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Jehad Sibai waves flags during a rally in support of possible U.S. military action in Syria, on Capitol Hill, on September 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Jehad Sibai waves flags during a rally in support of possible U.S. military action in Syria, on Capitol Hill, on September 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Putin, Obama, Assad & Idris: Americans Can Decide for Selves

Updated at 10:20 am EDT We’ve seen a remarkable run of appeals to the American public, albeit not entirely credible. We’ve heard that Americans are not all that exceptional, that a military strike against Syria is ill-advised, that the U.S....

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A picture dated 1939 shows German nazi Chancellor and dictator Adolf Hitler giving a speech during a meeting with nazi high rank officials seated under a large swastika.

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A picture dated 1939 shows German nazi Chancellor and dictator Adolf Hitler giving a speech during a meeting with nazi high rank officials seated under a large swastika.

Reid Compares Assad with Nazis to Open Senate Debate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likened Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons to the Nazi’s gassing of nearly 6 million people during World War II in floor remarks today. “Far too many were neutral” during the Holocaust,...

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A U.S. Marine pulls down a picture of Saddam Hussein at a school on April 16, 2003 in Al-Kut, Iraq. A combination team of Marines, Army and Special Forces went to schools and other facilities in Al-Kut looking for weapons caches and unexploded bombs in preparation for removing and neutralizing them.

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A U.S. Marine pulls down a picture of Saddam Hussein at a school on April 16, 2003 in Al-Kut, Iraq. A combination team of Marines, Army and Special Forces went to schools and other facilities in Al-Kut looking for weapons caches and unexploded bombs in preparation for removing and neutralizing them.

Lessons of Iraq, Vietnam: Now Syria

Updated at 10 and 10:55 am EST The lessons of Vietnam, it appears, have fused with the lessons of Iraq. In some ways they are starkly different, and in some ways the same. And they are merging now, as the...

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A Syrian pre-Baath flag flies over the Bab al-Salam refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish border on Jan. 1, 2013.

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A Syrian pre-Baath flag flies over the Bab al-Salam refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish border on Jan. 1, 2013.

Obama Announces $155 Million in Syria Aid

The U.S. will provide $155 million in additional aid to the Syrian people, President Barack Obama announced in a video today. American aid, which now totals $365 million over two years, helps provide food, clean water, medical treatment and winter...

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