US President Barack Obama shakes hands with French President Francois Hollande during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland on June 18. (Getty Images)
While Congress debates whether to support President Barack Obama in a strike on Syria, the controversy’s effect on U.S. allies abroad has been largely ignored. France, Britain, Israel and Jordan are dealing with the consequences of the president’s about-face from his original plan to attack Syria without congressional approval. Already, the events of the past week are being keenly felt behind the scenes as British officers are shut out of meetings at U.S. Central Command in Florida and British politicians try to repair their nation's “special relationship” with the United States.
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