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The Terrorists Win

Written by SK Ashby

According to Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), if Democrats don't attend a partisan speech delivered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the terrorists win.

“One of our strongest ally’s Prime Minister wants to speak before the Congress and they won’t even attend the speech? What do you think the headlines will be read as in Iran, by the terrorists in Gaza, by the terrorists in Judea and Samaria, by the terrorists in all parts of the world, such as in Lebanon, who want to destroy Israel? What do you think they are going to read into it?” Rubio asked.

I'm not convinced that we should concern ourselves with the content of the headlines in regions of the world that we have no control over and where events could be interpreted any number of ways.

One hardly needs to look to the Middle East to find negative and deceptive headlines concerning the president or the United States. You can find that at Fox News.

Meanwhile, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) warned the president that if he doesn't sign the Keystone XL bill into law, OPEC wins.

Hoeven pressed President Obama to sign the bill, arguing that a veto would be “music” to the ears of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Hoeven asked if the administration really wants to rely on OPEC with the current terror situation with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

You're probably already aware, but Hoeven's protestations are a misnomer.

Building the Keystone XL pipeline extension would do absolutely nothing to lessen our dependence on foreign energy sources. The pipeline will not transpor oil from Canada to the United States to be used inside the United States. The pipeline will transport oil through the United States so it can be exported and sold on the open market.

Is this the best they've got?