In an announcement made on Monday, President Obama declared his intent to waive applicable arms export rules in order to send chemical weapons defenses to Syrian rebels.

Many of the foreign policy hawks in and around Washington appear to be lamenting the fact that the diplomatic breakthrough in the crisis over Syria's chemical weapons has at least postponed the Obama administration's planned military attack 

 

The Syrian agreement hammered out between the United States and Russia damages American interests while emboldening her enemies.

Elizabeth O'Bagy, whose writings on behalf of the allegedly moderate Syrian opposition forces have been cited by high-ranking politicians, was fired by a neoconservative think tank for claiming to hold a degree that she does not.

 

"It's all about the children" was apparently the theme of Obama's Tuesday speech, which lacked the drama it would have had before the diplomatic move of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad to forestall aggression.

 

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