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  • With Obama going to war, Dems are suddenly hawks

    Democrats who were anti-war under President George W. Bush are much more supportive of military action under President Obama.

  • Obama aide: 'Doctors and pharmacists' now ready to fight

    The civilian fighters in Syria are "getting better and more capable," Obama Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said.

  • Arab allies willing to launch airstrikes against Islamic State

    A number of Arab nations are offering to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, American officials say.

  • Arming Syrian rebels bridges partisan divide

    Democratic and Republican lawmakers this week will likely form a bipartisan coalition to pass President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels.

  • Islamic State releases another beheading video

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria released Saturday a video showing another reported beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

  • Iraqi Prime Minister orders army to stop shelling to protect civilians

    Haider al-Abadi said Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants were intentionally seeking populated areas for to inflict more collateral damage to innocent victims.

  • Obama's unnecessary, unpromising war

    American presidents make a practice of raising expectations they can't meet. President Obama's declaration against the Islamic State is another unnecessary war against an overblown foe.

  • Support Obama's new Islamic State plan

    After watching President Obama's intense Islamic State of Iraq and Syria speech Wednesday night, and reading the text several times, I think the president basically -- finally -- got it right.

  • Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next week, officials say. In Syria, U.S. planes and drones will...

  • Corrected: Cruz fundraising site was not referring to this week's controversial speech

    This post has been corrected. – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has long spoken of Israel as Christians' greatest friend in the Middle East, as he did on Wednesday. So it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that there exists an fundraising ad that underscores the Texas Senator's support for unity...

  • Boehner promises support to new Iraqi leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner on Friday promised Iraq's prime minister that the House will provide the new government in Baghdad the U.S. assistance necessary to defeat Islamic militants. In an unusual move, Haider al-Abadi wrote to Boehner earlier this week, promising to protect...

  • US will be ramping up airstrikes soon _ in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next week, officials said Friday. In Syria, U.S. planes and...

  • Boehner pledges to help new Iraqi Prime Minister defeat Islamic State

    Boehner's letter was in response to a Sept. 10 letter sent by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in which he outlined his vision for reforming Iraq through a more inclusive government.

  • War advocate: U.S. can beat Islamic State with 25,000 ground troops --- maybe

    President Obama has said many times that there will be no American combat troops on the ground to wage war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Next steps in the fight against the Islamic State

    President Obama has finally has acknowledged the threat that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria poses, and his response â€" to begin the process of taking down this so-called caliphate â€" is welcome news.



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