Is President Obama secretly relieved the the House of Commons voted to not participate directly in military action against the Assad family?
Obama, as he often does, talked impulsively without looking a couple of moves ahead. His “Red Line” bluster regarding chemical weapons put him in a bind.
The British House of Commons has given him an out. So will the UN when Russia vetoes a resolution to attack Assad.
It may look like a defeat, but I bet he feels better knowing he has an excuse to do nothing.
(Not, by the way that any thing the US does can change anything in Syria. It would only be gesture)