Right Turn: Syria


Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/14/2014

The moral depravity of our Syria policy

Samantha Power spins our atrocious Syria policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Samantha Power, Syria

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/09/2014

The defining moments for Bush and Obama

Presidents Bush and Obama each had their critical moment.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, President George W. Bush, Syria

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/08/2014

A peek into the Kerry mindset

As a senator, Kerry could talk endlessly without result or adverse consequences. Not as secretary of state.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, John Kerry, Russia, Syria

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Obama’s blatant rewrite of his Syrian debacle

President Obama’s fictional account of a “false notion” about U.S. inaction.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Bipartisan second-thoughts on national security

Congress is not so weak on defense these days.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, NSA, Russia, Syria

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Obama never wrong, never responsible

President Obama’s disastrous foreign policy is never his fault.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:13 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Russia, Syria, Ukraine

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Kerry won’t call what is happening in Syria ‘genocide’

The administration won’t even threaten to send Assad to the Hague.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:28 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Rand Paul defends Putin, earns scorn from the right

Sen. Rand Paul defended Bashar al-Assad and now Putin.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:05 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Russia, Sen. Rand Paul, Syria

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 02/24/2014

What Kerry needs to explain at AIPAC

John Kerry should get an earful at AIPAC.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:14 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, John Kerry, Syria

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 02/23/2014

We pay a price for weakness

President Obama’s dwindling credibility increases rogue states’ confidence.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/19/2014

John Kerry: Always blindsided by reality

It always comes as a shock to the secretary of state when tyrants behave badly.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, John Kerry, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/17/2014

Syria will haunt the president and his advisers

Obama et. al should be haunted by Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/13/2014

The administration’s pathetic defense of Syria policy

It’s impossible to defend the White House on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Sen. John McCain, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Frustrated over Syria

President Obama bellyaches about his own failed policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/06/2014

John Kerry’s CNN interview reveals why our foreign policy is a mess

The secretary of state’s problems include his boss.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:15 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Iran, John Kerry, Syria

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Obama’s enemy: Reality

President Obama is confused as to his real enemies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Iran, Syria

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014

An entirely foreseeable impasse on Syria

Syrian negotiations have predictably failed.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Diplomacy fails in Geneva

Bashar al-Assad has nothing but contempt for the feckless Obama administration

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Kerry, Syria

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Kerry’s spine stiffens, but too little and too late

The administration needs to learn to stand up for U.S. interests in the Middle East.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Middle East bedlam

President Obama’s foreign policy leads to Middle East chaos.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:15 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/05/2014

What mattered in 2013

In 2013 some changes for marriage and the Middle East were irreversible.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay marriage, Iran, Syria

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Saudis sound the alarm on the Middle East

Saudis sound panicky about Obama’s Middle East weakness.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Syria

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/04/2013

What other countries learn from us

The president’s wrong-headed foreign policy leads to entirely predictable and unpleasant results.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Foreign policy, Iran, National Security, Syria

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Shame on you, ambassador

Does the ambassador sleep well at night?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Samantha Power, Syria

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Obama out of credibility — on domestic and foreign policy

On foreign policy lawmakers don’t trust the president any more than they do on domestic issues.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:29 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Iran, Obamacare, Syria

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Syria’s unimaginable afflictions

Syrian suffering continues unabated.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:02 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, polio, Syria

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Doubling down on Syria hypocrisy

The administration’s hypocrisy on Syria is jaw-dropping.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:16 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Foreign policy disarray or bipartisan opportunity?

Keeping the foreign policy sides straight is tough work these days.

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Tags:  Foreign policy, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Syria shows only decisive use of U.S. force is ‘unacceptable’

Syria is the prelude to Iran.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 09/20/2013

What did the Syria deal accomplish?

The Syria debacle plays out.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:35 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Preempting another Syrian-style debacle with Iran

it is urgent to head off another disastrous negotiation scam, this time with Iran.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Out of the Syria debacle, bipartisanship

Bipartisanship may be the result of widespread horror over the Syrian debacle.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:32 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Syria

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Potemkin Syria plan collapsing already?

