Iraq

What major announcements is the White House holding back until after the election?

Right now, the White House is postponing virtually all controversial decisions and appointments. At least, it is refusing to announce them. That makes sense politically. They don't want to force embattled Democrats to defend these choices or, worse, to oppose them publicly. What do you think they're hiding?

West: O's ISIS Operation Is a Farce & We're Losing

Allen West, AllenBWest.com

"The quasi-military operation being conducted in Iraq and Syria that has no name is a farce. It is a complete violation of every single principle of war — but then again, Obama doesn’t want to call it that so I guess he and Valerie Jarrett are doing just fine."

Nationalize the Election on the Real War on Women

National security, especially destroying the threat posed by the misogynistic radical Muslims of the Islamic State moves female voters. Republicans should nationalize the election by making it clear they stand for the destruction of the Islamic State in part because of the threat it represents to women.

Every War Must End

Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker

The American people rightly want to know under what conditions and with what allies their sons and daughters will be sent to the Middle East again. 

Cruz: Dempsey, Hagel Sound Like Social Workers

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

"When I asked Gen. Dempsey, militarily, how would we go in and kill the terrorists before they're able to take jihad to America, his answer was, 'We need to see political reconciliation,' " Cruz said. "It's not our job to be social workers in Iraq. It's our job to kill terrorists who have declared war on America."

Petition to Congress: No Blank Checks For Obama's Middle East War

No Blank Checks For Obama’s Middle East War!

To: U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, and All Members of the House and Senate Republican Conferences

Republicans Should Offer Real Alternative To War Hawk Hillary Clinton in 2016

The only exception to Washington’s bomb, invade, and occupy consensus is Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.  He stands alone advocating a foreign policy which reflects the bitter, bloody lessons of recent years.

Trading For Bergdahl Means More Foleys

Ben Shapiro, Breitbart

With ISIS and al Qaeda now having unified in their quest to kill Americans, there is little doubt that kidnapping more Americans will be at the top of the priority list.

Islamic State Beheads US Journo on Video

John Nolte, Breitbart

More than a year ago, James Foley, an American photojournalist was reported missing in Syria. Numerous reports claimed he had been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen. A new video has surfaced that appears to show Foley being beheaded alive by ISIS.

Obama’s New Containment Policy vs. Reagan’s Doctrine of “We Win, They Lose”

If Obama’s policy of “containment” of the Islamic State prevails, then we have just witnessed the first battles in a long war that will last until a President with Ronald Reagan’s courage stands up and decides that we win and they lose.

Apparently The Pope Is Tougher On ISIS Than Obama

Larry O'Connor, Independent Journal Review

Pope Francis has called for the use of force to stop ISIS in Iraq and bring a halt to their systemic persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the region. The Pontiff emphasized that an international coalition was needed to work together to stop ISIS.

US Expands Iraq Air Campaign

Thomson/Reuters Staff

The White House on Sunday said Obama had informed Congress he authorized U.S. air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, and that the action was consistent with his goal of protecting U.S. citizens in that country.

'Secure America Now' Drops Attack Ad On Obama

Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart

Secure America Now, a nonprofit focusing on defense/foreign policy issues, is dropping a bomb on Obama--figuratively--as na'l security becomes an issue in the elections. Its new ad, "Daisy 2," recreates LBJ's original "Daisy" commercial, which showed a young girl being surprised by a thermonuclear explosion.

Ron Paul Was Right: Obama Must Go To Congress Before Military Action In Iraq

Ron Paul was right. Congress must stop abdicating its war powers responsibility and force Obama to get congressional approval for any military action in Iraq.

U.S. Should Stay Out Of Iraqi’s Latest Sectarian Civil War

ISIL has grown out of past U.S. policy mistakes.  Washington cannot afford to be stampeded into another unnecessary and counterproductive war.

Century Old Terrorists Still Creating Wars From Iraq To Ukraine

A century ago one of America’s most disastrous presidents, the haughty, sanctimonious, and egotistical Woodrow Wilson, imagined himself as God’s anointed to bring peace to the earth. The problems created by Wilson are still with us.

Make Congress Vote On War

Patrick Buchanan, Buchanan.org

Rand Paul is right. If Obama wants to take us into a new war, with air attacks and drone strikes, or with ground troops, he has a constitutional duty to get Congress to authorize that war. If Congress does authorize a new war, at least the voters will know whom to be rid of this Nov.

Obama Administration Should Keep U.S. Out Of Iraq’s Revived Killfest

A decade ago America foolishly blew up one of the most important countries in the Middle East.  The Middle East appears to be a tragedy permanently set on repeat.  That is a reason for America to stay out, not jump in.

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.

Wise Words on Iraq from Senator Ted Cruz

The remarks Ted Cruz made about the President’s proposed actions in Iraq should be applied not just to Iraq, but to a host of other challenges facing America today. Cruz said, "Until the leaders of our government stop making bad choices, we will be left with bad options."