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Pentagon Wanted Ground Troops for ISIS; President Refused

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President Obama has insisted that we are going to defeat the Islamic State without using ground troops. But is that a realistic plan or is it wishful thinking? In the National Review’s The Corner, Rich Lowry quotes the Washington Post:

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Democrat Senator Will Not Vote to Train Syrian Rebels

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With President Obama and others insisting that it is possible and advisable to train Syrian rebels perhaps some will try to argue that opposition to this strategy is merely partisan conservative resistance to Barack Obama. But the above video shows

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David Frum Turns Anti-War & Hell Is Ready for Ice-Skaters

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David Frum has been horribly pro-war for a long time, though Matt Welch at Reason points out that he did apologize for his role in beating the drums for the Iraq invasion. But it is bizarre that Frum is now

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U.S. Intervention in Syria Mobilized Terrorists like Afghanistan in the 80s

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As you probably know, our government’s intervention in Syria created an Al Qaeda utopia in part of that country. Now it has spread to Iraq in an orgy of violence aimed at Christians as well as other religious minorities and

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Are We Now in Danger of Nuclear War?

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Have you considered the danger we face of nuclear war? Wednesday I told a good friend I believed the next two years are perhaps the most dangerous the United States has ever faced. Thursday, I find this. “Russian General Calls

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Fight the Islamic State; Don’t “Manage” It, Contra Barack Obama


You’re sitting in your living room one evening when, out of nowhere, your house shudders violently amidst a deafening roar and dust fills the air. What in the world? Upon investigation, you discover that a side of your garage has

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Backing Into War: Iraq and Syria

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Now the President has sent another 350 ground troops into Iraq, so that we seem to be backing into war. How long ago were we assured that Barack Obama wasn’t “contemplating” “boots on the ground”? Less than two months ago.

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Rand Paul vs Hillary Clinton on War and National Security


Before it was Rand Paul vs Hillary Clinton it was Barack Obama vs Hillary Clinton. Obama called Clinton out as a warmonger. He criticized her for voting to invade Iraq. It is easy to forget, but the Nobel Peace Prize

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Moral Relativism Is Bad, But NY Times Column Makes a Point about Iraq

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Some conservatives hate this New York Times piece, and I don’t blame them since it begins with a heavy dose of moral relativism: The beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, has rightly provoked

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What is Vladimir Putin doing in Ukraine?

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While the U.S. Is focused on Robin Williams, Ferguson, Missouri, and the butchers formerly known as ISIS in Iraq, it would appear Vladimir Putin is on the move. From the Guardian: “Aid convoy stops short of border as Russian military

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The Drums of War

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The Drums of war are increasing in the world this week. Not too far north of the hot war zones, with tens of thousands of Russian troops stationed along Ukraine’s western border, the Kremlin is flirting with the notion of

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Hillary Clinton Blames Barack Obama for Syria and Iraq

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I’m certainly in favor of blaming the President for a number of things, so it would be easy to agree when Hillary Clinton blames Barack Obama for the rise of ISIS in Syria and then Iraq. It would be also

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