The president’s Syria plan is already a mess.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013

On Syria and Obamacare, voters reject White House spin

White House loyalists are delusional if they think the public likes the president’s health-care and Syria policies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media bias, Obamacare, Syria

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Pacts with the devil

President Obama has consistently courted the oppressors, not defended the oppressed.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Iran, Russia, Syria

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Can Tom Cotton help the U.S. hang on?

Rep. Tom Cotton talks to Right Turn.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Rep. Tom Cotton, Syria

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Our nation’s new message: Bear no burden, pay nothing

Isolationism has infected both parties.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013

America invites parade of Middle East horribles

The folly escape our global responsibilities will be felt by innocents and U.S. allies in the Middle East.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Hamlet should be on stage, not in the Oval Office

President Obama plays the victim instead of leading the country.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Syria

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Rare agreement between left and right: Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster

The nadir of American foreign policy execution creates opportunity for something better.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Middle East, Russia, Syria

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Why are non-interventionists whining?

Those who opposed U.S. action in Syria have no business complaining about the outcome and the Russians’ triumph.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Russia, Syria

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Handing the foreign policy reins to Putin

Decline is a choice President Obama has chosen.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:08 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Russia, Syria

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Ted Cruz knows nothing about Jesse Helms

Ted Cruz doesn’t understand Syria or Jesse Helms.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz, Syria

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013

The anti-interventionists did worse than Obama

The anti-interventionist right-wingers were further off base than even President Obama on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Russia, Syria

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 09/12/2013

10 reasons why it’s now worse

The president hurt himself with Tuesday’s speech for at least 10 reasons.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/11/2013

You can fool some of the people. . .

President Obama is found out quicker than expected.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, Russia, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Obama panned by key constituency: The media

President Obama’s address was the last straw for many in the once-adoring media.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  liberal media, mainstream media, Syria

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Here’s a resolution for you

The Congress needs to pass a resolution -- and here it is.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Middle East, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits, Russia, Syria

Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Obama’s Syria speech: An illogical argument from a paralyzed president

Maybe Obama should have cancelled the speech.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:42 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Beyond Syria

President Obama makes Russia top dog in the Middle East.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Russia, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 09/10/2013

What should conservatives be for?

Republicans should advise the president and not rubber stamp a silly U.N. gimmick.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:12 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Hillary has her own Syria problem

Her words summoned up memories of missteps while she ran the State Department.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton, Syria

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Obama’s foreign policy hits rock bottom

President Obama runs to Russia for help, willing to let Assad remain in power.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:36 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/10/2013

President Obama needs to say, ‘Never mind. . .’

Look no further than the president if his Syria pitch fails.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits, Syria

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 09/09/2013

If no on Syria, Obama’s to blame

Today was the last straw for many lawmakers on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:05 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Republicans criticize White House PR blitz

Republicans are virtually pleading with the administration to improve its salesmanship.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:32 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Specious economic arguments against Syrian action

Right-wing opponents of action in Syria are making false bottom-line arguments.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Syria

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/09/2013

What about the voters?

Lawmakers should not be cowed by public opinion polling on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Polls, Syria

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/09/2013

A “no” vote is . . .

A 'no' vote is the worst of all choices.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Lose-lose for Democrats

Democrats have no good choices.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Democrats, Senate, Syria

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Rubio and others run from internationalism when it matters

Why are Republicans flinching on Syria?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Marco Rubio, Syria

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 09/08/2013

Distinguished pol of the week

Who stood out from the crowd?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Distinguished pol, distinguished pol of the week, Syria

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Fire, ready, aim in Syria

The prresident's mistakes in dealing with Syria are piling up.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:44 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Something is better than nothing in Syria

Critics of intervention in Syria are kidding themselves if they think nothing is better than something that will tip the balance away from Assad and his Iranian allies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Republicans choose sides on Syria

