War in Syria

We can't stop the Islamic State with a 'Desert Drizzle'

Dave Deptula, Lt Gen USAF (Ret.), USA Today

We have it within our capacity to destroy the Islamic State leading to the elimination of their sanctuary for terror. However, to do so will require moving beyond the current anemic, pinprick air strikes.

"Bomb Obamacare" Rockets Palin to #1 Again

Palin is popular with the grassroots in large measure because she defies the pseudo-intellectual conventions of inside-the-Beltway political conversation – or what most people outside-the-Beltway call double talk or B.S.

Impeach Obama for Squandering America's World Leadership

America's isolationists have it all wrong. If Barack Obama deserves to be impeached it is not for his imperial view of presidential power. He should be impeached for squandering 60 years of America leadership in the Middle East – and beyond.

Pro-War Sens. Rake in Defense Money

Brendan Bordelon, Daily Caller

The ten Senate Foreign Relations Committee members who voted to attack Syria received 83% more campaign contributions from defense contractors than the seven who voted against it.

Only YOU Can Stop Obama's War: Sign the CHQ Petition TODAY

Our opposition to military intervention in Syria isn’t about politics – it is about following the wise counsel of the Founders of this great country and our own national security interests. Time is of the essence – only you can stop the folly of another American war of choice in the Middle East – we urge you to sign our urgent petition to Congress TODAY.

Tea Party Leading Opposition to War in Syria

Republican leaders in Washington are supporting President Obama's call for an American attack on Syria, but as Michael Patrick Leahy and Andrew Stiles report, Tea Party groups and activists around the country are united in their opposition to such military action. To join them please sign our petition to members of the Senate and the House opposing American military involvement in Syria.

Repubs. Caving on Syria?

Ben Shapiro, Creators.com

Repubs support the Syrian conflict out of the blind belief that Obama will use authority granted him to magically transform into George W. Bush.

Polls: Public Shuns Syrian Intervention

Allahpundit, Hot Air

74% believe that U.S. airstrikes in Syria are likely to create a backlash against the US and 61% think it may lead to a long-term U.S. military commitment. 

Rubio Switches on Syria

Manu Raju, Politico

For the last two years, Rubio has demanded U.S. intervention in Syria to dethrone the Assad regime. Now he says Obama missed the boat.

No, Syria Issue Won't Divide GOP

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

Don't buy the media hype: The GOP is not in some epic struggle between interventionists and non-interventionists over Syria.

McCain, Graham Boost Obama

Paul Singer and Aamer Madhani, USA Today

McCain and Graham support Obama's bid for force in Syria, saying they have more confidence the White House is developing a better strategy.

Boehner Backs O on Syria

Justin Sink, The Hill

Speaker Boehner said that he would support Obama's call for a military strike against Syria, citing the use of chemical weapons.

O a Muslim Brotherhood Member?

Kyle Becker, IJReview.com

An Egyptian newspaper claims that the son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader threatened Obama with release of papers revealing his MB membership.

Why We Must Fight Iran in Syria

Done right, U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war offers the possibility of a strategic defeat of Iran. If the United States acts to tip the balance of power in the civil war, Iran would be weakened by the collapse of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, its single Arab ally and a vital link to their important clients – Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia.

Why is Assad’s Alleged Killing of 1,400 Syrians So Much Worse than the Slaughter of 800,000 Rwandans?

When compared to other examples of genocide and mass-slaughters of people by their own government, Assad is pretty small potatoes. So why the selective moral outrage?

Last Hurrah of the Interventionists?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Townhall

Most Americans want no part of the Syrian Civil War. McCain and Graham aren't listening.

Conservatives Get NSA, Egypt Votes in DoD Bill

Pete Kasperowicz , The Hill

The House approved a rule for the Defense spending bill that'll allow votes on Syria, Egypt, and NSA spying amendments.

Washington Foolishly Tilts Towards War in Syria

In the first in a series of columns on national security and foreign policy, Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, says that at the very moment Washington should be pursuing a policy of peace, policymakers are preparing to join a civil war in which America’s security is not involved, other nations have much more at stake, many of the “good” guys in fact are bad, and there would be no easy exit.