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Does Obama Mean Business Against ISIL?

WASHINGTON – A few days ago, after President Obama via a prime time TV address had announced America’s goal to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, I expressed the wish that the President’s political opponents would refrain from attacking the announced plan just for the fun of it.

Tepid Support For The War Against ISIL – Conflict Will Drag On

WASHINGTON – The Obama inspired anti-ISIL (also known as ISIS and IS, for Islamic State) coalition is growing –on paper. In reality, it remains to be seen how nominal expressions of support to fight this terror threat will translate into meaningful actions, be it military engagement, funding for the campaign and/or humanitarian aid for the countless victims of this new conflict.

No Outcry About The US Public Education Crisis

WASHINGTON – ISIL is now recognized as an existential threat to America. Millions have seen two fellow Americans beheaded by an ISIL butcher in a a made for TV staged execution. And so public opinion, generally reluctant about new foreign military adventures, now supports fighting and destroying ISIL in Iraq and Syria, at least for now. Once again […]