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Two men with only one solution

Paul Vallely

by Paul Vallely

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 @ 12:05

Our leaders - at home and abroad - should act like grown-ups, says Paul Vallely

WHAT do Ed Miliband and President Obama have in common? Facing short-term political problems, they have both come up with desperate quick-fix solutions that could land them in much bigger difficulties in the future.

The President's problems began a year ago, with a careless remark that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime would cross a red line. This was the peacenik who came to office railing against "dumb" wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The gas attack in Damascus last ...

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