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Kerry Says Iran Has Role in Defeating Islamic State

 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran has a role to play in an international coalition to take on Islamic State extremists. “The coalition required to eliminate ISIL is not only, or even primarily, military in nature,” Kerry said today at a United Nations Security Council meeting on Iraq, referring to the group by […] Read More →

Iran Lawsuit Has Eric Holder Terrified

 Just what, exactly, is going on with the advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran? That’s a question U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder doesn’t want answered. Yesterday the Department of Justice asked a federal district court to dismiss a defamation suit against the group on the ground that a trial might reveal state secrets. How, you […] Read More →

‘OFFER’ REJECTED: Iran says it won’t help Obama in fight against ISIS

President Obama’s effort to build broad international support to destroy the Islamic State erupted Monday in a long-distance dispute between the United States and Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over the fading prospect of Iranian cooperation.  The dispute, amid Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting in Paris with world leaders to shore up international support, appeared […] Read More →

Iran Condemns Western Sanctions “They are an invasion of the Iranian nation”

 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an “invasion” on Saturday after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals. “Sanctions are an invasion of the Iranian nation. We should resist the invasion and put the invaders in their place,” Rouhani told officials in remarks broadcast by state TV. “We should not allow the […] Read More →

Obama’s 5 Worst Foreign Policy Decisions

John Hawkins  Since Barack Obama has been the Hindenburg of Presidents on the domestic front, there hasn’t been as much commentary as you’d expect about the fact that he has been the Titanic of Presidents on foreign policy. George W. Bush certainly made his mistakes as President, primarily in Iraq, but you did at least […] Read More →

Pat Buchanan: Has Hillary Ever Been Right?

 Sen. Rand Paul raises an interesting question: When has Hillary Clinton ever been right on foreign policy? The valkyrie of the Democratic Party says she urged President Obama to do more to aid Syrian rebels years ago. And last summer, she supported air strikes on Bashar Assad’s regime. Had we followed her advice and crippled […] Read More →

ISIS, the Neocons, and Obama’s Choices

 Scott McConnell  Confronting the new Islamic State requires reevaluating old alliances and enemies.  Though Congress and the president were out of town, the final weeks of August have seen the arrival of an unexpectedly critical moment. The brutal beheading of James Foley by ISIS (the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) confirmed that there remains a […] Read More →

Iran unveils new short-range missiles, drones

 Iran unveiled a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones on Sunday, as President Hassan Rouhani said its military doctrine was based on deterring and countering threats from unnamed foreign powers. The official IRNA news agency said the Ghadir missile, with a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles), is designed to destroy marine […] Read More →

As the World Burns: Obama’s “Stupid Stuff” Foreign Policy and its Disastrous Effects

Gayle Trotter  The crowded stadium roars its approval — “Allah is great!” — as a man shoots a woman in a public execution. Militants destroy a historic religious shrine. Women and children face public abuse, private violence, and daily fear. Girls, denied access to education, remain trapped in a seventh-century dystopia. A bloodthirsty terrorist organization […] Read More →

Let Congress Vote on Iraq War III

Pat Buchanan  Last week, we were told there were 40,000 Yazidis on Sinjar Mountain facing starvation if they remained there, and slaughter by ISIS if they came down. But a team of Marines and Special Forces that helicoptered in has reported back that, with a corridor off the mountain opened up by U.S. air strikes, […] Read More →

Thomas Sowell: Cease the Cease-Fires

 Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East — Arab and Israeli alike — were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that […] Read More →

In Israel’s Desperate Hour, Obama Leads from Behind

Ken Blackwell “We have your back,” President Obama told Israelis when he visited that embattled country recently. Way back, apparently. Mr. Obama’s administration famously claimed to “lead from behind” in overthrowing Libya’s strongman, Khaddafi. Young Sergeant Benjamin Anthony spoke to the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Washington Summit this week.  Sgt. Anthony described a different […] Read More →