Tag: weapons of mass destruction

Wait, you're saying there actually were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?

The fallback response of progressives when their president, Barack Obama, is accused of lying (e.g. “you can keep your doctor”)  is: President George W. Bush lied about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction as a justification for going to war. Now comes the New York Times disclosing that WMDs, namely chemical weapons, were discovered in... Read more »

Applaud Obama for reasserting America's moral leadership in the Syrian chemical attack

Whatever President Barack Obama’s threat of U.S. military retaliation for the chemical weapons attack on Syrian citizens has accomplished, it reasserted America’s moral leadership. However badly Obama handled the run-up to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s suspected gassing that killed some 1,400, including hundreds of children, it’s clear that without Obama’s missile rattling, Assad would have... 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 »
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Syria's Bashar Assad's immoral use of chemical weapons

America is on standby. Not as in Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By your Man.” Or as in Rob Reiner’s excellent coming-of-age movie, “Stand By Me.” Not as in “flying standby.” Or, “Please stand by, we’ll have our technical problems fixed in a moment.” No, America has become more like the dozens of neighbors of Kitty Genovese,... Read more »

Was Iraq all for naught? No.

There’s a genre of fiction called alternative or “what if” history. As in, what if Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee defeated the Union at the Battle of Gettysburg? Or, what if Hitler had not been born? Or, what if the United States had not invaded Iraq? That’s a fair question, now that U.S. troops have... Read more »
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