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Friday, September 13, 2013

America's Enemies Pile On 

If Vladimir Putin's outrageous op-ed decrying the concept of American exceptionalism wasn't enough to endure in one day, America got another "gut punch" yesterday from Ayman al-Zawahiri. 

In a new message released the day after the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Al Qaeda leader instructs his jihadist followers to renew the attack against America. He specifically calls for smaller, easier attacks that can be carried out by one or two people. He praised the Boston Marathon bombing as a prime example. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

KGB Thug Lectures Home Of The Free 

It seems that new each day brings our beloved country yet another humiliation. Today Vladimir Putin, a former KGB thug who oversaw the mass murderers of Chechnya, a Russian autocrat still seething from the collapse of the Soviet Union, took to the pages of the New York Times to lecture the American people on what our proper attitude should be about our country and the world. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Speech 

It is the day after Obama's speech to the country on Syria. Military action has been postponed, perhaps permanently, an outcome most conservatives wanted. Yet, I doubt many of us woke up happy this morning. I know I did not.

It is not a happy experience to watch your country drown under the accumulating weight of Obama's mistakes. Certainly I have no doubt he would have failed implementing his Syria strikes, and he likely would have empowered our enemies in the process. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Another Day -- Time To Change Syria Policy Again! 

There is a wide consensus that Barack Obama made a big mistake in publicly setting a "red line" on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. But once again, Team Obama's verbal gaffes have created confusion and undermined America's credibility. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Syria Week In Washington 

As Congress returns to Washington this week, the headlines will be dominated by Syria. Today, Obama is pushing his Syrian strike plans in media interviews with ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS, Fox News and NBC. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Defeat Looming, Obama Goes To TV 

Reports this morning suggest that President Obama may suffer a stunning defeat on Capitol Hill as more members of Congress go on the record against taking military action in Syria. 

While the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution authorizing the use of force, cracks are emerging within the Democrat caucus. Senators Manchin (D-WV) and Heitkamp (D-ND) are proposing an alternative that would give Syria 45 days to sign a treaty banning the use of chemical weapons. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Obama Suddenly Discovers Congress 

I just re-read Obama's Saturday statement in which he announced that he intended to go to Congress to win approval for his "shot across the bow" against Syria. According to various reports, Obama's sudden reversal shocked everyone, including his closest aides. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Foreign Policy In The Twilight Zone 

Watching events unfold in Washington this week has been like living in the Twilight Zone. Who would have thought five years ago that Barack Obama, an anti-war liberal, would be asking Congress for the authority to bomb Syria? 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Nidal Hasan sentenced to death for the Fort Hood shootings. 

The Water's Edge 

I received dozens of responses from folks who felt strongly enough to let me know that they disagreed with my argument for action in Syria. I have no doubt that many more of you are ambivalent at best about our possible involvement in Syria. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Getting Serious With Syria? 

A confrontation with Syria appears inevitable. Here's what has happened in the past 24 hours: 
 

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