John Kerry

Ukraine: Time for Europeans To Take Over Europe’s Defense

Putin is wrong, dangerously wrong.  But how to punish Moscow?  America’s direct stake in the controversy between Russia and Ukraine is essentially nil.

Finding a Way Back From the Brink in Ukraine

The only thing worse than a completely unnecessary conflict in Ukraine would be a completely unnecessary conflict involving America. Even in the worst case the U.S. has no cause for military intervention.  Who controls the Crimea ain’t worth a possible nuclear confrontation.

Putin Learns from Hitler and History: Obama Blusters

Vladimir Putin knows his history, and he heard loud and clear the message in Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s statement that, “we are entering an era where American dominance on the seas, in the skies, and in space can no longer be taken for granted.”

Gingrich: Kerry Should Resign Over Global Warming Remarks

Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

Newt Gingrich took to Twitter to call for Sect. of State John Kerry to resign for calling global warming the “world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”

Let Obama Play the Iran Hand

Patrick J. Buchanan, Human Events

If the GOP leads Congress in imposing new sanctions, and the Iranians walk out, and the NATO-Russia-China coalition breaks up, and a chance for peace in the Persian Gulf seems to have been thrown away, the GOP will pay the price. And rightly so.

Cruz: Iran Deal Dangerous, Wrongheaded

Sen. Ted Cruz, ForeignPolicy.com

Here's how the Obama administration gave Iran a win and sold out our Israeli allies.

Did US Just Surrender to Iran?

John Bolton, The Weekly Standard

Obama's destruction spreads worldwide. What does Israel do now?

Americans’ Liberty Matters More than Washington’s Credibility

For two weeks most Americans didn’t notice that the federal government had closed. While other nations may complain that the shutdown undercut America’s position as a great power, we Americans must debate how best to preserve a vibrant market economy and responsive political democracy here in America despite the criticism of foreign governments.

State Dept. Ignores Benghazi

Brendan Bordelon, Daily Caller

The State Department has done almost nothing to enhance security at dangerous diplomatic outposts since the Benghazi attacks, the department’s chief watchdog reported.

The U.N. Threat to the Second Amendment Becomes Real

Given Obama’s record of ignoring the Constitution, let alone the laws Congress passes, we urge you to call or e-mail your Senators (the Capitol switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to demand that they vote "NO" on ratification and be vigilant against any Obama action to implement the UN Arms Trade Treaty through executive orders or other extra-constitutional means.

Obama Reaches Out to Iran

Jennifer Epstein, Politico

Iran will be a diplomatic “focus” for the US, Obama told the UN General Assembly, as he’s directed John Kerry to work with the EU to engage Iran in talks.

The Administration’s Bad Case for a Bad War in Syria

War is not just another policy option.  The American people and their representatives need to insist that Washington’s chief responsibility is to defend America.  Whatever the state of the Assad regime’s chemical weapons, the U.S. should stay out of Syria’s tragic civil war.

NeoCon Syria Guru Tied to Pro-Rebels

Charles C. Johnson, Daily Caller

The neocon group Institute for the Study of War knew that Syria analyst Elizabeth O’Bagy (who advised Kerry and McCain) lacked a Ph.D. long before it fired her. Her ties to radical pro-Syria lobbying groups makes it worse.

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.

Bomb Syria? President Barack Obama Must Obey Congress if it Votes No

The Framers of the Constitution gave most military powers to Congress:  raising and funding the military, writing the rules of war, issuing letters of marquee, and ratifying treaties -- and tellingly, according to article 1, sec. 8 (11), that "Congress shall have the power ... to declare war."

Kerry: Syria Strike Would Be Small

Jonathan Easely, The Hill

Kerry stated that there would be no U.S. troops on the ground in Syria, and he insisted the action could limit Assad's ability to use chemical weapons in the future. 

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.

Paul Challenges Kerry on Syria

Becket Adams, The Blaze

Rand Paul stood up to Kerry, saying, “Say you’re going to obey the Constitution and if we vote you down — which is unlikely — you would go with what the people say through their Congress."