WorldViews: David Cameron was humiliated when he asked Britain to fight Assad. What happens now with Islamic State?

By Adam Taylor, September 4, 2014

A little more than a year ago, British Prime Minister David Cameron went to the House of Commons to seek its approval for military action against the Syrian regime. Cameron didn't need to do so — he could have declared royal prerogative and superseded parliament — but, aware that the British public felt burnt by the way the Iraq war was handled, he wanted all the justification he could get.

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