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Latest Syria Items
At a recent Manhattan fundraiser and press conference, President Obama expressed pride in the many policy choices he has made for the American people and our military.
Are Congress and the Constitution irrelevant today? Last week, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta stated repeatedly that the administration felt it was legally justified to use military force against Syria only with "international permission" from the United Nations, NATO or some other international body ("Panetta: U.S. pledges $10 million in aid to Syrians," Web, March 7).
The Syrian army has recaptured the northern rebel stronghold of Idlib near the Turkish border, a major base that military defectors had held for months, a pro-government newspaper and an activist group said Tuesday.
President Obama's claim that he would use military force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon isn't backed up by his track record of avoiding such unilateral action in international crises, national security analysts say.
Syrian activists said Monday that pro-government gunmen have killed at least 16 people — including children — in a rebel stronghold recaptured by the government in the embattled central city of Homs.
When Barack Obama became president of the United States, he swore an oath to "preserve, protect and defend our Constitution." Unfortunately, evidence has accumulated ever since that he feels no obligation to honor his commitment.
BEIRUT | Syrian activists said Monday that pro-government gunmen killed at least 16 people - including children - in a rebel stronghold recaptured by the government in the embattled city of Homs, fueling concerns the government is carrying out reprisals in territory it has captured.
Egypt's parliament has called for a vote on stopping U.S. aid.
Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan left Syria on Sunday without a deal to end the bloody year-old conflict as regime forces mounted a new assault on rebel strongholds in the north.