The Syria vote is a defining moment for many GOP lawmakers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Syria, Ted Cruz, WMD's

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Hats off to Samantha Power

Samantha Power stands up to Russia and the United Nations.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Samantha Power, Syria, United Nations

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Obama is losing the Syria resolution vote

The Syria resolution will fail without more from the president.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:18 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013

McCain rejects narrow resolution language

The president loses ground, risks defeat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:40 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. John McCain, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Hillary’s problem is her record, not her Syria stance

Hillary Clinton endorses Syria military action.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton, Syria

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Obama pretends ‘red line’ isn’t his

President Obama can't run from his own red line.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Kerry vs. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: No contest

Picking out responsible GOP foreign policy leaders is now easy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Senate GOP, Syria

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Rubio voting no on Syria?

The Florida senator risks losing his foreign policy credibility.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:24 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Marco Rubio, Syria

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Obama looks to pro-Israel community

In unprecedented fashion Israel groups raise alarm over Syria resolution and plead on President Obama's behalf.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:06 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Syria

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 09/03/2013

What are GOP leaders doing on Syria?

GOP House and Senate leaders will support the president on Syria, but say the president has to sell the attack himself.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:36 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Sen. Marco Rubio, Senate GOP, Syria

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 09/03/2013

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Lindsey Graham on Syria

Sen. Lindsey Graham: I'm not going to support a strike with no plan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Lindsey Graham, Syria

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Opponents of a military strike are confused

Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz talk gibberish about Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nationall security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Grilling the secretaries: What should Congress ask them?

Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel must be asked hard questions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:56 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 09/02/2013

A few questions on Kerry and Syria

Secretary John Kerry has earned his pay, but more questions await him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:03 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Kerry, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 09/02/2013

What is a Republican to do?

What a responsible Republican should do on the Syria resolution.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:08 AM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, War powers, WMD's

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/02/2013

Obama’s politicizing national security

The president has politicized an issue of war and peace, diminished his credibility and made the chairman of the joint chiefs looks foolish.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joint chiefs of staff, Syria, War powers

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 09/01/2013

Open questions on Syria

President Obama's comments on Syria raise many questions for him and other politicians.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:02 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, WMD's

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/01/2013

On the bright side, this week

The disturbing performance by President Obama on Syria may hold the promise of improved and bipartisan foreign policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Syria

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/30/2013

A prepared letter for the weary in the Obama administration

You can feel some compassion for well-meaning people in the Obama administration.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Syria

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/30/2013

10 things you need to know about Kerry’s remarks

Kerry gives the speech of his life on Syria, Obama nowhere to be seen.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. John Kerry, Syria, WMD's Iraq War

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Obama adrift, America isolated

President Obama's failure to lead on foreign policy now leaves him isolated.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Obama no longer commands respect

President Obama's foreign policy incompetence has destroyed his credibility.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013

No to gas masks

Why did we refuse to provide gas masks to Syrians?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Meanwhile, in Israel

Israelis are nervous bystanders, disturbed by Syria and the absence of U.S. leadership.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:31 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013

No way to run a war

It's not up to the Syrian rebels to enforce civilized conduct.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Testing the commader in chief’s character

The President's lack of mettle and aversion to exercising American power plague him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, NSA, Syria, war on terror

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Why Rand Paul should never, ever be commander in chief

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) demonstrates why he would endanger American security.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Sen. Rand Paul, Syria

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/28/2013

McCain is right: White House talk is harmful

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is right: He talks too much and has sacrificed American credibility.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Critics of half-measures in Syria: Obama’s pathetic

The president is morally and strategically adrift when it comes to Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Middle East, National Security, Syria

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Time to destroy the WMDs and the regime that used them

Half-measures in Syria would represent defeat for the West.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:31 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Hillary Clinton's headaches

Hillary Clinton's appeal is taking a beating in recent events.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:44 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2016, Federal reserve, Hillary Clinton, Syria

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Ten Syria lessons

What can we learn from the Syria debacle?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, National Security, Syria

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Questions for the White House

It's time to hold President Obama accountable for his Middle East failures.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Kerry's excellent statement on Syria

The secretary of state finally gets it right on WMDs.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:39 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, WMD's

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/26/2013

Colin Powell strikes again

Colin Powell is still trying to cozy up to the left.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colin Powell, Egypt, Syria, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Too little, too late in Syria

Two years, 100,000 dead and multiple chemical weapons attacks later, the president considers military action.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/25/2013

The gruesome repudiation of 'leading from behind'

The president's intellectual and moral confusion over Syria is "troublesome."

