Syria

Obama’s many public relations blunders

Obama’s many public relations blunders

Some of President Barack Obama’s top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked Congress to support his bid to strike Syria. Chief among Obama’s missteps, they say, was underestimating the nation’s profound weariness with military entanglements in the Middle East, fed by residual anger over the Iraq war‘s origins, […]

Military budget cuts limit options like Syria attack

Military budget cuts limit options like Syria attack

American warships lie in wait across the eastern Mediterranean Sea ready to strike Syria if ordered, and Pentagon officials insist they’ll find the money to fund the operation if needed. But as the military continues to grapple with massive budget cuts, senior defense leaders said this week that it will certainly get harder and more […]

Americans overwhelmingly oppose attack on Syria

Americans overwhelmingly oppose attack on Syria

Only 1 in 5 Americans believe that failing to respond to chemical weapons attacks in Syria would embolden other rogue governments, rejecting the heart of a weeks-long White House campaign for U.S. military strikes, an Associated Press poll has concluded. The poll of 1,007 adults nationwide found that most Americans oppose even a limited attack […]

As opposition to Syria attack grows, Obama tries diplomacy

As opposition to Syria attack grows, Obama tries diplomacy

With opposition to military action growing among Americans and lawmakers, President Barack Obama is heading to Congress on Tuesday with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough that would allow Syria’s government to avert U.S. missile strikes if it surrenders its chemical weapons arsenal. Obama had planned to use the meetings with Democratic and Republican senators […]

Barrack Obama: Just another George W. Bush? Perhaps even worse?

Barrack Obama:  Just another George W. Bush? Perhaps even worse?

Ironically, the current occupant of the White House won his first term in 2008 as a die-hard opponent of George W. Bush and promised to overturn the abuses and lies of that administration. Instead, as President, has Barack Obama transformed into Bush — a Constitution-abusing President who pursues attacks on American freedoms without remorse?  There […]

Sharp slide in support for Obama’s plans to attack Syria

Sharp slide in support for Obama’s plans to attack Syria

White House efforts to convince the U.S. Congress to back military action against Syria are not only failing, they seem to be stiffening the opposition. That was the assessment on Sunday, not of an opponent but of an early and ardent Republican supporter of Obama‘s plan for attacking Syria, the influential Republican chairman of the […]

‘Common sense’ to hold Assad of Syria responsible?

‘Common sense’ to hold Assad of Syria responsible?

The White House asserted Sunday that a “common-sense test” rather than “irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence” makes the Syrian government responsible for a chemical weapons attack that President Barack Obama says demands a U.S. military response. As part of a major push to win the backing of a divided Congress and skeptical American public, Obama’s top aide […]

Democrats divided over Syria

Democrats divided over Syria

President Barack Obama’s pursuit of a military strike in Syria has put congressional Democrats and party leaders around the country in a tough spot. They face loud opposition from war-weary constituents at home and are wary of being pulled into another foreign conflict. But they also are confronted with grim images from Syria of gassed […]