Following the House, the Senate voted yesterday to approve President Obama’s plan to arm and train the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels. They vote was 78-22 with 9 Democrats, 12 Republicans, and independent Senator Bernie Sanders voting no. Congress has now authorized another military adventure in the Middle East, what could go wrong?
|By: DSWright Friday September 19, 2014 6:50 am|
|By: DSWright Wednesday September 17, 2014 6:51 am|
Never believe anything until it has been officially denied, in this case multiple times. After President Obama has claimed ad nauseam that he would not send group troops to Iraq – while sending ground troops to Iraq – it appears the Pentagon has already been planning for large scale ground forces in Iraq and thinks it may be necessary to defeat ISIS.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:45 am|
President Barack Obama met with over a dozen “journalists” in an off-the-record meeting to get input on how he should sell his war against ISIS to the American people.
|By: DSWright Monday September 15, 2014 6:46 am|
One of the American journalists killed by ISIS, Steven Sotloff, was reportedly sold to ISIS by the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels backed by President Barack Obama. Sotloff’s brutal death at the hands of ISIS was used as justification for expanding military action against ISIS by Obama in his prime time address
|By: DSWright Friday September 12, 2014 6:44 am|
Though President Obama made a number of absurd and unsupported claims in his address on ISIS, the one that already launched a thousands tweets is his assertion that he had the authority to bomb Syria without seeking congressional approval. In Obama’s distorted view of the constitution he can launch a military campaign against any country in the world with the justification that Al Qaeda – or some group he tries to tie to Al Qaeda like ISIS – operates within it. It is such an expansive view of the imperial presidency that not even George W. Bush and supporters were willing to claim it (at least publicly).
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday September 11, 2014 3:47 pm|
President Barack Obama’s administration has committed to an escalation of war in Iraq and Syria to “degrade” and “destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Yet, farcically, administration officials maintain the United States is not at war with ISIS.
Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN that the strategy for going after ISIS involves “many different things that one doesn’t think of normally in context of war.”
|By: DSWright Thursday September 11, 2014 9:05 am|
In a prime time speech President Barack Obama declared that he would destroy the Islamic militant group ISIS saying they were a “group of killers” that threatened “American citizens, personnel, and facilities” in the region and beyond. If not destroyed, Obama claimed, ISIS would attack America. Though he acknowledged that US intelligence had not detected any specific threats to date, Obama argued that because ISIS had foreign fighters within it that included US and EU citizens it could easily become an organization that targeted the US and EU with terrorist attacks.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday September 11, 2014 6:51 am|
The neoconservative foreign policy doctrine advanced by officials in President George W. Bush’s administration was defined by the ideological belief that America has a “unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity and our principles.” In other words, America is the one indispensable nation in the world. That ideological belief inspired the Bush administration to manufacture a case for war in Iraq that was based on lies. And now, more than eleven years later, that same ideological belief is driving President Barack Obama’s administration.
In Obama’s speech announcing his strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), he invoked the September 11th attacks and the economic recession.
|By: DSWright Wednesday September 10, 2014 5:57 pm|
President Barack Obama speaks tonight on his plan to deal with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL), an Islamic militant group that controls territory in Syria and Iraq. In controlled leaks to reporters it has been disclosed that the speech will focus on expanding the bombing campaign in Iraq into Syria as part of a military campaign to destroy ISIS. ISIS is supported by Qatar while Saudi Arabia supports Al Nusra/Al Qaeda in Syria.
|By: DSWright Wednesday September 10, 2014 7:49 am|
President Obama’s Syria Speech on September 10th, 2013. Now that the public has been subjected to a shock and awe terror campaign by the media, ISIS has become the new existential threat in the public mind that must be destroyed or we’re all gonna die. Consequently, President Obama now feels he has enough public support [...]