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, national securiy, Syria

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Obama's foreign policy leads to hundreds killed by WMDs

The president is 'deeply concerned' about hundreds of dead in Syria from an apparent chemical weapons strike.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Get ready for containment

Gen. Dempsey points the way toward containment of Iran, something the president said he'd never do.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, National Security, Syria

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Syria: More excuses to do nothing

The Pentagon brass gives Obama all the excuse he needs to do nothing on Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:54 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arab Spring, Pentagon, Syria

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Disastrous reversal for Obama

Obama flip-flops on Bashar al-Assad.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Time to make Assad lose

It is time to make Bashar al-Assad lose.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Syria

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/07/2013

Five foreign policy lessons Obama hasn't learned

The administration has an extraordinary record of ignoring basic national security lessons.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Russia, Syria

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Second-rate power: The Obama legacy

President Obama is choosing decline for the United States with frightening results.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Russia, Syria

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Ups and downs

Who is gaining traction and who isn't?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Rand Paul, Syria, Ups and downs

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 06/18/2013

'Pretty please' foreign policy

President Obama tries to negotiate with no leverage and fails.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:16 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Foreign policy, Russia, Syria

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Obama's multiple national security untruths

President Obama is not credible on a host of national security issues.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:56 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Foreign policy, National Security, Syria

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 06/17/2013

The president who could do no right

Uniting Dems and R's, the president's credibilty and policy flubs drag his approval rating down.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:25 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama scandals, Obama Syria

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 06/16/2013

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:02 PM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday shows, Sunday wrap, Syria

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 06/16/2013

Syria: A delinquent commander in chief

President Obama ignored the genocide in Syria and now wants to to run from his pathetic half-measures.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Syria

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Chasing Vladimir

President Obama staked his Syria policy on cooperation by Russia.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 06/14/2013

Syria aid: Unconscionably late and an object lesson

President Obama belatedly acts to arm Syrian rebels and foreign policy internationalists fight back against isolationists.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:52 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul, Syria

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Syria slaughter: When is it too much?

Syrian slaughter goes on and on and on.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:46 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Syria

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Second lease on life for despotic regimes

Iran and its allies thrive in the Obama era.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:46 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria, Venezuela

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Rand Paul might not understand his own policies

Senator's chief of staff objects to his boss being called out on policy confusion.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, National Security Syria, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 06/11/2013

The Obama doctrine in Syria and elsewhere

The Obama doctrine is playing out in Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Iran, National Security, Syria

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Serial unkept promises on national security

The president has abandoned our troops, our allies and oppressed people around the world.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:58 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Foreign policy, National Security, Sequester, Syria

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Obama's mixed message to Tehran

Obama is of two minds (at least) when it comes to bad actors in the Middle East.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:03 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Bits, Obamacare, Syria

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 05/30/2013

The Syria debacle

President Obama's inertness allows foes to dominate Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:42 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Russia, Syria

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/26/2013

For Obama, image is everything and the only thing

President Obama's weak foreign policy and lack of attentiveness require extra spin and a media stranglehold to keep his image intact.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:02 PM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Libya, National Security, Syria

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Iran and Congress rebuke Obama's Syria policy

Iran is propping up Bashar al-Assad, Congress wants to prop up moderate rebels and Obama wants to do nothing about a genocidal civil war.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 05/07/2013

'Never again' should we condone preening on 'atrocities prevention'

