"There is a real price to be paid for the time this president has taken deliberating- it's paid in greater risk of attacks on us, narrower options, more fragile allies and deep resentment."
"It is telling that the White House sent out the campaign spinners and not the foreign policy experts to sell this particular line. There are few serious experts with real experience in government willing to defend the President's recent handling of foreign policy."
"If we want to have any real hope of preventing such attacks, ISIL needs to be struck—hard, and now."
"Policymakers must attempt to trace the impact of the BCA—not just sequestration—upon the military both now and into the future."
"By any reasonable standard the world is a more dangerous place today than it was in 2008. Terrorists we had thought were vanquished are now back with a vengeance, not only reversing the hard-fought gains we had made in Iraq but once again potentially threating the American homeland."
"If European states are to respond to Russia’s reintroduction of limited war by embracing the concept of local defense individually, they will need strong encouragement from the United States."
"If there actually is an Obama Doctrine -- and it's a debatable point, given the contradictions in the administration's policies -- it is this: Step back, criticize others who step forward, and laud our own moral superiority for doing nothing."