On to Baghdad — And Beyond


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 7, 2002 When Richard Gephardt left the White House with the president’s blessing on a Gephardt-Bush resolution empowering the commander in chief to attack Iraq at a time of his own choosing, congressional resistance instantly crumbled. The debate is over, the issue settled. If Saddam does not open up […]

The Self-Immolation of the Infantile Left


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 2, 2002 Threatening to shut down the city, the People’s Strike of the Anti-Capitalist Convergence Alliance stormed into this capital city last week – and went directly to jail without passing Go. Perhaps a fifth of the promised 20,000 demonstrators turned up, and by Friday afternoon 649 were in […]

The Dog Days of Capitalism


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 30, 2002 As Americans debate the wisdom – or folly – of war on Iraq, someone had best look in on the global economy. For it has taken on a sickly pallor. Five years after the IMF bailouts of the 1990s, some of the rescued regimes are swooning again. […]

America’s New “Sucker Punch” Strategy


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 25, 2002 Inherent in the Natural Law right of self-defense is the right to strike first if one’s life is in peril. If a criminal demands your money at gunpoint, you have no moral obligation to inquire if he also intends to kill you before shooting him. People have […]

Has Saddam Cheated the Hangman?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 23, 2002 With Russia, China, France and Saudi Arabia shifting to back a U.S. invasion, Saddam played his ace of trumps. U.N. inspectors, he told Kofi Annan, can come back in and inspect whatever they wish. The White House was caught flat-footed. But the Russians seized on Saddam’s offer […]

Who Dares Wins


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 18, 2002 Whatever one may think of the wisdom of invading Iraq and opening a third front in the war on terror, President Bush’s address to the United Nations was a tour de force. The president gave it to the Tower of Babel with the bark on, as “Cactus […]

Searching For the Saddam Bomb


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 16, 2002 By most opinion surveys, the majority that supports the president’s resolve to invade Iraq has been shrinking. But were Saddam close to getting an atom bomb, four in five Americans would back a pre-emptive war. Thus, the administration and the Brits last week have trumpeted a report […]