Syria

The Vanishing Anti-War Left

L. Brent Bozzell, III, CNSNews.com

Will the Obama-subservient press demonstrate the power to turn public support in the president's favor on Syria?

NeoCons Are Back But Not in GOP

Kelley Vlahos, American Conservative

Will the hawks have the clout to push the Syria issue, or will they be sidelined by a growing anti-interventionism within the GOP?

Syria's All About Obama, Right?

Justin Sink, The Hill

The idea that Obama’s motives are political is taking hold on both the left and right, underscoring the challenge he faces in securing support for a risky Syria venture.

Tea Party Speaks for Majority

Andrew Stiles, National Review Online

Tea Party politicians, including Sen. Paul and Reps. Amash and Massie, have been leading the early opposition to Obama’s call for Syrian action.

Why is Assad’s Alleged Killing of 1,400 Syrians So Much Worse than the Slaughter of 800,000 Rwandans?

When compared to other examples of genocide and mass-slaughters of people by their own government, Assad is pretty small potatoes. So why the selective moral outrage?

Buchanan: Syria Strike Impeachable

Real Clear Politics Staff

Patrick Buchanan says if Obama decides to attack Syria without Congressional authorization, he would be engaging in "what would clearly be an impeachable act."

George Washington vs. Barack Obama

Unless Speaker Boehner calls the House back into session to prevent President Obama from usurping Congress’s constitutional authority to authorize – or not authorize – the use of military force in Syria, Speaker Boehner may go down in history as the Speaker who stood by and did nothing while an understanding of the Constitution that has stood since George Washington was President was vaporized by the cruise missiles Barack Obama is preparing to rain down on Syria.

Daniel Pipes: The Real Dangers of “Limited Strikes” Against Syria

Daniel Pipes is exactly right on this.“Warfare is a very serious business whose first imperative is to deploy force to win – rather than to punish, make a statement, establish a symbolic point, or preen about one's morality.”

Ted Cruz: No U.S. Interest in Syria

Greg Richter, Newsmax

The Texas Senator stated that there’s nothing to be gained for the U.S. by striking Syria.

Congress Should Veto Obama’s War

Pat Buchanan, WND

Congress may not be able to stop Obamacare, but it can tell Obama to stay out of Syria’s civil war.

The House, the President and the Constitution on Syria

One House of Congress has spoken loudly and clearly against the President unilaterally involving America in the Syrian civil war – now the big question is, will the House leadership stand-up for the vote of the body it supposedly leads and demand that Obama come to Congress for approval of any "involvement" in Syria?

Obama and McCain Heading Us Toward War in Syria

McCain, Graham and Corker would like Americans to believe that a “very surgical and responsible” intervention won’t involve American troops or “boots on the ground.” We doubt that fits the reality of what it would take to secure one of the largest chemical weapons stockpiles in the world. If we intervene, then someone is going to have to follow-up on the ground to make sure the chemical weapons are secured -- and that someone is logically the American military.

Syrian Gas Attack Tests Obama

Fox News Staff

A year after Obama warned the Syrian regime that using chemical weapons would cross a "red line," Syrian activists accused Assad's forces of killing hundreds in the deadliest attack to date.

War is Not an Entitlement: No to Aid for Syria's Rebels

Syria is a distinctly unpromising case for nation-building; however, unremitting pressure from war-minded elites is pushing President Barack Obama closer to military intervention in the bloody civil war.  Moreover, America’s putative allies in Syria appear to believe that they are entitled to U.S. support.

Cruz Hit O on Guns to Syria

Daniel Strauss, The Hill

"I wonder if Obama is going to insist on a background check before he gives the [Syrian} rebels their weapons?

Paul: US Isn't World's Policeman

Hadas Gold, Politico

Rand Paul blasted Obama at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention for fighting to a “stalemate” in Syria.

Washington Foolishly Tilts Towards War in Syria

In the first in a series of columns on national security and foreign policy, Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, says that at the very moment Washington should be pursuing a policy of peace, policymakers are preparing to join a civil war in which America’s security is not involved, other nations have much more at stake, many of the “good” guys in fact are bad, and there would be no easy exit.

U.S. Waging War on Syrian Christians

Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times

Syrian Christians urged the U.S. to stop funding the same extremists who aim to kill all Christians.