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Obama senses it's time for a rethink on Syria

MAYBE the vote in the US Congress over intervention in Syria will come to be seen as a defining moment in history.

The US has always done what it wants and used its military might as it sees fit, regardless of the consequences, or what the rest of the world thinks.

In the past, Americans were largely behind their leaders and went along with the gun-slinging, kick-ass approach.

Britain has always sided with the Americans, but even the British are now questioning the American approach.

When we, who have never been shy of fighting a war, or two, are inclined to desert the Americans, maybe it is time to rethink the strategy. Obama seems to have sensed the turn in history, whatever his bullish rhetoric.

PETER THOMAS

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