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US Should Stay Out of Syria

Daniel Mitchell, CNS News

Nobody is claiming that America’s national interests are being threatened in Syria. Instead, the case for intervention is that Assad is a bad dictator who is doing bad things. But if that’s the criteria for intervention, why aren’t we bombing China, Venezuela, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and the Central African Republic?

Trump: Why Should America Defend Europeans Who Won’t Defend Themselves?

“Many NATO nations are not making payments, are not making what they’re supposed to make,” Trump has complained.” He “would prefer not to walk,” but if the Euro-wimps don’t “fulfill their obligations to us,” perhaps Washington shouldn’t defend them.

Must America Do More To Satisfy Paranoid Members Of NATO?

When NATO was created Western Europe was a wreck. Today the GDP and population of united Europe is greater than those of America and a multiple of those of Russia. Donald Trump wants the Europeans to pay more, but the only way to get them to make a more meaningful military contribution is to turn responsibility for their defense over to them. Washington should stop taking care of them.

“We” Aren’t Responsible for Solving the World’s Problems

Does the UN's Gordon Brown really believe that the Islamist terrorists of Boko Haram would have stopped if confronted by cameras, gates, and guards, let alone an international declaration? The group has prospered by defeating Nigeria’s security forces in combat. What’s going on in Nigeria and in so many other war-ravaged states is tragic, however, Brown and others like him should bring their ambitions back to earth.