How Scooter Skated


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by Patrick J. Buchanan Why did Bush do it? Why did he suddenly barge into the legal process and erase the entire 30-month sentence of Scooter Libby? For, from his own statement, Bush found the act deeply distasteful. In that statement, Bush calls Libby’s crimes “serious convictions of perjury and obstruction of justice.” He praises […]

In Defeat, A Bush Opportunity


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by Patrick J. Buchanan “I’ll see you at the bill signing,” said a cocky George W. Bush in Bulgaria, when he heard the Senate had just fallen 15 votes short of voting cloture on the Kennedy-Kyl immigration bill he had embraced. Bush returned home, went to the Hill and implored the Senate Republicans to resurrect […]

The Retreat of the GOP Old Bulls


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by Patrick J. Buchanan What was anticipated in September, the retreat of the old bulls of the Republican Party from the Bush war policy, happened in June. The beginning of the end of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war is at hand. “I rise today,” said Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana on Monday, “to offer […]

Does Bloomberg Spell Doom for Hillary?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan The presidential candidacy of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is already a smashing success. A mere change of registration from Republican to independent has garnered him a cornucopia of free and favorable publicity some candidates do not receive in a year of campaigning. The mayor has replaced Fred Thompson as the […]

The Martyr of Mosul


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by Patrick J. Buchanan On April 1 – Palm Sunday – after bullets were fired into the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mosul, Iraq, during mass, the pastor, Father Ragheed Ganni, a Chaldean Catholic, e-mailed friends at the Asia Times: “We empathize with Christ, who entered Jerusalem in full knowledge that the consequence of […]

The Democracy Worshiper


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by Patrick J. Buchanan Of the Bourbons, restored to the throne after the French Revolution, the guillotining of Louis XVI and the Napoleonic interlude, Talleyrand said, they had “learned nothing and forgotten nothing.” Unfortunately, so may it be said of our own George II. Last week, at Czermin Palace in Prague, George Bush delivered his […]

On the Escalator to War with Iran


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by Patrick J. Buchanan These are the “birth pangs” of a “new Middle East,” said Condi Rice last summer, as Israel pounded Lebanon. Unfortunately, the new Middle East may make us all pray for the return of the old. Hamas is today engaged in savage street fighting with Fatah for control of Gaza. If Hamas […]