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Rich Lowry: A diplomatic revolution

...Israel in any peace deal); Bashar al-Assad drops cluster bombs on people, and has reportedly returned to using chemical weapons.It doesn't take great discernment to see the differences. It takes only a modicum of perspective, which President...
'A hell of a foray'

...of the old Democratic Party belief in America's importance in the world. His condemnation of Syria's use of chemical weapons last year was a stirring moral indictment of the Assad regime -- although President Obama immediately undercut him...
Rich Lowry: Hamas' useful idiots

...indiscriminate, scorched-earth campaign in Gaza - if it were run by, say, the Assad regime in Syria, with its taste for chemical weapons and barrel bombs. Jeffrey Goldberg pointed out in The Atlantic that 700 people were killed in Syria last weekend...
What others say: Let's be honest about inaction in Syria

...either, but Obama continues to wait. Assad's chemical weapons may be neutralized, but the regime is happy to go...comments Obama made in his speech last September about chemical weapons in Syria. Yes, the canisters, shells and gas are...
Missing: A foreign policy

...Afghanistan, to Iran's nuclear program and his "red line," which Syria crossed and paid no price when it used chemical weapons against its own people. He has even retreated on domestic policy issues, most glaringly on the individual mandate...
Rich Lowry: Rand Paul, situation room or dorm room?

...Obama's Syria policy was that we weren't engaging the Russians enough. Earlier this year, he held out the Syria chemical-weapons deal - a humiliation for the United States that secured Bashar Assad in power - as a model for future diplomacy...

...Damascus' "responsible" decision to give up its chemical weapons, saying that doing so has boosted Syria's security...finished handing over to Western powers 1,300 tons of chemical weapons it acknowledged possessing, completing a deal reached...
Rich Lowry: A war for show

...military presence on the failed model of Iraq.He had seemed determined to strike Syria after Bashar Assad used chemical weapons last year, then found a way to crab-walk away from his own earnest warnings.The war against ISIS happens to...
Too few priorities

...and few people will care enough that Bashar al-Assad and his accomplices go unpunished for their use of ghastly chemical weapons. As a society, we all have ADD, so that story will then suffer from classic undercoverage.
Op-ed: Unbelievably small and incredibly unpersuasive

...President Bashar al-Assad could do to avoid war. Kerry responded: "He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week - turn it over, all of it without delay and allow the full and total...


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