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Unbelievably Small: Obama Cuts Syria Speech to 15 Minutes, Will Pitch Diplomacy and War

McClatchy chief correspondent Mark Seibel reports on Tuesday evening that President Obama’s speech on Syria will last just 15 minutes. That is a massive downgrade from most addresses to the nation. The theme of the address has also reportedly shifted from a pitch for military action against Syria to a triumphal announcement that negotiations are underway. Sep 10, 2013 4:37 PM PT

McConnell: No on Syrian Strike

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) came out swinging against President Obama’s proposal for Congressional authorization of military force against Syria and the Bashar Assad regime. McConnell said that President Obama’s chaotic rollout of his case for military action made supporting it impossible. Sep 10, 2013 12:57 PM PT

Peace In Our Time: Obama Caves to Putin, Assad, Iran

On Monday, the Obama administration, overcome by its own frantic confusion over a situation of its own making in Syria, fainted into the arms of Russian President Vladimir Putin – and, in the process, appeased the Syrian regime after Bashar al-Assad gassed some 1,429 people in Damascus last month. The United States was faced with three choices in Syria: depose Assad, do nothing in order to prevent al Qaeda from taking over the country, or, as Secretary of State Kerry advocated, push for an “unbelievably small” action in order to reinforce America’s credibility. The third option was the worst. But in a truly awe-inspiring display of his foreign policy genius, President Obama has found a fourth option: appeasement, complete with international weapons inspections it rejected just a week ago. Welcome to Barack Obama’s Munich. Sep 9, 2013 9:46 PM PT

Obama Official: Attack on Syria Designed to Make Assad 'Eat Cheerios' With a Fork

Attempting to describe the scope of possible American action in Syria to “degrade” the regime’s chemical weapons capacity, an official told USA Today, “If Assad is eating Cheerios, we’re going to take away his spoon and give him a fork. Will that degrade his ability to eat Cheerios? Yes. Will it deter him? Maybe. But he’ll still be able to eat Cheerios.” Sep 9, 2013 8:38 AM PT

Assad Thanks Putin for Opposition to Obama

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin received thanks from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for standing against Western military action based on a chemical attack in Damascus several weeks ago. Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Muallem said he spoke with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov about a possible American strike. Sep 9, 2013 8:29 AM PT

Kerry Threatens 'Unbelievably Small' Action Against Assad

Even as President Obama attempts to make the case for urgent military action, suggesting that the Syrian regime can be deterred from chemical weapons use by such action, Secretary of State John Kerry threatened “unbelievably small” consequences for Bashar al-Assad’s failure to turn over his chemical weapons. Sep 9, 2013 6:57 AM PT

Global Leadership Reset: On Eve of G20, Putin Calls Kerry a Liar on Syria

Just before Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, he blasted the Obama administration on Wednesday for what he termed its propaganda on military action against Syria. “We talk with these people,” he said about Secretary of State John Kerry, the administration’s chief political spokesperson making the case for war. “We assume that they are decent. But he lies. And he knows that he lies. That’s pathetic.” Sep 4, 2013 6:14 PM PT

Code Pink Protesters Hold Faux-Bloody Hands Behind Kerry at House Syria Hearing

On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs over possible military action against Syria. As he testified, members of the antiwar group Code Pink held up their hands, which had been painted red to signify bloody hands. They also wore signs reading “US Out of Syria.” Sep 4, 2013 10:20 AM PT

Obama: 'I Didn't Set a Red Line'

On Wednesday, President Obama, speaking Sweden, stated that even though he drew a “red line” on the use of Syrian chemical weapons in August 2012, he never drew a red line – it was the world’s “red line.” Sep 4, 2013 7:33 AM PT

Gold Star Mom to Poker Player McCain: 'I'm Sorry the Lives of Our Brave Warriors Bore You'

Responding to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) playing online poker on his iPhone during yesterday’s Senate hearing with Secretary of State John Kerry over war with Syria, Gold Star mother Debbie Lee fired back in an exclusive comment to Breitbart News. “It infuriates me,” she said. “We are facing the possibility of sending our sons and daughters to a war, conflict, military action or whatever politically correct term you use – an action that could change the world as we know it – and McCain couldn’t care less.” Sep 4, 2013 7:06 AM PT

Levin: 'Ana Marie Cox, Dumb As They Get'

Ana Marie Cox, columnist for The Guardian and anal sex aficionado, has some serious objections to Mark Levin’s The Liberty Amendments. Her article, titled “1776 and all that: the mysterious appeal of Mark Levin’s originalist fantasy,” suggests that Levin’s project to amend the Constitution to restore it to its original balance of powers, is “insanity.” Sep 4, 2013 6:50 AM PT

Kerry 'Thinking Out Loud' About Putting Boots on the Ground in Syria

Testifying before the Senate foreign affairs committee on Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry refused to rule out putting boots on the ground in Syria: “In the event Syria imploded, for instance, or in the event there was a threat of a chemical weapons cache falling into the hands of al-Nusra or someone else and it was clearly in the interest of our allies — all of us, the British, the French, and others — to prevent those weapons of mass destruction falling into the hands of the worst elements, I don’t want to take off the table an option that might or might not be available to the President of the United States to secure our country." Sep 3, 2013 2:30 PM PT

Politico's Byers: McCain 'Shames' Fox News' Kilmeade Over 'Allahu Akbar' Comments

On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appeared on “Fox & Friends,” where co-host Brian Kilmeade asked him about video of Syrian rebels shouting “Allahu Akbar!” after hitting government targets with rockets. McCain responded, “Would you have a problem with an American person saying ‘Thank God! Thank God!’? That’s what they’re saying. Come on! Of course they’re Muslims, but they’re moderates. I guarantee you that they are moderates. I know them and I’ve been with them. For someone to say ‘Allahu Akbar’ is about as offensive as someone saying ‘Thank God.’” Sep 3, 2013 11:05 AM PT

Rush to War: Boehner, Pelosi, Cantor Back Obama on Syria

In an incredible display of bipartisan blindness, leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties have now declared their support for President Obama’s proposal for action against Syria. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) stated on Tuesday, “I'm going to support the president's call for action. I believe my colleagues should support this call for action.” Sep 3, 2013 10:17 AM PT

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