Does Obama have regrets, or is the New York Times trying to humanize him? In forming a plan to destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria using airpower and local forces, but not regular American ground troops, he searched for ways to avoid the mistakes of the past. He felt “haunted,” he told his visitors, by the failure of a Special Forces raid to rescue the American hostages James Foley and Steven J. Sotloff — “we just missed them,” he said — but their subsequent murders were not the real reason he opted for war, although he noted that gruesome videos released by ISIS had helped galvanize public support for action.
A 9/11 story you may not have read about Feds find Anti-Israel and pro-Palestine 9/11 Message to America on Border Fence.
A lot of ISIS war news this morning -mostly cons- I’m going to link some I’ve seen here:
Obama Knows He can’t Defeat ISIS- America Needs to Wake Up to that Reality too. How do you fight an ideology, a religion of evil? What is a win?
ISIS, Mao, Ho Chi Min and the Futility of Obama’s Strategy In the end, if we are to prevail over ISIS, there will have to be the application of overwhelming force. That is unlikely to occur under President Obama. So the world is going to get a lot more dangerous until the next president is inaugurated.
I’m still looking for the PRO WAR articles in today’s news, last week there were many of them.
Three days after Christmas last year, 13 members of Congress boarded planes across the United States bound for Morocco. Their all-expenses-paid trip lasted a week, and included visits to the cities of Marrakech, Rabat, and Casablanca. But much of what the lawmakers did while abroad—where they stayed, where they dined, what tourist sites they may have visited, and even how much the jaunt cost—remains a secret.