U.S. Ready to Step into Syria Conflict? -- Max Boot, Commentary
Better late than never. With President Obama having run and won reelection in part on a boast of having ended the war in Iraq and being in the process of ending the one in Afghanistan, his administration is now sending out signals that it might contemplate greater intervention in the war that has been raging in Syria. A front-page New York Times article reports that various steps are under consideration, from providing Patriot-3 batteries to Turkey to providing arms directly to the rebels and even sending intelligence officers into Syria to coordinate with the opposition. Such steps are long overdue, but now that they are on the table, the administration deserves Republican support for a bipartisan effort to try to bring the killing to an end and to hasten Bashar Assad’s downfall.
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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials
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Will Egyptians put an end to Morsi's power grab? -- Khairi Abaza, FOX News
Analysis: Crisis tests Egyptians' constitution -- Jim Maceda, NBC News
Asia century a lot of hot air -- Michael Richardson, Canberra Times
A theory for how China’s state newspaper got ‘fooled’ by The Onion -- Max Fisher, Washington Post
Benghazi Blowback -- Michael Walsh, NRO
Congo urgently needs U.S. help -- Ben Affleck, Washington Post
Inside Goma, Congo’s City of Terror -- William Lloyd George, Daily Beast
US pivot to Mexico? -- Christian Science Monitor editorial
Al Qaeda’s Not as Battered as Obama Thinks -- Daniel Byman, New Republic
The double standard in affairs -- Kathleen Parker, Washington Post