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The Guardian view on Syria: parliament should have been consulted | Editorial

Missile strikes compromised by competing goals and instability in the White HouseThe weekend’s bombing of Syria, led by the United States with the United Kingdom and France in tow, was intended to send a message: that we will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against civilians, and if diplomacy cannot prevent it then we will use force. Narrowly targeted missile strikes against chemical weapons facilities were a direct response to what was almost certainly the Assad regime’s chemical attack on the town of Douma, which left dozens dead. Parliament...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Monday, 16 April