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Obama’s Box Canyon

Our Hamlet-in-cheif wanted simultaneously to act and not act. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The Syrian fiasco arose from two mutually contradictory desires. Barack Obama sincerely wanted Bashar Assad to stop killing his own people. Barack Obama also really was not willing to use force to ensure that Assad would stop killing his …

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Predictably Misleading

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  The one requisite in a presidential speech is honesty. Without it, nothing else matters. The president’s speech last night was incoherent in its call to be ready at some future day to use force that he just recently insisted must be used immediately. Share This

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Syrian Knowns and Unknowns

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media   1) Red lines: Does anyone believe we would be on the eve of a war with Syria had not Barack Obama on two occasions — echoed on two others by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — warned Bashar Assad of red lines surrounding the use of WMD? Share This

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Now What?

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner Everyone can agree that Obama’s handling of the crisis has been puerile, and that there now are only the proverbial bad and worse options—the  result being not whether the U.S. loses credibility, but only how much and for how long. So what comes next? Share This

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Brennan’s Testimony and Waterboarding Misinformation

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage The Senate Intelligence Committee last week grilled Obama’s pick to head the CIA, John Brennan, on all sorts of issues. Democrats worked him over about the CIA’s interrogation, detention, and droning of terrorist suspects, while Republicans were concerned about leaks of classified information. Share This

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A Presidency Squandered

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The Obama narrative is that he inherited the worst mess in memory and has been stymied ever since by a partisan Congress — while everything from new ATM technology to the Japanese tsunami conspired against him. But how true are those claims? Share This

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All Fall Down

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media The temple of postmodern liberalism was rocked these last few weeks, as a number of supporting columns and buttresses simply crashed, leaving the entire edifice wobbling. Share This

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Obama Off the Cuff

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Conservatives caricature 24/7 Barack Obama’s reliance on the teleprompter. True, his speeches are scripted; but we forget why so: He is very good at reading a prepared script as if he were talking off the top of his head, and he is very bad at actually talking off …

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Obama’s Postmodern Vision

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online There has been for months a popular parlor game of tallying instances in which President Obama seems to have either ignored or simply bypassed federal law. Share This

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