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AT WAR: The latest updates on airstrikes against ISIS


The terrorists were prepared. Was President Obama?

First up, the president has yet to convince critics from both sides of the aisle that U.S. actions against Syria are even legal:

New theory: Obama now legally has the power to declare war unless Congress objects http://t.co/gXXrJwC0R0

— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) September 23, 2014

A president who began as a champion of the legislature’s prerogative to declare war has morphed into Napoleon. http://t.co/bf2jSIUy1o

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 23, 2014

.@JonathanTurley on use of Iraq war resolution: "It's like using a warrant to go into the house of a guy you killed 10 years ago." #lastword

— The Last Word (@TheLastWord) September 24, 2014

Semper Latter: Cup Salute Given More Attention Than Undeclared War In National Debate http://t.co/M57SZ2Sr7Z

— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) September 24, 2014

"Is Obama really going back to war with a worse legal rationale than Bush?" – superb analysis from @trevortimm http://t.co/Q8Q7tDILq8

— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) September 22, 2014

Next, how effective is the bombing campaign? TBD:

Will be hard for US to pick who's good, who's bad. Who's really bad in syria. So many competing interests. Not obvious at 1000 feet

— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) September 24, 2014

Optics in syria will quickly become US and Assad both bombing sunni muslims / could drive some groups together

— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) September 24, 2014

Obama's airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect: http://t.co/qR0iJ0RgKV pic.twitter.com/ocWUphoICt

— Slate (@Slate) September 24, 2014

And was the Khorosar group really an imminent threat as suggested by the White House? Maybe not:

.@AmbassadorRice tells @MLauer no evidence of active planning by ISIS against homeland but could with time @TODAYshow

— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) September 24, 2014

Khorasan group.Several US officials say threat not was imminent. Instead, a growing worry the group could be ready to mount an attack.

— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) September 24, 2014

It's also different from what we were told last night, that this was an imminent attack on U.S. interests. https://t.co/y5v4O2t6va

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) September 23, 2014

What about getting other Sunni Muslims to fight the ISIS Sunni Muslims? Yeah, about that:

#Iraq's Sunni tribes aren't flocking to fight ISIS as they await real changes in Baghdad's repressive practices. http://t.co/9bYHHrK8rL

— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) September 24, 2014

Other than that the war is probably illegal, not effective, ginned up and doesn’t have the support of the Iraqis it’s protecting, we’re off to a great start.


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