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Monday, September 16, 2013

No Shame, No Clue, No Class

The mass shooting this morning at the Washington Naval Yard had this city reeling. Local authorities confirm that twelve people are dead. Was it terrorism? A domestic dispute? No one knows yet. What we do know is that a dozen military personnel brutally shot just blocks from Capitol Hill was not enough to thwart Obama's non-stop partisan attack on conservatives.

When Obama spoke this morning at a pre-scheduled White House event, police...

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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...

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

KGB Thug Lectures Home Of The Free

Each day in Obama's America brings our beloved country 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.

Back when America was the leader of the free world...

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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, just as he has failed with virtually...

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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.

In a London press conference yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry adamantly insisted there is an urgent necessity to hold the Assad regime accountable for its use...

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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.

Tomorrow, he will address the nation from the White House. Some believe he will make the case for military intervention in Syria by raising the threat from Iran and suggesting that he is defending Israel. It is hard to see how that would...

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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...

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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.

Here's how Obama explained his decision: "I'm also mindful that I'm the president of the world's oldest constitutional democracy. ...

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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?

Who would have imagined that John Kerry, who made headlines decades ago for condemning his fellow countrymen serving in Vietnam, would now be making forceful arguments for the use of American military power...

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Few Thoughts…

Here are a few thoughts on the stunning events of the past weekend.
• I believe it is a good move for Obama to go to Congress seeking authority for military intervention in Syria. But not begrudgingly, as he has done it. As we have learned from Vietnam, it is unwise to conduct a war without the support of the American people.

On Syria, the public is ambivalent. But the public overwhelmingly agrees that Obama should ask Congress for its approval. (What does it tell us...

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