Moral Supremacy and Mr. Putin

Moral Supremacy and Mr. Putin


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Is Donald Trump to be allowed to craft a foreign policy based on the ideas on which he ran and won the presidency in 2016? Our foreign policy elite’s answer appears to be a thunderous no. Case in point: U.S. relations with Russia. During the campaign Trump was clear. He would […]

The Coming Clash With Iran

The Coming Clash With Iran


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By Patrick J. Buchanan When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare that “we are officially putting Iran on notice,” he drew a red line for President Trump. In tweeting the threat, Trump agreed. His credibility is now on the line. And what triggered this virtual ultimatum? Iran-backed Houthi rebels, […]

The First Firestorm

The First Firestorm


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By Patrick J. Buchanan That hysterical reaction to the travel ban announced Friday is a portent of what is to come if President Donald Trump carries out the mandate given to him by those who elected him. The travel ban bars refugees for 120 days. From Syria, refugees are banned indefinitely. And a 90-day ban […]

Lessons of Aleppo — for Trump

Lessons of Aleppo — for Trump


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By Patrick J Buchanan In this world, it is often dangerous to be an enemy of the United States, said Henry Kissinger in 1968, but to be a friend is fatal. The South Vietnamese would come to appreciate the insight. So it is today with Aleppo, where savage reprisals against U.S.-backed rebels are taking place […]

Will Trump Defy McCain & Marco?

Will Trump Defy McCain & Marco?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan When word leaked that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, a holder of the Order of Friendship award in Putin’s Russia, was Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, John McCain had this thoughtful response: “Vladimir Putin is a thug, a bully, and a murderer and anybody else who describes him as anything […]

A Trump Doctrine — ‘America First’

A Trump Doctrine — ‘America First’


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By Patrick J. Buchanan However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border. Yet those views are hemlock to the GOP foreign policy elite and the liberal Democratic interventionists of the Acela Corridor. Trump promised an “America First” […]

ISIS, Not Russia, Is the Enemy in Syria

ISIS, Not Russia, Is the Enemy in Syria


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Denouncing Russian air strikes on Aleppo as “barbaric,” Mike Pence declared in Tuesday’s debate: “The provocations by Russia need to be met with American strength. … The United States of America should be prepared to use military force, to strike military targets of Bashar Assad regime.” John McCain went further: “The […]