If Middle East nations are only willing to provide lip service to the US-led coalition, and the most ardent allies of America are not willing to have troops put a foot on the ground, how is ISIS supposed to be thwarted?
Definitely not a speech to make terrorists around the world any more concerned than they were even a day ago. But America has a big stick, and we may or may not actually use it. So ISIS better be scared.
The latest twist finds Senator Gillibrand changing course on Middle East policy. From a dove seeking peace through economic and diplomatic action, to a hawk seeking military action against ISIS. But what is the real position of Sen. Gillibrand on international policy? Democrat leadership may never let us know.
With the advent of the current growing crisis in Iraq, the past several years of the Obama Administration’s international policy agenda has be put into question. Thus whatever the legacy will be of the Obama presidency, without swift action to enact a coherent international policy – especially in the Middle East – that legacy will surely rank akin to that of President Jimmy Carter.
What a Conservative is, is what most people in America tend to be. These are people who are law-abiding, they have a strong faith in our nation, they believe strongly in the Constitution as has been written, and the laws that are in there.
In the end though a winner must be declared. Bob Schieffer introduced a calm yet turbulent debate that outclassed his peers by far. Few who watched the debate will be readily swayed from the position they already held. Those that have not made up their minds likely will still be unsure.
Of all those on stage for the 3rd presidential debate, Mitt Romney has the least to lose and the most to gain. President Obama is placed in the unenviable position that a weak performance virtually signals defeat, while a strong showing may only keep some polls even. Bob Schieffer, for his part, can only hope to regain the credibility of debate moderators.
Recently, as the election draws ever nearer, there has been a slew of images and charts proclaiming that President Obama has been wildly successful in his current Administration. While the President himself has largely avoided…
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In news that may well ensure the re-election of President Obama, one of the most critical 200x campaign promises has been kept. Osama Bin Laden is being widely reported as dead. Outside of Islamabad in…