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Repeating the mistakes of the recent past in Syria

by Cal Thomas
Posted 9/10/13, 02:15 pm

Perhaps if America had a successful track record in the Middle East, President Obama’s appeal for a “limited” attack on Syria might carry more weight. But because our attention span in the region increasingly resembles that of a fidgety 4-year-old, an examination of recent history is in order.

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To spy or not to spy

Politics | Top New York mayoral candidates weigh in on counterterrorism strategies at mosques
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/30/13, 10:03 am

NEW YORK—Top Republican candidate for mayor of New York Joe Lhota defended the New York Police Department’s spying at mosques after an Associated Press report Wednesday raised questions about the practice. Lhota, the recent head of New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, answered a question about the AP article at the Republican mayoral debate on Wednesday night. 

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Would bombing Syria bring any real change?

by Cal Thomas
Posted 8/29/13, 12:31 pm

“Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?”—Peter, Paul and Mary

By the time you read this, U.S. missiles and bombs may be falling on Syria. Why? Syria hasn’t attacked us. It does not pose a security threat to the United States.

These were arguments made against the Bush administration’s intervention in Iraq by some who now urge us to make war on Syria.

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