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Boehner Questions Obama’s Commitment to Defeating ISIL

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 19th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

Boehner Questions Obama’s Commitment to Defeating ISIL
Adam O’Neal, RealClearPolitics
A day after the House approved President Obama’s plan to arm and train Syrian rebels, Speaker John Boehner questioned if the president’s goal “truly” is to destroy ISIL and criticized him for lacking a specific plan to defeat the terrorist organization. “If [destroying ISIL] truly is, in fact, the mission, I don’t see the overarching strategy that’s going to allow us to accomplish that,” asserted Boehner. “But I am still waiting to see the bigger picture of how we win this war, how we destroy ISIL. I’ve not seen it yet.” He…

After Syrian Vote, War Debate Will Follow Congress Back Home
Caitlin Huey-Burns, RealClearPolitics
Just a week after President Obama addressed the nation about the threat posed by Islamic State militants and asked Congress to approve arming and training Syrian rebels to fight them, lawmakers gave him what he wanted Thursday evening. The action was quick, by this Congress’ standards, and bipartisan, featuring the formation of atypical alliances — but not without due drama and reservations. The 78-22 tally included nine Democrats and 12 Republicans voting no (along with independent Bernie Sanders). The Senate action follows House passage on Wednesday. As part of a bill that also…

A Rough Month in America for Women
Froma Harrop, RealClearPolitics
Mark Sanford’s heralded engagement to Maria Belen Chapur is apparently over. The rep from South Carolina released the news to America through a Facebook post. That’s how Chapur found out, too. Gallantry has been in especially short supply this month. Prominent American men have been roughing up their women in spectacularly public ways — ranging from coldly calculated mind games to a knockout punch. September opened with former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s unsuccessful attempt to swat away felony charges by making his wife take the entire rap for rampant corruption. The governor’s lawyers…

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