Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” to remark on the news that President Joe Biden’s administration had ordered airstrikes against Iranian-backed fighters in Syria.
International relations were quite different under Donald Trump. The 45th president was happy to cozy up to enemies of the United States like Russia. And Trump often had frosty relationships with long-time allies like France, Canada and Germany.
The national security threats the behavior of President Donald Trump and his administration have posed to the United States have justifiably been the focus and concern of those members of congress leading the impeachment inquiry. After all, the Mueller report compellingly concluded that the Russian Government “interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion” and discovered numerous points of contacts between Russia and the Trump associates leading up to, and even after, the 2016 Presidential election. Trump’s recently discovered shenanigans in soliciting the Ukraine government to dig up dirt on his opponent Joe Biden and effectively interfere in the 2020 election.
When the House of Representatives and Europe issue a joint statement condemning Donald Trump and the world's dark forces, you know something is terribly wrong in America.
Republicans, like Rep. Liz Cheney, are blaming Democrats for impeaching Trump and causing him to endorse Turkey's war crimes in Syria.
The US military was not able to extract five dozen high-value ISIS detainees in Syria due to the chaos that Donald Trump has unleashed in the northern part of the country.
While the Turkish continue to deny this history to this day, in 1915 the nation of Turkey engaged in a genocide of the Armenian people. The mass killing reduced the Armenian population from two million to 400,000.
Senate Republicans are not happy with Donald Trump, and today plan to take action that has been described as a “stunning rebuke” of the president.
For weeks now, GOP senators have told Trump not to declare a national emergency to build a border wall. Mitch McConnell and other Republican Senate leaders have completely rejected his national security policy in Syria and Afghanistan.
Donald Trump posted several tweets this morning that directly contradict national security intelligence on several major foreign policy matters, showing that he is doing actual damage to the country.
When Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday, he drew significant media attention by breaking with multiple points Trump has been trying to make in recent days, such as:
Conservative New York Times writer Bret Stephens believes that Donald Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria will destabilize the Middle East and hurt U.S. interests there.
In an appearance on MSNBC‘s “Morning Joe,” Stephens said that Trump’s Syria move “will reconstitute the Middle East that we fear, which is to say an exporter of terrorism and instability.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Putin also said that the American presence in Syria is “illegitimate.”
During his annual news conference with domestic and foreign media, Putin was asked by a U.S. reporter what he thought of the decision by Trump.
The president is facing big legal trouble coming from prosecutors and he has equally serious political trouble coming from public opinion, as shown in a new poll from ABC and the Washington Post.
The craziness that comes out of the Trump administration every day is almost too much to keep track of. And his Twitter account still hasn’t been shut down, which should have happened a long time ago in the interests of national security.
Instead of America being aligned with nearly 200 nations across the globe, the United States now stands only with Syria.
The worst fighting since the battle for eastern Aleppo last year is raging in several regions of Syria, causing hundreds of civilian casualties, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday.
U.S. senators called on Congress on Tuesday to take back its authority to determine whether the country goes to war, saying recent U.S. strikes in Syria were not covered by existing authorizations for the use of military force.
At a time when stability and competence are more important than ever, we have a president who has none of those qualities – in fact, he's the polar opposite.
After bombing two countries, provoking North Korea, and losing an aircraft carrier, the Trump administration is now picking a fight with Iran.
"And I've got to tell you, though, I've never been so concerned, as I am now, for the state of this country and world relations."
"Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf" Trump asked in 2014
Trump's isolationist hypocrisy is the least of our problems. It is where that hypocrisy is taking us, and at an ever-increasing pace
Central Command issued a statement calling the careless attack on American allies a tragic episode and said the cause of the 18 Syrian rebels’ deaths is under investigation.
As you can see from the polling, conservatives, far from reacting with outrage, have instead laid back and lit up in the post-coital afterglow
With Trump in charge of America's nuclear arsenal – like a toddler playing with a loaded firearm – Congressional oversight is a necessity.
A bully armed with a Twitter account is one thing, but the same bully with access to America's nuclear arsenal is a whole other ballgame.
As the Russia scandal becomes increasingly explosive, so too does Donald Trump's foreign policy.
"Clearly, I'm aware of [the atrocities of the Holocaust]," Spicer said. "I should've just stayed on topic"
Putin is standing by Assad after Assad attacked his own people in a horrific gas attack, yet Trump still would not respond to question about whether his view has changed about Putin, according a White House pool report sent to PoliticusUSA.
According to Cohen, Trump is "smart and decisive" and a "swift-acting individual" who listens to people and will eventually tell us what the hell he thinks he is doing.
"The constitutional powers to introduce the United States into hostilities, are only pursuant to a declaration of war, specific statutory authorization, or an attack upon the United States."
Asked if he thought the Trump administration "encouraged this behavior," McCain's answer was, "I think it probably was partially to blame."
“But these strikes did more than simply punish Mr. Assad and deter future attacks; they have gone a long way to restoring our badly damaged credibility in the world.”
