Dead Man Plotting

by Patrick J. Buchanan – March 31, 2003 Eight days into the war, 27 Americans had died in combat, some from friendly fire. Yet, already, journalists were talking about America being caught in a quagmire like Vietnam. We pay a price for not teaching history to our children. In Vietnam, we averaged 150 dead a […]

The Poisoning of American Politics

by Patrick J. Buchanan – March 17, 2003 “Moran Said Jews Are Pushing War,” ran the headline on page one. “Apology denies Anti-Semitism” ran the subhead on the story. Even a glance at that Washington Post, and one knew Jim Moran, bad boy Irish congressman from Alexandria – who has had more than his share […]

First and Last War of the Bush Doctrine?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – March 12, 2003 As that latter-day Wilsonian Bill Clinton launched his war on a Serbia that did not attack us, George W. Bush intends to launch a war on an Iraq that has never threatened or attacked the United States. Clinton bombed Serbia for 78 days for refusing his ultimatum […]

The Case For Torture

by Patrick J. Buchanan – March 10, 2003 Can torture – the infliction of intolerable, even excruciating, pain to extract information from war criminals – ever be justified? Civilized society has answered in the negative. No, never. And torture is everywhere outlawed. Regimes that resort to it deny it, lest they be judged barbarous. Routine […]

Why the French Behave As They Do

by Patrick J. Buchanan – March 5, 2003 Having rescued France in two world wars, Americans are puzzled. Why are they organizing the Security Council against us? Why are they sabotaging the president’s plan to bring democracy to Iraq, as we restored democracy to France? Why are they doing this? What the French are up […]

After Baghdad Where Do We Go?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – March 3, 2003 Prophecy is difficult, especially with respect to the future, said Mark Twain. And after the president’s speech to the annual dinner here of the American Enterprise Institute – Politburo of the War Party – the question remains unanswered: What course does the United States intend to pursue, […]