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 […]

Befuddled Superpower

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 21, 2006 “For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?” On reading the Washington Post story by Robin Wright, “Bush Initiates Iraq Policy Review Separate from Baker’s Group,” about a new internal review of U.S. war policy, St. Paul’s words return to […]

W’s Amnesty Train Full Speed Ahead?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 16, 2006 With the resignation of Republican National Committee Chair Ken Mehlman, President Bush intends to fill the post with Florida’s Mel Martinez, a Hispanic who led the battle in the U.S. Senate for amnesty for illegal aliens. “Martinez is going to lead the fight for amnesty that Bush […]