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September 17, 2013
Cookie & Steven V. Roberts; Why Obama failed on Syria
While a lot about Syria remains unsettled, one fact is clear: President Obama has failed to convince the public, and the Congress, that attacking the Assad regime is a good idea. The administration has generated a flood of briefings and hearings, speeches and interviews, tweets and...
September 17, 2013 - 12:35am
September 14, 2013
Michael Reagan: A case of national whiplash
Did you see the hopeful breaking news about Syria? "Russia takes control of Syrian chemical weapons." That was the headline I saw on the Daily Kos website. The story quoted Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, announcing that Syria's chemical weapons, which had been consolidated...
September 14, 2013 - 2:17am
September 12, 2013
Joe Gandelman: Is the Republican party now the party of peace?
Does "GOP" now stand for the "Grand Old Peace" party? You'd think so if you listen to many Republican conservative talkers, pundits, and nervous politicians holding their fingers up to the wind, then holding up a certain finger to the White House. There has been a shift in the way...
September 12, 2013 - 11:02pm
September 11, 2013
David Rohde: A Syria gift Obama must use wisely
By all accounts, Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal on Monday to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control was just Kerry being Kerry. The loquacious former Massachusetts senator was making a rhetorical point -- not a carefully crafted peace proposal. Whatever...
September 11, 2013 - 11:29pm
September 10, 2013
Diana West: Obama’s ‘credibility’ is not worth Americans dying for
I would like to pause for a moment as the United States weighs going to war to make the world safe for President Obama’s "credibility" to note that the Department of Defense announced the deaths of four American soldiers in separate incidents last week in Afghanistan. We...
September 10, 2013 - 11:19pm
September 9, 2013
Minnesota Dem Walz declares opposition to Syria strike
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Tim Walz says he's opposed to current proposals for U.S. military strikes in Syria. The Minnesota 1st District congressman said in a statement Monday that he's worried that plans for limited military action could result in a deeper involvement...
September 9, 2013 - 2:25pm
September 7, 2013
Doug Patton: Most embarrassing president in my lifetime
Barack Obama is, without question, the most embarrassing president of my lifetime — and that is saying something, since my life so far has encompassed 12 presidencies, some of which have brought a lot of embarrassment to the nation. Even Richard Nixon, with his Watergate scandal,...
September 7, 2013 - 10:22pm
Amy Goodman: Obama and Putin: Time for diplomacy on Syria
"Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence." So said Pope Francis, addressing the crowd on Sunday in the Vatican City's St. Peter's Square. He was speaking about the crisis in Syria, as President Barack Obama ramped up a planned...
September 7, 2013 - 9:43pm
Letter: Self-proclaimed 'peacenik' approves of Syria strike
An open letter to my Congressional representatives: I am a long-time anti-war peacenik pacifist. I was against the Vietnam War, and I thought invading Afghanistan was a mistake. A more targeted, intelligent use of lethal force against those who attacked us on 9/11 would have been...
September 7, 2013 - 12:53am
Donald Kaul: There we go again
So we're going to war in Syria. Maybe. We won't know for sure until Congress gets back from the vacation it's taking from its other vacations. One can live in hope, however. What would autumn be without a fresh war in the Middle East to occupy us? I know, the Obama-Bush administration...
September 7, 2013 - 12:52am
Michael Reagan: Presidential dithering
John Kerry put on quite a war dance in the Senate on Tuesday. The Secretary of State, backed up by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey, went before the Foreign Relations Committee to urge senators to support the newly drafted resolution giving President...
September 7, 2013 - 12:51am
September 4, 2013
Reihan Salam: What Syria’s fall means for Turkey’s rise
ISTANBUL — It’s rare that I enjoy being stuck in traffic, but the slow ride from Istanbul’s main international airport to its central business district is a feast for the eyes. New shopping malls, apartment blocks, and office parks seem to stretch out in every direction,...
September 4, 2013 - 10:35pm
Senate panel votes to authorize force in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. The vote Wednesday was 10-7, with one senator voting present. The full Senate is expected to vote...
September 4, 2013 - 2:42pm
Protesters oppose military action against Syria
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — About 200 demonstrators opposed to U.S. military action against Syria protested outside U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's Minneapolis office. Margo Casey, of St. Paul, was among demonstrators picketing Tuesday afternoon. Casey says bombing Syria would be ethically...
September 4, 2013 - 9:00am
September 3, 2013
Rick Jensen: Should the U.S. engage in Syria?
As Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama campaigns for another war, we should be asking whether or not the U.S. should engage Syria. What would be the most compelling reason? In my opinion, the only reason would be to enforce the Geneva Protocol, signed by the U.S. as a...
September 3, 2013 - 11:40pm