The Obama administration said it had confirmed that Syria used chemical weapons and announced that the U.S. would send arms to rebel fighters there. The move went along with former President Clinton’s recent warnings that Obama risked looking like “a total fool” if he behaved too cautiously in the region. The administration’s plan drew much criticism, including from James Traub of Foreign Policy magazine.

The commentators consider whether Edward Snowden is a laudable whistle-blower or a threat to our security. Host Matt Miller believes the latter. It all depends on your position on the newly coined Scheer O’Meter.

Also on this week’s show, immigration reform finally hits the Senate. And “Lincoln Unbound,” the new book by Rich Lowry (who joins the panel to offer the right’s perspective) hits the shelves.

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— Adapted from KCRW by Alexander Reed Kelly.


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