August 28, 2013
He said that despite a sense of “moral outrage” at the use of chemical weapons by the regime, armed intervention would drag the UK into a war which could engulf the whole of the Middle East.
And he voiced surprise that David Cameron is even contemplating a military response after slashing the armed forces to a “pitiful degree”.
In voicing outright opposition to an attack, Lord Carey went further than the current Archbishop, the Most Rev Justin Welby, who urged MPs not to “rush to judgment” and consider the wider impact across the Muslim world.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Archbishop Welby warned of potential “unforeseeable” consequences of stepping in.
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