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    Obama Administration Can No Longer Hide Behind the U.N.’s Failed Efforts in Syria

    The United States joined many Western nations in expelling Syrian diplomats yesterday in a coordinated reprimand of the Syrian government, which has stepped up its bloody repression of its own people. Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and Australia also joined a growing list of countries that … More

    Influx of Islamist Terrorists Boosts Concerns over Syria's Chemical Weapons

    Syria’s “Arab Spring,” long delayed by barbaric repression, is now rapidly deteriorating into a bloody civil war. The Bashar al-Assad regime’s stubborn rejection of political compromise and its brutal suppression of the opposition has led increasing numbers of Syrians to take up arms against the regime. They have been joined … More

    Al-Qaeda Plot Disrupted: The War Goes On

    Yesterday, U.S. national security officials announced that the CIA and other U.S. agencies, working with foreign intelligence services, had uncovered and disrupted an al-Qaeda plot to bomb civilian aircraft. The terrorist operation, hatched by the Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has launched several high-profile attacks in the … More

    Obama Administration Finally Recognizes Annan's Failure in Syria

    After several weeks of continuous carnage, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney acknowledged that “If the regime’s intransigence continues, the international community is going to have to admit defeat.” But the “international community”—which often amounts to little more than an empty euphemism on many critical issues—remains divided. Russia, China, and … More

    Is the War on Terror Over? Are Islamists Now 'Legitimate'?

    There’s a bunch of good news coming from one senior official in the State Department. According to this unnamed source, “the war on terror is over,” and “people who once might have gone into al Qaeda see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.” That may be true if—and only if—you … More

    VIDEO: Condoleezza Rice Speaks on American Exceptionalism at Heritage

    For those who think the United States should withdraw from the world stage, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has a message: America is exceptional because of its willingness to lead, and without maintaining that commitment, America’s greatness will be in jeopardy. In a wide-ranging speech today at The Heritage … More

    Morning Bell: Is America Prepared for a Saudi Oil Crisis?

    Think fueling up your car at $4 a gallon is rough? How would you feel about paying more than $6.50? Add on top of that massive job losses and a drastic drop in U.S. economic productivity, and you’ll get the picture of what life in America would be like if … More

    White House Hosts Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood as Rocket Hits Israel

    A delegation of officials from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood met with White House officials Wednesday, according to a White House spokesman who stated that “we have broadened our engagement to include new and emerging political parties and actors.” The Muslim Brotherhood, long banned in Egypt after it sought to assassinate Egypt’s … More

    The Bitter Fruit of Libya’s "Arab Spring"

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib yesterday and expressed optimism about Libya’s future. But Libya faces major problems in making the difficult transition to a stable democracy. Libya’s “Arab Spring,” which appeared to have a bright future after the fall of Muammar Qadhafi’s dictatorship … More

    McCain Calls for Air Strikes on Syria

    Senator John McCain (R–AZ) yesterday called for a U.S. military intervention in Syria that would include air strikes on Syrian government forces to protect the Syrian people. McCain said that “Providing military assistance to the Free Syrian Army and other opposition groups is necessary, but at this late hour, that … More