In stark contrast to Donald Trump, President Obama was the kind of president who thought things all the way through. When it came to foreign policy and the Obama doctrine, in his efforts to avoid the trap of another Iraq, the Democratic President was known for asking, “Then what?”
“There is no excuse for bypassing Congress. Because the Constitution we all pledge an oath to is very plain...you can’t start a war without an act of Congress.”
Dozens of missiles were launched from Navy destroyers on Thursday night, targeting a Syrian airfield – Trump's first major military intervention since taking office.
Ignoring questions from the background about what he plans to do about Syria, Trump instead thought it was an appropriate time for wisecracks.
McCaffrey said it would be a "mistake" to conduct "limited political signaling" in response to Bashar al-Assad's chemical attack on his own people.
On MSNBC's MTP Daily, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) urged Trump to strike Syria without authorization from Congress. McCain also outlined a plan that would be a repeat of the mistakes the US made in Iraq.
Trump showed what a weak president he is when he was asked by the White House press pool about Syria and removing Assad, "I guess he's running things, so I guess something should happen there."Under Donald Trump, American leadership and courage have been replaced by "I guess."
"The people who work for you literally have no idea what you mean or what they should be doing."
"I really wish that there was some way we could rein him in. I wish that our foreign affairs experts could somehow get his ear and at least tell him to shut up, to just stop it."
Trump didn't make a single peep about Russia's denials in today's rambling news conference. Instead, he bragged about his still-secret plan to resolve the crisis in Syria and threw a tantrum about Barack Obama.
Forgetting, perhaps, his boss' stance on Syria in 2013, White House press secretary Sean Spicer blamed former President Obama for the horrific gas attack massacre in Syria.
One of the president's supporters was left in disbelief after a handful of her Syrian relatives were deported.
Trump's presidency, with its emphasis on law and order, is trying to sell us the idea that a repressive society is a free society.
These reckless, insulting comments have become commonplace for McCain because he cares more about shifting blame than keeping Americans safe.
Bush's response to 9/11 played directly into Osama bin Laden's hands and provided a recruiting tool groups like ISIS could not exist without
The world has many conflict hotspots, but a narcissist like Donald Trump would make them about himself, rather than what's good for America
Bowers rejects allowing Syrian refugees into his city and compares them to the non-existent threat of Japanese-Americans interred in WWII
Rupert Murdoch has joined Jeb Bush in wanting only Christian refugees, but upped the ante by demanding they be "proven" Christians
President Obama vowed to continue supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States.
Jeb Bush says "Islamic terrorism" isn't really about religion but he sure doesn't want any Muslims in this country - even refugees
It is incredibly ironic that the one American ally that vehemently protested and condemned Bush's invasion and occupation of Iraq has now felt the horrific results of terrorists created by Bush's folly in attacking and slaughtering hundreds-of-thousands of innocent Muslims, and creating the Islamic State.
Fox News is in cahoots with Republican candidates Jeb Bush and Donald Trump, inventing inflated numbers of Syrian refugees to scare the base
Inventing numbers and facts, Trump comes to the conclusion that Syrian refugees are a Trojan Horse who will launch a military coup in the US
Putin says Assad is best placed to defeat the Islamic State, but Assad is more interested in helping IS defeat his moderate enemies
In this book, Daniel Byman explores global jihadism from its beginnings in 1979 to today, from the mujaheddin to the menacing Islamic State
The invasion of Iraq and its bungled aftermath created millions of refugees. Rand Paul doesn't think the United States owes them anything
Walker throws facts and history to the wind as he talks up a fantasy GOP with common sense that nowhere exists and has no chance of existing
Attempts to link Nancy Pelosi's trip to Syria with Cotton's Iran letter, fail, as Pelosi was even briefed by the White House before she went
During Thursday's broadcast of Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough whined about the Authorization for the Use of Military Force that President Obama put forth on Wednesday in regards to the ongoing situation with ISIL in the Middle East.
The following is a Letter from the President to the U.S. Congress regarding authorization for the Use of United States Armed Forces in connection with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
During an appearance on Meet the Press Sunday, frequent Sunday show guest Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reiterated his previous claim that the policies of President Obama was "getting people killed."
Only Republicans would see a war slipping through their fingers as a loss, and losing this chance is almost too much for John Boehner to bear
What will #OpCharlieHebdo mean for ISIL? Given the hacktivist group's record so far, ISIL might want to refer back to the KKK for an answer
Ohio Governor John Kasich made that "religious extremist duty" mandatory in Ohio. Kasich issued a statement through a spokesman informing Ohio schools that if they fail to align with Christian organizations, they will lose funding.
President Obama pointed to the ideological component and to the economic conditions which contribute to ISIL's recruitment of young men from across the region
No American should delude themselves that the current violence raging in Iraq and Syria is anything other than an extreme sectarian war between the two major Islamic sects, or that American military intervention is ever going to bring a cessation to the violence.
Led by Fox News (again), the mainstream media's reaction to Obama's admission of American intel failures has become the latest Benghazi hoax
The suspicion that Republicans are far more horrified by a black president than Islamic terrorists is borne out by the rhetoric
John Boehner's desperation was showing on ABC's This Week as he repeated the Republican big lie in order to blame President Obama for the fact that House Republicans refuse to do their jobs.
