Where Are We Going in the Gulf?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 29, 1998 The drums are beating for another American war in the Persian Gulf. Republicans assure Bill Clinton of total backing if he launches air strikes against Iraq. Three U.S. carriers rendezvous in the Gulf in February. Madeleine Albright flies off to tell Europe: America will act alone if […]

The Breaking of the President

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 22, 1998 The saddest of commentaries on the Clinton presidency is that on the first day of his greatest political and personal crisis, no one really believed him — not even his own loyalists. The White House staff was stunned and demoralized the instant the charge surfaced of a […]

The GOP Double Standard on Infanticide

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 19, 1998 How does the party justify raising money from right-to-life folks and then using their dollars to elect candidates who support third-trimester abortions? How do Republicans now answer the press taunt: “You denounce Clinton for his stand on partial-birth abortions, but you yourselves fund governors and senators who […]

Detente in the Gulf?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 12, 1998 When the Americans, like the British before them, grow weary of their imperial duties and sail away, Iran will dominate the Persian Gulf. It is ordained. No nation in the region can match Iran’s size, population or power. George Bush’s war that smashed Iraq and the U.S.-led […]

Atheists in the Cub Scout Den

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 6, 1998 The opening lines of the Boy Scout oath run thus: “I promise to do my best / To do my duty to God and my country.” In 1991, 9-year-old twins Michael and William Randall of Anaheim Hills, Calif., refused to take the oath, or to acknowledge any […]

Are the Days of Wine and Roses Over?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 2, 1998 While Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin is winning applause for shoveling $10 billion into South Korea to avert a default, it is clear neither he nor the IMF saw this crisis coming. Their soothing assurances have about them a ring of hollowness and trepidation… As 1997 ends, even […]

The Policeman of the Balkans

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 22, 1997 Those who warned that the U.S. troop commitment to Bosnia risked an open-ended entanglement in the Balkans were right. Bill Clinton has now confirmed that U.S. troops will remain indefinitely. No plan, no strategy, no timetable exists for their withdrawal. What are the conditions the president has […]

Lessons of Clinton’s Kyoto Capitulation

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 18, 1997 The blockheads at the IMF and World Bank were sitting in the cab of the locomotive when it jumped the tracks and went over the trestle into the creek. Now, they want to oversee rail safety!… The American diplomatic collapse at Kyoto, Japan, has one salutary benefit. […]

Dishonoring Our Fathers

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 15, 1997 “First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen” was the tribute of “Light-Horse Harry” Lee on the death of his old chief, the greatest American of his age, George Washington. Two centuries later, the father of his country has become an […]

American Surrender at Kyoto

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 11, 1997 On Sept. 2, 1945, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stood on the deck of the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay as the Empire of Japan, in the person of Foreign Minister Shigemitsu, signed its surrender. On Dec. 7, 1997, Al Gore rose in Kyoto to tell the world America […]