Facing the Folly of Bush’s War


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 19, 2007 No sooner had Sens. Hagel and Biden announced their resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Bush surge of 21,500 troops to Iraq was not in the national interest than the stampede was on. By day’s end, Sens. Dodd, Clinton, Bayh, Levin and Obama and […]

President Bush: Meet Walter Jones


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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


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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?


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 […]