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President Obama and Syria

President Obama's Syria Strike Poses Major Challenge to Backers

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

One risk was obvious. And that is that with or without Congress's authorization, waging war against a nation that has not directly attacked or poses any direct threat to the United States again tags the U.S. as the dreaded, and in the Middle East, hated aggressor and bully.

President Obama Avoids GOP Trap on Syria

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If Obama had bowed to the initial GOP demands to take military action before getting congressional approval, GOP leaders would have jumped all over him and blamed him for not getting that approval -- and they wouldn't have stopped there.