President Obama's 'atrocities prevention board' is a cruel hoax for which human rights activists should take him to task.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:18 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elie Wiesel, human rights, Syria

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, immigration, Morning Bits, North Korea, Russia, Syria, United Nations

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Get rid of baggage, move forward on Syria

The United States needs to present a coherent Syria policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:57 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/06/2013

No red line, no policy, no will to lead

President Obama's excuse for not responding to Syria's chemical weapons use is horrifying.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 05/05/2013

Israel steps up to the plate

While President Obama equivocates about the 'red line' in Syria, Israel carries out an air strike.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:46 PM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Syria

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Syria: Why did Obama do nothing?

Obama's Syria approoach is worse than you thought.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:10 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Is foreign policy criticism of Obama just partisanship?

The president has been on the receiving end of some tough evaluations.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:03 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Foreign policy, Syria

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Morning Bits

Must-read links to start the day.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:46 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Congress, immigration, Lieberman, Morning Bits, Obama, Rubio, Syria

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 05/01/2013

The Syrian farce

President Obama's excuse-mongering on Syria makes him look like a fool and America look weak.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Obama press conference: Does he believe what he is saying?

Listening to his press conference leaves little doubt as to why the president's second term is a disaster.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, President Obama, Sequester, Syria

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Dilemmas abound: Is it time to remove Assad?

We have a Syrian quandary of Obama's making and limited options.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:03 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Syria, WMD

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/28/2013

Obama erases his 'red line'

The president refuses to live up to his own warning, inviting further aggression.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, President Obama, Syria

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Dangerous denial makes us less safe

Denial of unpleasant national security realities causes us to shrink from confronting threats.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Qaeda, National Security, Syria

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Syria is a dilemma for Obama

Reports of chemical weapons use have put the administration, according to one expert, "in a fix."

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Assad crosses the red line, so will Obama change his failed policy?

Bashar al-Assad crossed the red line and now we find out whether the president means what he says regarding WMD's.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria, WMD's

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Running out of excuses on Syria

President Obama's dangerous game in ignoring Syria's use of chemical weapons should be investigated by Congress.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:42 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, National Security, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Obama's Syria ruse

President Obama seems intent on ignoring evidence of Syria's chemical weapon use, which he said would be a "game changer."

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Obama's chaotic Middle East policy

The Obama administration is focused on the wrong thing as the Middle East heads toward a WMD nightmare.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Middle East, peace process, Syria

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 04/17/2013

What to ask John Kerry

What should the House Foreign Affairs Committee ask Secretary of State John Kerry?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, National Security, North Korea, Syria

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Foreign policy: You know things are bad when . . .

Just when you thought our foreign policy could not be in worse disarray. . .

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Syria

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Rubio and Casey on Syria

A bipartisan, sane policy on Syria is possible.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Middle East, Syria, WMD's

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Syria: Calamity upon calamity

Syria illustrates precisely why "leading from behind" is disastrous for the United States and its allies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Iraq, National Security, Syria

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Iran policy inanity comes to light

President Obama's Iran policy is dangerous.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, National Security, Syria

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Where are the Iraq War defenders?

Defenders of the Iraq War have been curiously passive in explaining the successes of the war.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, Middle East, National Security, Syria

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Obama in Israel: Pretty speeches won't do it

The president's speeches are better, but his actions, or lack thereof, leave Israel rattled.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Israel, Middle East, Syria

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/31/2012

The lapdog media

The media never asks Obama the tough questions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Benghazi, budget, Bush tax cuts, Fiscal Cliff, Immigration reform, Media bias, Second Term, Simpson Bowles, Syria

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/06/2012

The Middle East in turmoil

President Obama's lack of influence in the Middle East has dire coonsequences for events in Egypt and Syria.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Egypt, MIddle East policy, Syria

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 12/05/2012

What good is it giving the Turks Patriot missiles?

NATO sends Patriot missiles to Turkey, but this does little to help the Syrian opposition.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:36 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Patriot Missiles, Syria, Turkey