O’Donnell: Trump ‘Okay’ With Syria Gassing ‘Women and Children'

April 6th, 2017 1:10 PM
On Wednesday's The Last Word, Lawrence O'Donnell blasted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Trump administration for Tuesday's chemical attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against his own people, which has killed almost 90 people, according to the count so far by human rights groups. "Men, women, children, and babies got gassed in Syria this week because last week, the Trump…

WashPost's Applebaum Blames Syrian Disaster On ... David Cameron

September 2nd, 2016 8:42 PM
It's never Dear Leader's fault, is it? For those who haven't noticed — and that would be understandable, given the national press's and broadcast outlets' consistent lack of interest in the period involved — the ongoing and worsening disaster in Syria during the past three years has caused "physical, human and political damage on an unprecedented scale." That quote comes the subheadline at Anne…

Mitchell Wonders: ‘When Is the World Going to Pay Attention' to Syria?

August 18th, 2016 4:51 PM
Giving proper coverage to the heartbreaking and tear-jerking scene out of Aleppo, Syria with a bloody and dusty young boy sitting in an ambulance, MSNBC/NBC’s Andrea Mitchell devoted a full segment to the matter on Thursday afternoon but of course made no mention of President Barack Obama or his administration’s inaction in Syria to dispose of the Assad regime or ISIS in the over five years since…

CNN's Sciutto: Obama Policy 'Utter Failure' in Mideast & Afghanistan

September 29th, 2015 7:14 PM
On Tuesday's New Day, CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto tagged the Obama administration efforts to train Syrian rebels as an "utter failure" and he as CNN substitute co-anchor John Berman recalled the scant results of trying to build up Syrian rebels as opposed to the more substantial troops and weapons Russia has supplied to Syrian President Bashar Assad. The CNN…

Daily Beast: Syria Likely Used Chemical Weapons in January; Obama 'Sti

February 20th, 2014 3:16 PM
Kudos to the Daily Beast for reporting this story. Don't hold your breath for the network news outlets to pick up on it and doggedly pursue it. In an exclusive published at the website today, Josh Rogin and Noah Shachtman explain how there's credible evidence that regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad may have used chemical weapons in January 2014, something that U.S. intelligence…

Cal Thomas Column: The Syria Seduction

September 17th, 2013 8:45 AM
Expecting Syria to live up to an agreement between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the cataloging, inspection, removal and eventual destruction or sequester of chemical weapons is a subtle seduction. Why would a dictator like Bashar al-Assad relinquish his most potent weapon in the midst of a civil war? President Obama and his sycophants claim it…

In 66-Paragraph Masterpiece, WSJ Details 'Head-Spinning Reversal on Ch

September 16th, 2013 7:13 PM
It was bound to be overshadowed by breaking news of the fatal Washington Navy Yard shooting this morning, but today's Wall Street Journal front-pager, "Inside White House, a Head-Spinning Reversal on Chemical Weapons," would have likely gone unnoticed by the liberal broadcast and cable media regardless. In a 66-paragraph masterpiece, Journal reporters Adam Entous, Janet Hook, and Carol Lee…

WSJ: Syrian Rebel Leader Fears Obama Policy Strengthening Assad's Hand

September 12th, 2013 6:56 PM
While the liberal media predictably focus on the domestic political ramifications for President Obama as regards his strange and ever-evolving policy on Syria, the real story worth reporting is how Obama may actually be strengthening Bashar Assad's hand, even making him "a national hero" who can not only survive but thrive as a result. In her September 12 front-page story "Syrian Rebels Hurt…

Ed Schultz: Syria Could Doom Obama

September 10th, 2013 4:25 PM
May you live through interesting times goes the wording of an ancient Chinese curse, or so I've heard many times through the years. The possibility of US military intervention in Syria is producing something comparable -- we are living through unusually candid times, at least for some people who previously didn't seem capable of it. (Audio clips after the jump)

'I Want to Assassinate Assad,' Declares Rambo Wannabe Geraldo

September 9th, 2013 6:30 PM
Never one to let down his macho guard, Geraldo Rivera has made an entertaining suggestion on President Obama should deal with Syrian leader Bashar Assad -- "Let's kill him." Gee, what could possibly go wrong if we did that? Aside from possibly converting Syria into yet another lawless failed state in the Middle East turned jihadist launch pad. Aside from that. (Audio clips after the jump)

Michael Moore Fact-Checks John Kerry's Selective Memory on Iraq

September 6th, 2013 11:30 PM
Seven words I never thought I'd say -- keep up the good work, Michael Moore. What prompted this was a tweet from the leftist filmmaker after Secretary of State John Kerry's appearance last night on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" during which Kerry described why military action against the Assad regime in Syria is justified. (Video after the jump)

MSNBC's Hayes: 'Morally Obtuse' for Grayson to Say Syria 'Not Our Prob

September 6th, 2013 5:21 PM
On Thursday's All In show, as he hosted Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson and MSNBC contributor Karen Finney to debate whether President Obama should attack Syria, MSNBC host Chris Hayes declared that it "sounds a little morally obtuse" for Grayson to use the words "not our problem" as he argued against intervention in Syria. Referring to an interview with Secretary of State John Kerry from…

Lame Actor Fills In On Liberal Radio Show by Comparing Bush Family to

September 6th, 2013 6:03 AM
On Tuesday's edition of the Stephanie Miller radio show, guest host Hal Sparks, the comedian and semi-star of TV shows -- whose most prominent acting job was Queer as Folk on Showtime -- engaged in lame Bush-bashing as Obama prepared for war on Syria. Sparks compared the Assad father-and-son dictators to the "monarchy" of father-and-son U.S. presidents. Syria has "A regime, by the way, that…

Coulter Column: When a Community Organizer Goes to War

September 5th, 2013 6:31 PM
Oh, how I long for the days when liberals wailed that "the rest of the world" hated America, rather than now, when the rest of the world laughs at us. With the vast majority of Americans opposing a strike against Syria, President Obama has requested that Congress vote on his powers as commander in chief under the Constitution. The president doesn't need congressional approval to shoot a few…