President Bush: Meet Walter Jones

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 16, 2007 America is four years into a bloody debacle in Iraq not merely because Bush and Cheney marched us in, or simply because neocon propagandists lied about Saddam’s nuclear program and WMDs, and Iraqi ties to al-Qaida, anthrax attacks and 9-11. We are there because a Democratic Senate […]

Still One More Card to Play

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 12, 2007 Wednesday night, George Bush seemed to play his last card in the Iraq war. It was not impressive. Consider: First, he warned of the awful consequences of a U.S. defeat: “Radical Islamic extremism would grow … in strength and gain new recruits. They would be in a […]

Who is Planning Our Next War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 9, 2007 As George Bush reflects on his legacy, an urgent question must be pressing in upon him each day. Will I leave here as the man who launched failed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that cost thousands of U.S. dead, to no avail? Or can I yet enter […]

Cakewalk Crowd Abandons Bush

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 5, 2007 Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan, said a rueful John F. Kennedy after the Bay of Pigs. George W. Bush knows today whereof his predecessor spoke. For as he prepares to “surge” 20,000 more U.S. troops into a war even he concedes we […]

End of a Year, End of an Era

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 2, 2007 If there was a defining moment in 2006, it was the public firing of Donald Rumsfeld, just hours after the Republican rout of Nov. 7. George Bush was bowing to public repudiation of his war policy, his war minister and, indeed, his war presidency. Yet one senses […]

A Good Man in Evil Times

by Patrick J. Buchanan Gerald R. Ford was a good man who served his country well in an evil time. When he took office on Aug. 9, 1974, and declared, “Our long national nightmare is over,” Ford did not fully appreciate that those who had done the most to create the nightmare were still here. […]

The Real Schismatics and Bigots

by Patrick J. Buchanan “I grew up in the Episcopal Church. I hope I don’t cry when I talk about this. But the issue is: Are we going to follow Scripture?” So an anguished Katrina Wagner, a member of the leadership of Truro Episcopal parish, told Washington Post reporters Bill Turque and Michelle Boornstein. They […]

Broken Army, Broken Empire

by Patrick J. Buchanan The insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan have thus far cost fewer U.S. lives than the Filipino insurgency of 1899-1902. Yet Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker warned Congress last week the U.S. Army “will break” without more troops. We started this war “flat-footed,” with 500,000 fewer soldiers than we had […]