There can be no question about the historic importance of 9/11 and how it changed the course of America. There's an enormous amount to be learned and remembered but there can be a thin line between exploring those events and exploiting the horror of that day just for ratings or other less than altruistic agendas.
According to Netanyahu, what's best for "all of us", is to not try to negotiate with Iran to stop them developing a nuclear weapon. So if they need to be stopped...and negotiating is foolish, what one path is left to stop them? War. And that's all that Netanyahu really wants.
What if ISIS was invading Jordan or Israel or even somewhere in Europe and on a genocidal march through the country, would President Obama be just as much of a hypocrite if he acted against them then? Are hypocrisy and conscience conditional based on what the latitude and longitude is of a terrorist-driven slaughter?
Priebus ecplained, "We enlisted the best Republican minds to create a new language that would better respect and represent those in our party. When that failed, we asked the Koch Brothers to pay $10 million to Frank Luntz who quickly turned out the framework for this new language we've come to call, 'Benghazian'. "
Terrorist organizations want the U.S. to be so frightened by them that the US elevates them by declaring war on them. Would the US declare war on an entity that wasn't challenging and threatening to the most powerful military nation in the world?
In a surprise move today, Senator John McCain has demanded at a press conference that a special Senate committee be formed to investigate his own sanity...or as Senator McCain put it, "What do I know and when did I know it? And why? And where are my keys?"
Why do media pundits insist that Obama has power over Egypt when the amount of aid we give is fractional and easily replaced by "our allies" in the Middle East?
Watch a live feed of The Senate Foreign Relations Committee's debate on a resolution authorizing the use of force against Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons.
Without the massive wealth generated to the Saudis by oil, their oppressive and violent version of Islam could not have been exported across the region and Al Qaeda and ISIS would not have been birthed. Without the lust for oil by U.S. neocons, had the Iraq War never taken place, Saddam would still be the dictator of Iraq with his Iraqi Army employed and intact, there would be no ISIS threat today.
In the wake of the Orlando attack at the Pulse nightclub, Republicans in Congress had one decisive response to another horrible mass shooting. It was a swift and collective action that came without hesitation...they went silent.