The British parliament did a superb job today in articulating the doubt about military action and ultimately voting against it.
This has helped me to conclude that they are right.
Chucking in a few Cruise missiles, or even hundreds of missiles, is not going save a single life. Indeed, it would probably kill lots more people, none of them called “Assad”.
Over 100,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict. A few hundred people are killed by gas. It doesn’t make an argument for a mad throw of the dice.
I’m afraid the best the world outside Syria can do is to provide humanitarian help and diplomatic effort as best we can. …And pray for a speedy political solution.