Sept. 11, 2014
OBAMA OUTLINES ANTI-ISIS STRATEGY
“We will degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy,” Obama said during the televised speech to the nation last night. Read more here.
Although the president was careful to stress that this would not be a ground war like those in Iraq and Afghanistan, The New York Times notes that his decision extends the “legacy of war,” that he may “pass his successor a volatile and incomplete war, much as his predecessor left one for him.”
Haaretz columnist Chemi Shalev says that yesterday’s speech showed Obama is not “George Bush the cowboy” but that “he also made clear, without admitting as much even to himself, that he is no longer the old Obama either.”
PISTORIUS NOT GUILTY OF PREMEDITATED MURDER
YEMEN AND REBELS REACH AGREEMENT
MY GRAND-PÈRE’S WORLD
OZONE SHOWS SIGNS OF RECOVERY
THIS IS A JEWEL
— Crunched by Marc Alves.