Category Archives: Syria

The Greatest Anti-War Speech That Nobody Ever Heard

State Senator Obama, October 2, 2002: What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and … Continue reading

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Missing In Action – The Anti-War Movement

Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog: How Obama demobilized the antiwar movement As the Obama administration considers military action in Syria, Rosie Gray wonders why the antiwar movement has been strangely muted: ”Though some groups have organized online petitions and some real-life protests,” … Continue reading

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NYT – Shark Officially Jumped

New York Times Op/Ed: Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal THE latest atrocities in the Syrian civil war, which has killed more than 100,000 people, demand an urgent response to deter further massacres and to punish President Bashar al-Assad. … Continue reading

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Barack Obama: War Pig

Remember when Obama became famous for voting against the Iraq invasion? With military action against Syria set to begin within hours, according to reports, President Barack Obama and his administration are determining what legal route to take in order to … Continue reading

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Operation Manhood

Eliot A. Cohen in the Washington Post: Syria will require more than cruise missiles In 1994, after directing the U.S. Air Force’s official study of the Persian Gulf War, I concluded, “Air power is an unusually seductive form of military … Continue reading

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The Nobel War Prize President

This is CNN: Key U.S. lawmakers: Expect strike in Syria Two key members of congressional foreign affairs panels say they expect the United States to strike Syria following reports of chemical weapons attacks in that country last week, though other … Continue reading

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Less Than Convincing Evidence

Daily Mail Online: Syria’s darkest hour: Hundreds of children’s bodies piled high after nerve gas attack near Damascus leaves up to 1,300 dead The world has looked on in horror as graphic images emerged showing the aftermath of a dawn … Continue reading

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With Friends Like These . . .

Syria rebels ‘beheaded a Christian and fed him to the dogs’ as fears grow over Islamist atrocities Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities … Continue reading

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If You Fail To Plan, You Plan To Fail

National Review: Krauthammer’s Take: ‘My Jaw Dropped’ at Obama’s Syria Plan Charles Krauthammer’s “jaw dropped” on hearing that President Obama announced plans to “discuss [what to do about Syria] with allies next week at the G8 summit.” U.S. officials confirmed … Continue reading

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This is why we need to stay out of Syria: McCain Wasn’t Posing With Rebel Kidnapper, Spokesman Says Senator John McCain’s office is pushing back against reports that while visiting Syria this week he posed in a photo with rebels … Continue reading

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