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 […]