| Sep 11, 2013
On Tuesday, President Obama made the case for a limited military strike in Syria if diplomacy fails.
But he still sounded like a man looking for an escape hatch.
"I've spent 4 1/2 years working to end wars, not to start them," he said. "Our troops are...
| Sep 18, 2013
In the wake of his dizzying reverses over chemical weapons in Syria, President Obama has been blasted as inconsistent, impulsive and amateurish in his conduct of foreign policy. But when you look at his actions rather than his words, there's more...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
What if we had politicians who believed in the abolition of war with as much passion as the Republican right believes in the abolition of taxes?
For me, the question that immediately follows is: What kind of politics draws power from resources other than...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- The shutdown of the American government has been devastating to the United States' international credibility. It undermines the American ability to make a promise, give a guarantee or claim the position of international leadership that...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Cal Thomas greatly misreads what is happening with regard to Syria ("Putin played Obama like a fiddle," Sept. 12). President Barack Obama's stated objective was to enforce the international norm prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. The fact that Syria...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:11 AM
BEIRUT — Inspectors working under a tight deadline to destroy Syria’s extensive chemical arsenal are off to an encouraging start but may need limited cease-fires to complete their task in the midst of a raging civil war, the head of the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Aaaarrgghhhh, the government is shut down, the debt ceiling is threatening to fall, we’re all doomed!
Wednesday was Day 9 of the little government that can’t, with no sign that we’re not headed for Day 10, and Day 11, and...
| Oct 10, 2013
Even before his on-again, off-again threat to punish the government of Syria for the use of chemical weapons, President Obama was criticized for what many saw as a halting and incoherent policy toward the civil war in that country. Advocates of muscular...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:50 PM
WASHINGTON — A second wave of chemical weapons inspectors is heading to war-battered Syria this week as the international effort to disarm President Bashar Assad's poison gas program races to meet its United Nations-ordered deadlines, officials said...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:09 AM
BEIRUT - Before the U.S.-Russia agreement was crafted last month to rid Syria of chemical weapons, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry publicly downplayed the significance of the U.N. investigative team on the ground in Syria. The team, headed by...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:17 PM
LONDON – Hardly anyone knew it existed before last month. Its work has been criticized and its employees shot at. Bigger names, including that of a teenage girl, were thought to be ahead in line for the world’s most prestigious award.