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U.S. Set to Strike Syria

There’s nothing worse than being the only person at your war party. The British Parliament’s vote against a limited attack on Syria leaves President Obama poised to proceed alone with plans to strike in retaliation for an assumed chemical-weapons attack last week that killed hundreds. Going through the U.N. isn’t an option either; Russia is certain to use its veto power for any resolution brought to the Security Council. Officials say the president is ready to go it alone, but are stressing that he still hasn’t made a decision yet. There are now five destroyers just waiting in the Mediterranean for orders. And apparently France is still in. Francois Hollande told Le Monde that “all options are on the table.”