Obama Officials Talk Of ‘defeating’ Islamic State, But What Steps Will Us Take? (+video) – Csmonitor.com

for American Legion convention On Twitter CHARLOTTE, N.C. President Barack Obama is going to North Carolina to address the American Legion convention. A statement released from the White House Press Office on Friday said Obama will address the convention Tuesday. The statement said more details will be made available in the next few days. The American Legion is holding its 96th annual national convention at the Charlotte Convention Center.
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The president will also consult with Congress on next US steps, he said. One major question hanging out there is whether Obama, who for three years has insisted Mr. Assad must go, will now reverse course and seek to work with him in the interest of defeating IS, which many regional experts say is now the greater of two evils. Rhodes answers with a categorical no, adding that the administrations position remains that Assad is part of the problem that allowed IS to take hold and grow. Indeed, some say that Assad, who insisted from the beginnings of the Syrian revolution that he was dealing with terrorists, cynically allowed the fighters of Al Qaeda in Iraq which was to become ISIS, and then IS to gain a foothold in the north and east of Syria so that the West would be forced to reduce its pressure on him in the greater interest of defeating Islamist extremism.
Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Foreign-Policy/2014/0822/Obama-officials-talk-of-defeating-Islamic-State-but-what-steps-will-US-take-video

Time has come for Obama to start worrying about his critics again

Scott Brown, according to the highly respected WMUR Granite State Poll released Thursday night. Read More Why is Obama disconnected, directionless? Steven Senne | AP President Barack Obama, right, smiles as he and former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning, left, play golf at the Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha’s Vineyard, Wed., Aug. 20, 2014. The poll shows Shaheen leading Brown, a carpetbagger who only moved to New Hampshire this year to run for Senate, by only 46 percent to 44 percent, within the poll’s margin of error.
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101939808

Obama, LBJ, and the realities of American politics – Journal Inquirer: Editorials

In an article this week, The Times reported that during a meeting with Obama and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid complained that Senate Republicans were spitefully blocking the confirmation of dozens of Obamas nominees to serve as ambassadors. Reid expected and hoped that the president would support him and enter into a discussion with McConnell on the problem while they were all together. Instead, Obama is quoted as saying, You and Mitch work it out. That was the end of any discussion. It also was probably the end of any hopes visit for approval of Obama-designated ambassadors during this Senate term. Robert Caro has written a history of Lyndon Johnson as president and senator.
Source: http://www.journalinquirer.com/opinion/editorials/obama-lbj-and-the-realities-of-american-politics/article_20040288-29dd-11e4-a537-001a4bcf887a.html

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