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ABC Scores Big Obama Interview

Posted 11.12.2013 | Media

ABC's 'This Week' will air an interview with President Obama on Sunday, the network announced Thursday. The interview, with George Stephanopoulo...

War Weary Public Rejects Attacking Syria

Erik Ose | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Erik Ose

To those who would slam Obama for bowing to public pressure on Syria, it's worth remembering that when George W. Bush was in the White House, public opinion didn't count for squat.

Obama's Profile in Courage

Lanny Davis | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

In my view, Barack Obama's speech on Syria this week was the high point of his presidency. Ultimately it could cement his place in history the way President Kennedy's courage and resolve during the Cuban missile crisis did for him.

America's Credibility Is Not at Stake in Syria

Shehzad H. Qazi | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Shehzad H. Qazi

The appeal to American credibility as a reason for striking was always weak and with dwindling support behind military intervention the argument has been exposed as vacuous.

Time to Stop the War Crimes

Marie Isabelle Chevrier, Ph.D | Posted 09.12.2013 | World
Marie Isabelle Chevrier, Ph.D

A war crime is committed by an evil regime. That does not justify other nations to commit further war crimes in response. Not even well-intended nations. Not even the United States. The first step to stopping war crimes is for good countries to stop committing war crimes.

Iran Diplomacy Through the Prism of the Syria Debate

Joel Rubin | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Joel Rubin

There are three strategic themes present in the current Washington debate about Syria that are relevant to Iran policy. First, it's always darkest before the dawn when it comes to diplomacy. Second, presidents must push for results and see what their team can deliver. And third, Congress can't be counted on, but it can't be ignored either.

GOP Senator Hurls Harsh Words At Obama On Syria

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) lashed out at President Barack Obama on Wednesday over his handling of the situation in Syria. In an interview with CNN, ...

With War Off the Table, It's Time for Syria Ceasefire, Negotiations, and Talking to Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Congress and the American people did something unprecedented in our time: they stopped a war before it started by creating a near-certainty of Congressional rejection.

Piercing the Veneer of Russia's Recent Syrian Proposal

Colin Wolfgang | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Colin Wolfgang

Is the example we want to set that the only repercussion for using chemical weapons against your citizens is simply that you no longer have the privilege to possess said chemical weapons (which were illegal even before they were used to kill innocent civilians)?

Sheryl Crow: Don't Intervene In Syria

Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment

In a Wednesday morning appearance on HuffPost Live, country singer Sheryl Crow weighed in on whether or not America should intervene in Syria and like...

WATCH: Teenager At 9/11 Ceremony Asks Obama Not To Go To War

Posted 09.11.2013 | New York

A 15-year-old girl, speaking at the ceremony commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City Wednesday, took a moment to deliv...

West Rips 'Utterly Disgusting' Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) slammed President Barack Obama Tuesday after his speech on the situation in Syria. "I find his words utterly disgus...

Steve Jobs' Syrian Father: I Am 'Embarrassed' By Obama's Inaction On Syria

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Syrian-Americans have much to say about President Obama's stance on the country's use of chemical weapons in the August 21 attack and the escalating t...

Veterans: Obama Must Remember Lessons Of Iraq And Afghanistan

Posted 09.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As a fiery debate continues about whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria, veterans of America's most recent military conflicts visited HuffPost Li...

What Is the Red Line?

Sara El-Yafi | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Sara El-Yafi

I have personally been trying to wrap my head around this sudden raging wake-up call regarding the tragedy of chemical weapons having killed innocent ...

Latest Updates In Syria Debate

Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed the public Tuesday evening, vowing to explore a diplomatic option with regards to Syria's chemical weapons stockpile,...

How Obama Messed Up On Syria | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

For generations, the American people have had a standing deal with their Presidents: Go ahead and mess with the prime-time lineup once in a while, int...

Why Syria's Offer Is Unlikely to Work

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

There is good reason to believe that Mr. Assad is serious, and that he will do his part to make the decommissioning of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal a reality. But a number of things stand in the way of making this proposal meaningful.

Ultimate Reason to Support Resolution Authorizing Use of Military Force to Stop Chemical Weapons in Syria: It's Working

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

For those who do not want to see the use of military force in Syria, the best thing they can do to assure that the military action is not needed is to support the Congressional resolution authorizing the president to use military force if necessary.

Jennifer Bendery

Code Pink's Medea Benjamin Celebrates Birthday At White House Syria Protest | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Medea Benjamin, the leader of the anti-war group Code Pink and perhaps the most easily recognizable protester in Washington, celebrated ...

Christina Wilkie

Kerry To Meet With Henry Kissinger As Russia/Syria Deal Looms | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry will spend much of Wednesday meeting with senior members of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, as he a...

Rand Paul Offers Rebuttal To Obama Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave a rebuttal to President Barack Obama's address on Syria Tuesday. In his rebuttal -- which was pre-taped -- Paul questio...

Amanda Terkel

Obama To Progressives In Syria Speech: Do It For The Children | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gave a prime-time address on Tuesday night, in a direct appeal to the American public for support to use military...

Politicians React To Obama's Syria Speech

Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the ongoing situation in Syria, telling the public that he's weighing a diplomatic solution...

Obama's Speech Vows To Explore Russian Offer On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to pursue a diplomatic initiative fr...