Sen. John McCain and his goal of openly intervening in the Syrian conflict on behalf of the rebels suffered a major setback this week after a public relations stunt backfired.

While the Obama administration praises the Syrian rebels, the rebel army is allegedly carrying out massacres similar to those attributed to the regime they would overthrow.

Sen. John McCain made an unannounced visit Monday to Syria, crossing the border from Turkey, accompanied by the leader of the rebel Free Syrian Army.

A number of neoconservative Republicans roundly criticized the plan announced by President Obama to limit the scope and eventually end the war on terror.

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is preparing a bill to repeal the post-9/11 legislation that two presidents have relied on as justification for waging war in several countries simultaneously.

A spokesman for the Free Syrian Army rebel alliance in Syria threatened an ethnic-cleansing program aimed at Shia Muslims, especially dictator al-Assad's sect.

During a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) warned that his colleagues were rushing to war in Syria and were arming members of al-Qaeda in Syria. 

When it comes to reaffirming the fundamental right of due process and proclaiming an unswerving commitment to upholding our constitutional values, Obama's May 23 foreign policy speech was full of sound and fury signifying nothing.

After the Boston Marathon bombing, political pundits claimed we should partner with Russia against terror. But the Kremlin is still the main promoter of terrorism, not its innocent victim.

During President Obama's speech in Washington Thursday, a woman heckler sparred several times with him about drones and the Guantanamo detention center.

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