House of Commons vote as a 'loss' for British Prime Minister David Cameron. Some are slamming Miliband's duplicity. I see it differently: Cameron recalled Parliament, had the nerve to ask for a debate and a vote on whether the UK should commit to yet another war; to commit funds and ultimately soldiers lives in Syria. The image (click to enlarge) shows a very close thing, unlucky 13 but with 91 absent. However, this is very clearly that rare and wonderful thing, democracy in action; Cameron will respect/is respecting that decision (I will refrain from commenting on various examples of gross, sickening, lying hypocrisy of more than a few Labour MPs). To me he is in a win/win: whether the shit hits the fan or not he has tried to do what he thinks is right but, like the fair and decent man man in the pub, is held back by his friends and bystanders as he struggles to give the bounder what he deserves.
Update: well said Quentin.