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Chemical Weapons in Iraq? From Whom?

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So now the New York Times is claiming that there were chemical weapons in Iraq all along. Wow. But according to Reason.com’s summary, there are a couple of oddities about these weapons. For one thing, these chemical weapons were kept

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U.S. Bombing of ISIS Leading to Defeat of Iraq?

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Some are claiming the defeat of Iraq, through the capture of Baghdad, is a real and near possibility. I asked earlier if Barack Obama is even trying to defeat ISIS (or ISIL, or the Islamic State, etc). Whether he is

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ISIS Cuts Off Water Supplies; U.S. Not Stopping Them

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As the non-war war on ISIS/ISIL/IS/Wizard of OZ is getting warmed up, things are happening just as critics of the Obama Administration have predicted. The bombing runs carried out by the “coalition” — mostly the U.S. — have made some

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Barack Obama's Needless War Puts Americans at Risk

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Obama’s Needless War Against The Islamic State Puts Americans At Risk: Washington Should Let ISIL’s Neighbors Defeat The Caliphate-Wannabe President Barack Obama is channeling George W. Bush.  The former has assembled a grand coalition to fight a new Middle Eastern

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What Has Bombing ISIS Accomplished, Cost?

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So we have been bombing ISIS, or the Islamic state. What have we accomplished? Not much. CNS News reports, As of Tuesday, the U.S. and its coalition partners had conducted nearly 310 air attacks on Islamic terrorist targets, more than

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White House Pretends to Loosen Standards for Drone Killing

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Drone killing, as anyone knows who bothers to keep up with it, doesn’t have very strict standards. As the New York Times reported back in June, The group found that more than a decade into the era of armed drones, the

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Killing People by Drone Still Has Consequences

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War—killing people—should never be easy. It actually gives me a measure of hope to hear that some of our drone pilots are experiencing psychological “trauma” from what they do (and, actually, I really worry about the ones who aren’t!). As

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Are We Fighting ISIS or Helping Terrorists?

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Barack Obama’s strategy in fighting ISIS may end up helping terrorists. I am not referring to the insanity of training and arming militants in Syria on the grounds that they are moderates who will fight ISIS rather than collaborate with them.

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Democrat Senator Denies Obama Can Make War on Syria

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It is not every day that we see a Democrat Senator criticize President Barack Obama for violating the Constitution. Frankly, we don’t see it enough from Republican Senators. So this is refreshing: According to the National Review, Virginia Democratic senator

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Are Republicans Sticking Us with Higher Taxes?

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It seems that Republicans now consider higher taxes beyond real reform. Politico.com, being a statist rag, tried to make the headline as biased as possible: “Republicans shift away from tax cutting mania.” Something is missing from this year’s midterm elections.

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Obama Bombed Made-Up Terrorists

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When we all suddenly heard about the bombing of the Khorosan group, it sounded like these were made-up terrorists. Now the National Review has gone public with the suspicion in Andrew McCarthy’s editorial, “The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist.” And he

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Does Iraq War 2014 Make any More Sense than Iraq War 2003?

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When the first earlier Iraq war was being pumped up in the press, we were told that the war would be easily affordable, that it would pay for itself, that our troops would be welcomed as liberators, that we could

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