peace in the Middle East

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.

Unintended Consequences of Syria

Joseph Shattan, American Spectator

Advocates of intervention in Syria argue that a failure to act would undermine our credibility. Our credibility in the Middle East is at an all-time low, but bombing Syria would make it worse.

It's Up to Congress Now: No to War in Syria!

The president has placed the decision whether to go to war where it belongs, with Congress.  Legislators should act on behalf of the American people, not the Obama administration.  And the right decision is to keep the U.S. at peace.

The Neo Con Folly of “Preemption” Defies the Wisdom of Ronald Reagan

We can’t shoot our way to victory over radical Islam – this is a cultural war – and preemptive strikes and the creation of the all-pervasive surveillance state necessary to make them a success defy the wisdom and the success of the one proven model we have for winning a cultural war; Ronald Reagan’s victory over communism.

Bombing Muslims Won't Stop al-Qaeda

Patrick Buchanan, American Conservative

Bush's war resulted in what war opponents had predicted: an al-Qaeda that has grown and is now “on steroids.”

Obama Should Seize Iranian Moment

Patrick J. Buchanan, Chronicles Magazine

O's legacy hopes lie in the Iranian inauguration of replacement Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, not in mid-East peace talks.

Cut Cairo’s Dole: It Hurts America and Egypt

Cato's Doug Bandow makes the case that no one in Egypt seems to be listening to Washington today. Egypt’s military is shooting demonstrators, setting political schedules, appointing civilians friendly to the military, and planning to rewrite the constitution. The Obama administration’s decision to ignore American law by continuing U.S. assistance, despite the military coup, is making the situation in Egypt worse.