| Sep 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Looks as though our folks must finally come clean on Benghazi.
In my defense, the attack on our consulate occurred in the middle of my re-election campaign. Mitt Romney and the Republicans were banging me pretty good about foreign policy...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
While ISIS is not invincible, even if temporarily defeated, it will morph into a new terror group similar to the off-shoots of al-Qaida ("ISIS is not invincible," Sept. 9). Unfortunately, radical Islam is not a one-time or one-nation occurrence, as...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:50 AM
President Barack Obama plans to address the nation tomorrow to lay out his strategy for defeating ISIS, the radical Islamist group whose gruesome beheadings and mass killings have terrorized tens of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian civilians in the areas...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Addressing the annual American Legion convention in Charlotte last week, President Obama sugar-coated his defense of selective use of military force by reciting what's been done to cope with the Department of Veterans Affairs' failures to deliver promised...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The announcement this week that scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground have successfully completed the destruction of Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons has left the whole world breathing a little easier. If nothing else it ensures these cruel...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:58 AM
The headlines these days all seem to demand exclamation marks. Iraq is teetering on the brink! Russian troops are massing on the Ukranian border! Gaza lies in ruins! World's worst Ebola epidemic afflicts Africa!
Welcome to another quiet and peaceful...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The Palestinians are certainly the biggest liars and hypocrites in the world ("The way forward in Gaza," July 25).
On the one hand they claim they have no idea why Israel is attacking them, yet they have fired thousands of rockets into Israel and have...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The Middle East and Africa are a complex matrix of religious cultural, racial, ethnic, clan and tribal dynamics that have developed over 1,000 years of conflict. Scott Anderson wrote in his new book, "Lawrence in Arabia," that the first inept U.S....
| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The latest Iraq crisis is no occasion for inter-party sniping or for Washington's talking heads to find friendly microphones to offer their opinions about whether U.S. forces should have remained in Iraq ("Obama weighing action in Iraq: Militants' sweep...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:52 AM
Less than three years after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, the black flag of an al-Qaida inspired terrorist group flies above several Iraqi cities. The Iraqi army, despite years of training by the United States, has disintegrated and abandoned...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Item: Washington is abuzz with the shocking defeat of House majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary. David Brat, a tea party-inspired college professor with little money but plenty of energy, pulled off the historic upset.
Most of the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:37 AM
President Barack Obama has illegally dispatched 300 military trainers or advisors to Iraq to support an illegal sectarian Shiite government headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The United States Constitution prohibits the president from re-engaging...