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 […]

Person of the Year: Ahmadinejad

by Patrick J. Buchanan Since 1927, the year Lindbergh flew the Atlantic in his single-engine Spirit of St. Louis, Time has devoted its final cover of the year to the Man of the Year. The Lone Eagle was first. In the 1930s and 1940s, FDR was the Man of the Year three times. Stalin, Truman […]

A Chain of Corruption

by Patrick J. Buchanan Gov. Mitt Romney, leaving office, has just taken a modest step to protect the people of Massachusetts. Romney signed an agreement with the feds to empower 30 state troopers — to be trained by the feds for five weeks — to determine if arrested crime suspects are illegal aliens. If so, […]

Coming GOP War — Over the War

by Patrick J. Buchanan “I believe this is a recipe that will lead to our defeat … in Iraq,” said John McCain. He has a point. For what does the Iraq Study Group say? We are not winning this war. Our situation is “grave and deteriorating.” Yet we may succeed if only we will withdraw […]

Withdraw to Victory?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 8, 2006 “The situation in Iraq is grave and deteriorating,” declares the Iraq Study Group in the lead sentence of its long-awaited report. It continues on in this grim vein: “A slide toward chaos could trigger the collapse of Iraq’s government and a humanitarian disaster. … There is no […]

Solving the ‘Stability’ Problem

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 5, 2006 During last summer’s Israeli-Hezbollah war, Condi Rice assured us that we were witnessing the “birth pangs of a new Middle East.” Condi may be right. But that new Middle East appears to be one in which U.S. influence is visibly waning and America is on the way […]

The War of All Against All

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 1, 2006 A few days back, the “Today” show, speaking for NBC News, declared Iraq a “civil war,” and said the network and CNBC and MSNBC would henceforth use that term to describe it. President Bush and White House Press Secretary Tony Snow angrily objected. A civil war, said […]

Is Putin Being Set Up?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 28, 2006 PARIS – Whoever poisoned Alexander Litvinenko had two goals: a long and lingering death for the KGB defector and pointing a finger of accusation for his killing right in the face of Vladimir Putin. Which leads me to believe Putin had nothing to do with it. In […]