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WATCH: John McCain Dresses Down Jay Carney over Obama’s Syria and Iraq failures

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:00am 9/11/2014 at 9:00am

Barack Obama’s address to the nation regarding the threat of ISIS was met with both cautious optimism and unbridled mockery from pundits on both sides of the aisle.

No one was more optimistic than CNN’s latest hire, former Obama Administration press secretary Jay Carney. Unfortunately for Carney, however, CNN had also invited...

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Iraq: a Problem of Mixed Messages

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6:59pm 9/5/2014 at 6:59pm

Our “boots on the ground” troops in Iraq are receiving mixed messages, and it’s causing more than just a morale problem.

Officials overseas are calling out the Obama Administration on their jumbled approach to current actions being taken against the Islamic State in Iraq. The current mission against ISIS calls for...

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Rand Paul, war hawk ?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:30pm 9/3/2014 at 8:30pm

Advocating for foreign intervention is not something you usually hear from libertarian poster children like Senator Paul. And yet, that seems to be what he’s preaching. From WaPo:

If I were president, I would call a joint session of Congress,” Paul told the AP. “I would lay out the reasoning of why...

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More U.S. Troops Heading to Baghdad

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:27am 9/3/2014 at 7:27am

The White House has agreed to send 350 additional troops to Baghdad following a State Department request for more protection at the U.S. embassy and other installations.

Via Time:

“This action was taken at the recommendation of the Department of Defense after an extensive interagency review, and is part of the President’s...

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Epic rant over Obama playing golf right after James Foley statement

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:11pm 8/22/2014 at 10:11pm
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Lisa Daftari, Fox News contributor.

Yes there was mourning, not the grieving kind, but the former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning, who President Obama was photographed fist bumping with on the golf course….

It’s this wishy-washy, lead from behind, no strategy foreign policy that has put us at the mercy of militant...

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Obama Statement on Beheading of James Foley

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 1:00pm 8/20/2014 at 1:00pm

President Obama just gave a live statement from Martha’s Vineyard on the beheading of journalist James Foley.

He condemned the murder, insisted that it was not representative of Islam as many of ISIS’ victims are Muslim, and called to vigilence.

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No, this is not a photo of women being sold in Mosul

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:00am 8/19/2014 at 7:00am

The Featured Image is being spread widely on Twitter and Facebook as evidence of abducted women being sold either into slavery or marriage by ISIS in Mosul, Iraq.

Now ISIS may very well be doing such things, but this is not a photo of ISIS selling women.

It’s a photo from 2013 of...

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Obama declares “siege of Mount Sinjar” over, but no clear strategy to defeat ISIS (Update: Maliki Resigns)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 3:35pm 8/14/2014 at 3:35pm

In what has become a nearly daily occurrence, President Obama summoned the media to discuss the situation in Iraq (and Ferguson, Missouri) from his vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard.

The President seemed to take a victory lap on United States’ efforts to stabilize the Yazidi refugee crisis in Northern Iraq.

President...

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You can keep your end of Iraq war, if you like it

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9:15pm 8/12/2014 at 9:15pm

Not sure if the title set-up works or not.

The Iraq war never ended. Obama just acted like it did.

Anyway, here’s this from The Free Beacon:

And this via Hot Air:

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Reports: Yazidi lawmaker who gave impassioned speech involved in rescue crash

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 12:15pm 8/12/2014 at 12:15pm
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Various news outlets are reporting the crash of a helicopter being used in the humanitarian relief effort for the Yazidi refugees in Iraq.

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“Death Valley” for Yazidis in Northern Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 11, 2014 at 7:30am 8/11/2014 at 7:30am

Jonathan Krohn has become to the first western journalist to reach the mountains in Northern Iraq where tens of thousands of Yazidis, a Middle Eastern religious sect, took flight to escape the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) forces that moved into the Kurdish parts of Iraq last week.

Krohn describes...

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Democrats Contort Themselves to Support Obama’s Airstrikes in Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 3:15pm 8/9/2014 at 3:15pm

Protesting the Iraq War under President Bush was a cottage industry for Democrats, even though they voted for it. But now that Obama’s hand has been forced, Democrats are doing their best to lend cautious support.

Kristina Wong of The Hill describes the liberal predicament:

Left frets over Iraq mission creep

The president’s...

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Obama at pre-vacation press conference: Don’t blame me for current Iraq debacle

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 12:15pm 8/9/2014 at 12:15pm
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President Obama gave a press conference this morning on Iraq before heading out for vacation:

A particularly controversial portion was the assertion (starting at 7:50 of video) that it wasn’t his decision to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq.

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Kirsten Powers hits Obama’s inaction on plight of Christians in Middle East

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:58am 8/9/2014 at 10:58am

Kirsten Powers and other panelists on the FOX News program “Outnumbered” were discussing Obama’s newly discovered concern for Christians in the middle east and things got a little heated.

Powers, who is a liberal and frequent defender of Obama, was one of the most vocal critics.

Tim Cavanaugh of National Review has...

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Obama Statement: “We will take action” to save Yazidi and protect personnel in Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 9:41pm 8/7/2014 at 9:41pm

Late Thursday night, President Obama gave a press conference on the devolving situation in Iraq. Although the President does not plan on putting combat troops on the ground, he presented a plan “to prevent a potential act of genocide” against the Yazidi.

Isis forces in Iraq are currently calling for the systematic...

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The slaughter of the Yazidi

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 9:41am 8/7/2014 at 9:41am
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While over 700 journalists were covering the Gaza conflict, few paid attention to the mass slaughter in Iraq of the Yazidi, who are on the verge of a true genocide at the hands of ISIS.

Finally the impending massacre is getting coverage, but it may be too late.

The Washington Post reported two...

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The Looming Battle of Baghdad

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 25, 2014 at 12:25pm 7/25/2014 at 12:25pm

Every morning for most of 2014, it seems we wake up in dreaded anticipation of what horrible news has happened overnight and around the world. There are so many things going on — Israel/Hamas, Ukraine/Russia, passenger jets falling from the sky (or vanishing), the U.S. border crisis — that it...

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