mojojojo wrote:My stepfather left the Labour Party when they gave up on unilateral nuclear disarmament. Hodges goes because they don't want to bomb another country at the drop of a hat. I know whose decision I respect.
I'm almost serious in suggesting that a Labour Party member tearing up his membership in disgust for not going to war must be unprecedented in its history.
Tubby Isaacs wrote: Isn't it more likely Obama doesn't fancy it, and would happily see this die in Congress?
Thats a good point. This crisis stems from an arbitary red line that Obama made for himself in the hope that it would never arise. He probably can't see little military sense in it and the US keeping up the asymmetrical war against Islamist insurgents is still his priority.