US: More Like France Than You Might Think


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By Patrick J. Buchanan What a spectacle America at war presents to the world. A former president, red-faced, bawls his rage at Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who had asked why he had not shut down bin Laden and Co. in the seven years he had to do it. The president of the United States declaims […]

Consult America Before Iran War


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.” So Winston Churchill is widely quoted. Those words, however, were spoken in 1954, decades after Churchill’s voice had been the most bellicose for war in 1914 and 1939, the wars that bled and broke his beloved empire. Yet, Churchill’s quote frames well the […]

Diminishing Options: Defeat Possible in Iraq and Afghanistan


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “Whatever mistakes have been made in Iraq, the worst mistake would be to think that if we pulled out, the terrorists would leave us alone. They will not leave us alone. They will follow us. The safety of America depends on the outcome of the battle in the streets of Baghdad.” […]

America’s Ideologue in Chief


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “The war we fight today is more than a military conflict,” said President Bush to the American Legion. “It is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century.” But if the ideology of our enemy is “Islamofascism,” what is the ideology of George W. Bush? According to James Montanye, writing in […]

Islamo-fascism?


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“President Likens Dewey to Hitler as Fascist Tool.” So ran the New York Times headline on Oct. 26, 1948, after what Dewey biographer Richard Norton Smith called a “particularly vitriolic attack in Chicago” by Harry Truman. What brings this to mind is President Bush’s assertion that we are “at war with Islamic fascism” and “Islamo-fascism.” […]

Have the Neocons Destroyed the Presidency?


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by Patrick J Buchanan – February 16, 2004 George W. Bush “betrayed us,” howled Al Gore. “He played on our fear. He took America on an ill-conceived foreign adventure, dangerous to our troops, an adventure that was preordained and planned before 9-11 ever happened.” Hearing it, Gore’s rant seemed slanderous and demagogic. For though U.S. […]