War on Terror

Was Rep. Clay Higgins Right About Islam's War Against America?

Louisiana's Congressman Clay Higgins started a firestorm amongst the politically correct establishment when he posted on Facebook "The free world... all of Christendom... is at war with Islamic horror. Not one penny of American treasure should be granted to any nation who harbors these heathen animals. Not a single radicalized Islamic suspect should be granted any measure of quarter..."

Obama’s Increasingly Surreal Claims About War on ISIS

Deroy Murdock, National Review

America’s role in the Global War on Terror grows stranger by the hour. President Obama’s fight against ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorists — such as it is — has entered the Twilight Zone. That is the only explanation for Obama’s increasingly bizarre tactics and statements against these existentially dangerous savages.

The GOP is having a serious foreign policy fight

W. James Antle III, The Washington Examiner

A real fight is brewing ahead of the 2016 Republican presidential primaries. It's a war over the way the last GOP administration waged the war on terror. The question to be settled: Is this still George W. Bush's party on foreign policy and national security?

VE Day Anniversary: What if the Greatest Generation Had Simply Declared Victory and Gone Home?

In the lead-up to World War II and throughout the war President Franklin Delano Roosevelt prepared Americans for a war to preserve our way of life, not to simply reclaim the territory Hitler and his dark legions had conquered. Contrast that clarity with our situation today. Americans have never been told by their President that this is a religious and cultural war and, most importantly, Americans have never heard from their President that we are in a war for the preservation of western civilization with a foe every bit has ruthless and genocidal as Hitler’s Nazis.

McInerney on Paris Attack: ‘Political Correctness Killing Us’

Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney had a blunt assessment of the terror attacks that killed at least 12 in Paris on Weds., saying that a major driver of the violence was that those in positions of leadership refused to face the realities of radicalized Islam.

DOD: Killing ISIS Terrorists Is 'Not the Goal'

Susan Jones, CNS News

"Hundreds" of Islamic State fighters have been killed so far in U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, but killing those terrorists is "not the goal" of the U.S.-led campaign, said Rear Admiral John Kirby.

Obama Admin Asks for Expansive War Against ISIS

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

John Kerry told Congress that Obama wants expansive war powers to pursue Islamic State terrorists wherever & however O deems necessary, asking for a new authorization that would allow the Pentagon to commit American combat troops to fight. 

Security Expert: America Switched Sides In The War On Terror During Benghazi

Ginni Thomas, Daily Caller

The Center for Security Policy's Clare Lopez says that very few have seemed to care that America switched sides in the global war on terror when Obama deposed an erstwhile ally in the Middle East & provided weapons to al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood.

There Are No “Good Guy” Radical Islamists in Iraq

Obama’s policy makers like President George W. Bush’s before them have failed to grasp the real lesson we should have learned from the rise of the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan. The enemy is not a nation state or a government, but the idea of Islamic supremacy deeply ingrained in Muslim culture.

What if the Greatest Generation Had Declared Victory and Gone Home?

It is long past time for our leaders to tell Americans the truth about the war we are in -- the war the radical Islamist jihadis declared on us -- and to mobilize the full weight of our national power and culture for the battles to come.

NSA Surveillance Divides the GOP

Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

A GOP resolution that renounces NSA spying is an extraordinary document. For over a decade, the GOP dismissed civil-libertarian complaints about the War on Terror. Now the RNC is changing its tune to join the anti-spying chorus, but Bushies are pushing back.

Al Qaeda In Perspective

Patrick J. Buchanan, Antiwar.com

Amid new security threats, is our Mideast policy is creating more terrorists than we are killing?

Al Qaeda a Bigger Threat Now?

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Jim DeMint said Al Qaeda "may be more of a threat to us than they were before before 9/11" because they see Obama as a weak president.

US Embassies to Close Amid Threats

Fox News Staff

The U.S. will temporarily close embassies Sunday, even those in the Middle East, as a precautionary measure over terror-related concerns.

Amash Will Win Civil Liberties War

Nick Gillespie, Reason

Amash's effort will win the longer struggle. It proceeds from deep-seated principle, not lip-service politics.

America: The Democracy Hypocrites

Patrick J. Buchanan, Antiwar.com

“Whether or not our interests have been advanced, our ideals seem to have been wounded.”

O Borrows From Bush Iraq Playbook

Ron Paul, Texas Straight Talk

Obama plans to send weapons to Syrian rebels -- al-Qaeda fighters. See the Bush War irony?