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Joe Scarborough Schools GOP Senator About ISIS Coalition Strategy

Welcome to another in our long-running yet rarely-necessary series, Joe Scarborough Is Right About A Thing. Episode IV: A New Dope. On Monday morning, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) appeared on Morning Joe to spew Republican derp about how President Obama shouldn’t be taking “options” off the table because it’s not “inspiring,” while also maintaining that the [...]

Add Peter King to the list of right-wing war hawks. “I don’t see how ultimately we can avoid putting combat troops on the ground in some capacity,” King said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.” “I don’t why the president says up front we will not put boots on the ground. Why take that [...]

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on CNN‘s “State of the Nation” that Western nations will have to put boots on the ground to combat ISIS. Blair, currently the official envoy of the Middle East Quartet, said that the Sunni insurgents and their followers will not be defeated by airstrikes alone — boots on [...]

Republicans are revving up the base by once again claiming that Democrats are soft on terrorism because of their reluctance to send ground troops into war. Let’s hope the Republicans run on this. More war! More troops! More weapons! And let’s hope Democrats sharply remind voters the folly of repeating the mistakes we’ve been making [...]

Long Island Congressman Tim Bishop wants to scare us so we can support war. ‘One of the concerns is the number of U.S. citizens who have left our country to go join up with ISIS,’ he said. ‘It is believed there have been some number up to 100 that have done that.’ ‘It is also [...]

For weeks, the White House has been trying to explain to the media that,while ground combat troops in Iraq and Syria are not on the table, they actually are on the table, and on Thursday, someone else finally noticed. The gold star goes to ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, who got White [...]

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Obama will personally sign off any any air strikes in Syria. “The requirement for the Syrian strikes will be far more stringent than those in Iraq, at least at first, to assure the Syrian air campaign remains strictly limited, in an attempt to mitigate the threat that [...]

The House voted 273-156 to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. Many Republicans argue the strategy isn’t tough enough to defeat ISIS; many Democrats worry the plan could drag the United States into another long military engagement. The proposal would authorize the Pentagon to provide assistance to “appropriately vetted” members of the Syrian [...]

Rand And Ron Disagree On ISIS

Ron Paul is sticking to his Libertarian roots, while Rand Paul is veering away from his dad’s views on ISIS. Ron Paul, the former Republican congressman from Texas, tells U.S. News he would “definitely not” vote to give President Barack Obama authority to wage war against the jihadi militants. Fighting the group, he says, “will just [...]

On Tuesday morning, Secretary of State Chuck Hagel appeared before a Senate Armed Services committee hearing on the U.S. strategy against ISIS, but the real star of the show was anti-war activist group Code Pink. The group enjoyed widespread popularity on the Left during the Bush era, but since then, have even become an annoyance [...]

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