Larry Pratt, president of Gun Owners of America, appeared on Gordon Klingenschmitt's "Pray in Jesus' Name" yesterday and called liberals not only "insane zealots" but unmoored from our shared reality.
Former Speaker of the House and current conservative pundit Newt Gingrich took to Twitter Tuesday morning to whine about President Obama's statement about the airstrikes against ISIS that took place in Syria Monday night and early Tuesday.
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) criticized Congress for leaving Washington on a lengthy recess without having a debate or vote on a new authorization for use of military force (AUMF) to be used in regards to the conflict with ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
President Obama is right; Iraq can secure their own country's future" and "fight for their own country" against ISIS.
On Wednesday afternoon, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was his normal warmongering self as he grilled Secretary of State John Kerry over the Obama Administration's strategy to deal with ISIS.
The U.S. must tread carefully in Iraq. The GOP's reality bubble will not protect them - or the rest of us - from real world, as opposed to fantasy, consequences
The truth is that since teabaggers became de facto leaders of the Republican Party, they have contemplated various schemes to shutdown Washington.
In a classic case of not knowing one's audience, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tea Party leader and potential 2016 Presidential candidate, was soundly booed off stage while delivering a speech at an Arab Christian conference in Washington, D.C. Wednesday night.
House Republicans met with war criminal Dick Cheney for counsel on dealing with IS, and likely to promote a new Iraq war.
Apparently, ISIS utilizing America's war tactics caught the attention of Robertson and his Christian theology informs him it is time for America to embrace the ISIS tactics and religious ideology, and as a Christian nation issue an ultimatum to the Islamic terrorists to "convert or be killed."
There is a well-known phrase in the Christian bible that "you reap what you sow." America is now reaping what it sowed by invading innocent Muslim nations and brutalizing innocent civilians for well over a decade.
At an event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden delivered an emotionally charged message regarding the recent death of journalists Steven Sotloff and Jim Foley at the hands of ISIS.
In his Sunday column for the Washington Times, Joseph Curl claimed that President Obama has shown his true incompetence when it comes to foreign policy and it is going to lead to another large-scale terrorist attack this coming September 11th.
During Friday's broadcast of MSNBC's The Daily Rundown, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), the Deputy Majority Whip in the House, spoke with host Chuck Todd regarding President Obama's comments during a Thursday press conference where he said that there isn't a strategy yet when it comes to bombing ISIS in Syria.
What is curious, is that Republicans are campaigning against President Obama who is not running for any political office, but since they cannot run on their records in Congress, they are using conditions in Iraq to frighten Americans into supporting the GOP.
On Tuesday, an op-ed written by President Obama appeared in Haaretz, Israel's oldest newspaper. This op-ed comes as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians are extremely high.
CBS News and The New York Times released a poll Monday showing that 50% of Americans feel that the United States does not have a responsibility to do something about the recent violence in Iraq.
Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC's Morning Joe was able to score an interview with President Obama that aired on Monday morning. Obviously, the interview centered around the situation in Iraq and the growing sectarian violence, led by extremist group ISIS, that has rocked that country.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos Sunday to discuss the recent violence in Iraq, as well as his infamous op-ed in the Wall Street Journal where he claimed that President Obama is directly responsible for the chaos in Iraq and the Middle East.
Dick Cheney, along with his daughter Liz, penned an unbelievable piece of retcon tripe for the Wall Street Journal where they claimed that Obama lost the war that was already won, while at the same time positioning Dick Cheney as a hero.
What any of the Republicans blaming Obama for pulling American troops out of Iraq in 2011 should remember, is that in October 2008 George W. Bush was president when the Status of Forces Agreement was drafted and ratified by Iraqi lawmakers a month later in November 2008.
Ari Fleischer, the White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush during the early years of the Iraq War. took to Twitter on Friday to help conservatives pin the blame on Obama for the recent surge of violence in Iraq.
During an interview on Morning Joe Friday morning, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) predictably placed the recent flare-up of ethnic violence in Iraq at the President's feet.
Diplomacy may not be as profitable as war (Cheney's Haliburton made $39.5 billion off the Iraq war alone), but our lives should not be seen as playthings of the 1 percent
Douthat also carefully avoids mention of Egypt, another Obama foreign policy success story, where the Obama administration's moderating influence ensured that the Mubarak regime would be sent packing, and without the violence of a civil war.
Former one-term Republican Congressman, and current Fox News analyst, Allen West took to his personal blog to write about the Boko Haram kidnappings on Monday.
During an interview with Arizona radio station KFYI on Thursday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) called President Obama 'the most naive president in history'
The White House sent Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken on Fox News this morning to destroy the moronic GOP talking point that the Iran nuclear deal is distraction from the ACA website.
You heard it right. John McCain, responding to an attack by Louie Gohmert (R-TX), said Gohmert is not what you call an intelligent man. This is not news to liberals but McCain himself is known, from time to time, to be a little slow on the uptake.