Sunday, September 01, 2013

Syrian vote: a triumph of democracy.


Obama is now seeking a Congress approval for military action in Syria in the wake of the Westminster vote against intervention. The vote is not expected until 9 September, so no action is expected until then.

In France, voices are raised in support of parliament getting a say in sending French forces into battle. There is even talk of starting to think of VI Republic for France with stronger parliament. The current V Republic is sometimes called 'monarchical presidency' or 'low intensity democracy.'

In the end, Cameron scored a triumphant victory when he went to the Parliament with a resolution to support military action in Syria and didn't get it. It was a triumph of democracy, due process and common sense.

Read my longer analysis on the Russian side of Tetradki.

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