By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Two vicious attacks on Palestinians, presumed to be the work of Jews, have some Israelis worried that their society is increasingly tolerant of hate crimes.
Even as Iraqis celebrated the departure of the last American troops Sunday, the dangers left behind after nearly nine years of war were on full display. Politicians feuded along the country's potentially explosive sectarian lines, and the drumbeat of deadly violence went on.
President Obama's decision to pull all U.S. forces out of Iraq by Dec. 31 is an "absolute disaster" that puts the burgeoning Arab democracy at risk of an Iranian "strangling," said an architect of the 2007 troop surge that turned around a losing war.
"There are only scattered terrorists hiding here and there, and we are seeking intelligence information to eliminate them," Gen. Zebari said. "We are confident that there will be no danger."
Iraq's military chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Babaker Zebari, said Sunday that his troops are capable of uprooting militant groups.