see the government fall.
I guess this might be a stupid question, but when a vote fails like this, does that mean the government has to resign or elections are called?
Even the French attack poodles have returned to their kennel.
“It might be too late for him to back down now without losing face.”
This media darling dumbass could stumble us right in to WW3.
Putin is slinging his schlong in the Media Messiah’s face right now.
Payback for snubbing the entire British nation as soon as he took office in 2009.
This might be the year little arrogant Obie gets his comeupance.
Well, lets not give Obama ALL the blame.
Bonehead could recall congress to vote. One way or another.
After all, the GOP controls the house.
Where is Waldo Bonehead? In a bar or tanning salon?
"The well of public opinion was well and truly poisoned by the Iraq episode and we need to understand the public skepticism," Cameron said.
Blame it on Bush!
Its great for the British Parliament to show the way to our Illustrious Fearless Nobel Peace Prize Winner; the question still remains, will he activate his Al-Qaida Air Force or not?
Boner is probably on the Golf Course with Obummer..
Bonehead needs to be replaced by a Ted Cruz-type in the House. Surely there is one?
It's hardly my U.S. Air Force anymore, as our 'Resident has decimated it and feminized it with his social "experimentation".
It is quite common for governments to lose votes, but it doesn’t mean the government is to fall, normally if they fail to get parts of their election manifesto through parliament it can result in the government falling, but no always so.
Make no mistake, this is a huge embarrassment that will be remembered for a very long time over here.
Was this not a government motion?
Why was it not (also) a confidence vote?
It makes no sense to pick sides in this conflict.
I could, however, be talked into military action that levels ALL of Syria (or, even better, the entire Muslim world).
Asking for a declaration war and getting told no by Parliament? I don't think that's happened since James II.
These two pro-sodomy clowns are the worst duo in modern history.
Compare them to two BRILLIANT leaders:
Back in the 1980s, American and Britain had two strong and moral leaders.
Today, it is the exact opposite.
The Brits take it seriously enough to have a vote, yet our congress
don’t take time out of their busy recess to even have a vote?
Throw the bums out! Especially Bonehead.
” Bonehead needs to be replaced by a Ted Cruz-type in the House. Surely there is one?”
Not in sight.
"I win again. I always win."
Indeed Obama has snubbed and insulted our British allies from day 1.
Has anyone heard from the blubbering cheeto lately? Or is he still sending letters?
It was but not a confidence vote by definition.
The last time there was a motion of no confidence was apparently in 1979! A good few years before I was born!
Normally, the threat of a leadership vote of no confidence as in what happened to Thatcher (causing her to resign) and was threatened of Blair, Brown and Cameron to varying degrees can cause a leader to resign or stand for their position.
I have no answer to that question so I'm going to repeat it.
WHERE THE HELL IS CONGRESS?
He'll be dead when this is over and done with. They're just fighting over who gets to off him. I think he's in Iran right now. "Visiting."
I know it's bad for America to have a President who looks this weak and foolish, but right now I'm enjoying a heapin' helpin' of Schadenfreude.
A couple of things. First off, kudos to Parliament. Second, methinks the guy sitting in the back of the room is getting the last laugh here on our arrogant POS president. Third, this guy is stupid enough and a marcicist enough to forge ahead anyway. If he does, he may get us involved in a WW over his arrogance and ego. Lastly, our steady as she goes Congress better take hold of this guy immediately and if they don’t, they better get the impeachment motions flying. I’d even be open to his excellency being brought up on international charges, after all, he has been rejected by the UN, a few allies like Britain, France and Germany already which seems to indicate why we have not heard anything from NATO on this matter. Public opinion for any action is below 10% too. What the hell is our Congress waiting for??
I got even money saying the reason the U.S. Senate is not debating this is because the know they don’t have the votes.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.