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September 6, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Obama’s caution on foreign policy is warranted

Frank Bruni’s column [“Obama’s understatement of the world situation,” Opinion, Sept. 2] excoriated President Obama’s caution in foreign affairs and failure to “project an image of presidential resolve or decisiveness at a time of international turmoil.” Former President George W. (”Ready! Fire! Aim!) Bush projected exactly the kind of image admired by Bruni. A few…

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September 12, 2013 at 11:14 AM

The Syrian crisis

Punish chemical-weapons manufacturers Hundreds of demonstrators protested against the U.S. intervention in Syria outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 7, 2013. [Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT.] If chemical weapons are outlawed to be used on planet Earth, why are companies still allowed to manufacture them? [“‘This is not a world we should accept,’” page one,…

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September 10, 2013 at 6:57 PM

U.S. military involvement in Syria

Nonviolent solution Syrian demonstrators carry an image of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration against US military action in Syria, Sept. 9, 2013, outside of Capitol Hill, in Washington. [AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana] My 10-year-old son suggested what might be a workable, nonviolent solution for Syrian citizens to deter and even survive Assad’s purported gas attacks:…

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September 10, 2013 at 6:54 AM

U.S. military involvement in Syria

Stay home Waving the flag of the Syrian rebels, demonstrators opposed to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad gather on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, as Congress returns to work from August recess Sept. 9, 2013. [AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite] As a country, we don’t have the resources or the will to enter…

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September 9, 2013 at 7:22 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

U.N. and NATO: Step up Turkish paramedics stand in front of a decontamination unit tent set up to treat victims of chemical weapons in Reyhanli, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. World leaders are venting over Syria’s civil war but look no closer to agreeing on international military intervention to stop it as of Sept. 6. [AP…

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September 7, 2013 at 7:56 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Speak out Medea Benjamin of Code Pink uses chalk to write on a sidewalk where Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, will be speaking about Syria at the Center for American Progress, Sept. 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. Power spoke about the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians and the…

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September 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Right and moral Syrian women living in Beirut hold candles and placards during a vigil against the alleged chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of Damascus, in front the United Nations headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon on Aug. 21, 2013. [AP Photo/Hussein Malla] I couldn’t disagree more with your paper’s position on the Syrian government’s use of chemical…

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September 5, 2013 at 6:59 PM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Obama is embarrassing us President Barack Obama gestures during his joint news conference with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at the Rosenbad Building in Stockholm, Sweden. [AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais] President Obama went to a synagogue in Sweden, and said that his plans to retaliate against the Syrian government are motivated by the…

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May 20, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Investigation of the deadly Benghazi attack

We need leaders we can trust I enjoyed reading Kathleen Parker’s column [“The Benghazi attack, redacted,” Opinion, May 13]. Her opinion is cogent, thoughtful and generous. More generous than mine I’m afraid. I see what she calls a “mischaracterization” of what happened in Benghazi as nothing but a damned lie told by people who broke our trust…

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