Update: Since this article was published, the British Parliament voted to authorize the use military force against ISIS in Syria. The vote was 397 to 223.
British Prime Minister David Cameron urged Parliament to back U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, saying “[t]he question is this — do we work with our allies to degrade and destroy this threat and do we go after these terrorists in their heartlands from where they are plotting to kill British people, or do we sit back and wait for them?”
The Prime Minister’s voice was muffled by members of Parliament (MPs) demanding an apology for statements Cameron made earlier, where he had called those who opposed the effort “a bunch of terrorist sympathizers.” Cameron held his ground and did not apologize for his remarks, but offered his respect for those who would disagree with his position before continuing to make his case.
Reuters reports that many Britons have been hesitant to support another military foray into the Middle East since witnessing the instability brought on by wars in
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