Macron’s bid to look strong on Syria could weaken him in France | Pauline Bock

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The president has often been compared to Blair, but these strikes have been met with scepticism in France. He will be hoping Syria isn’t his Iraq

On Syria, as with most topics, Emmanuel Macron is certain he has made the right call. In a TV interview on Sunday night, the French president described Saturday’s strikes in Syria, led by the US, Britain and France, as “a military success”​. The operation, which targeted chemical weapons facilities in Damascus and near Homs in retaliation for the suspected use of poison gas on civilians in Douma on 7 April, was Macron’s first major international military decision. “It is the international community that intervened,” he said​.

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