Commander in Chief
Obama Gets Something Right In Syria
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  • boldface

    Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead. That’s the only response we should ever give to these guys. TR was correct.

    • rheddles

      I prefer Millions for defense but not one cent for tribute. Funny how these quotes always refer to the same region.

    • Corlyss

      Aha! I referred a friend to The Wind and The Lion just yesterday. I want to see it again myself.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    It’s true, “you can’t negotiate with Terrorists”.

  • Fat_Man

    What ever happened to those Predator drones we were using in Pakistan? Is it not time to introduce ISIS to Hellfire?

  • Corlyss

    “undertook an unprecedented effort to free American ISIS hostages earlier this summer.”
    What exactly was unprecedented about it? Spec Ops do those missions frequently.

  • Brian

    >>”But it should also be congratulated for what it did not do. Prior to his beheading, Foley was offered to the U.S. by ISIS if they paid a hefty ransom. The Administration took the brave and correct policy and refused.”<<

    Perhaps in this case . . . unlike what it did with Sergeant Bergdahl.

    But I'd have focussed this piece on a more important issue by far: by what principle does the administration decide to bargain with terrorists, or not bargain with them? What is the administrations policy? How does it decide who is and who is not worthy of being saved by military intervention vs horse-trading, or not being saved at all (as in Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, imprisoned in Mexico, or the Christian Pastor, American Saeed Abedini, who is held by Iran and faces death)?

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