David Cameron is taking a massive risk by asking Parliament to bomb Syria this week
It's a massive risk for Cameron to ask parliament to approve military action at the moment because he can't be certain that he won't be defeated. It was really embarrassing for the Cameron-led coalition government when it lost a similar vote in 2013 to take part in an air campaign against the Syrian regime. It was bad for Cameron to lose a vote on bombing Syria once, if he loses another one people will start to question his judgment and possibly even his suitability to be leader.
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