Posts tagged "Syria"

Hillary Clinton invokes American exceptionalism in fight against Islamic state

Hillary Clinton today outlined in detail how she would engage in a war against the Islamic state and worldwide terrorism. In essence she trumped both President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump by calling for, among other things, a “new phase” in the fight including a stepped up military offensive. But for me,... Read more »

Obama's cruel Syrian policy

When the United States finally blunders completely out of the Middle East, which of our global interests should we abandon next? President Barack Obama opened the door and showed Russian President Vladimir Putin the way in to the Middle East. There’ll be no getting him out now or in the foreseeable future. Some, conforming to... Read more »

Are we safer now than we were on 9/11, 14 years ago?

No, I don’t think that we are safer now than we were on 9/11, 14 years ago when thousands of innocent Americans were murdered by religious fanatics. I doubt we’ll see a repeat of terrorists hijacking four planes to fly them into buildings because it’s harder to get on a plane with a weapon, but... Read more »

A passionate cry for help for Syrians

How can we let this happen?

What's needed in the Middle East now is Saddam Hussein

Everyone would have been better off if we had just left Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein alone. We would have saved the more than 4,000 American lives and $1 trillion wasted in the Iraq War. Saddam was such a force for stability that we wouldn’t be worried today about the Islamic State barbarians. No beheadings. No... Read more »

Please, Mr. President Barack Obama, put a sock in it

Because every time you open your mouth, you make things worse. The latest is the passing-the-buck goofiness of trying to blame the intelligence community for the failure to recognize the dangers of ISIS/ISIL/The Islamic State in enough time. That was the kind of blunder you can’t explain away, seeing as how the facts say it... Read more »

Running commentary and reaction to President Barack Obama's speech on Syria

Basically, he was treading water until events, once again, overtake his policies, whatever they are. In reverse chronological order Final Thoughts: President Obama was trying to recover from two years of bungling diplomacy (see my column today in the Chicago Tribune). I’m not sure he has; he has left Americans with  as many questions as... Read more »

Another dangerous White House national security leak?

I was amazed that the coverage President Barack Obama’s not-so-secret secret order for the CIA to aid the Syrian rebels mostly ignored the question of where the leak about the order came from. It seemed like an especially pertinent question considering the ruckus created over Obama’s alleged leaks about such things as the doctor that... Read more »
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