Hysteria at Herzliya

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 30, 2007 When Congress finally decides on just the right language for its “non-binding resolution” deploring Bush’s leadership in this war, it might consider a resolution to keep us out of the next one. For America is on a collision course with an Iran of 70 million, and the […]

The Ideologue

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 25, 2007 Churchillian it was not. Yet the State of the Union seemed a success if Bush’s purpose was to buy time from Congress to wait and see if his surge of U.S. forces into Iraq might yet succeed. But when Bush started to describe the ideological war we […]

The X Factor in 2008 – Iran

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 23, 2007 After a weekend in which 29 Americans died and the 82nd Airborne deployed in Baghdad, what the Iraq war will mean to the politics of 2008 becomes clear. Hillary Clinton’s early Saturday announcement of her exploratory committee was brilliantly executed and captured front page, cable and network […]

Facing the Folly of Bush’s War

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 19, 2007 No sooner had Sens. Hagel and Biden announced their resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Bush surge of 21,500 troops to Iraq was not in the national interest than the stampede was on. By day’s end, Sens. Dodd, Clinton, Bayh, Levin and Obama and […]

President Bush: Meet Walter Jones

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 16, 2007 America is four years into a bloody debacle in Iraq not merely because Bush and Cheney marched us in, or simply because neocon propagandists lied about Saddam’s nuclear program and WMDs, and Iraqi ties to al-Qaida, anthrax attacks and 9-11. We are there because a Democratic Senate […]

Still One More Card to Play

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 12, 2007 Wednesday night, George Bush seemed to play his last card in the Iraq war. It was not impressive. Consider: First, he warned of the awful consequences of a U.S. defeat: “Radical Islamic extremism would grow … in strength and gain new recruits. They would be in a […]

Who is Planning Our Next War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 9, 2007 As George Bush reflects on his legacy, an urgent question must be pressing in upon him each day. Will I leave here as the man who launched failed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that cost thousands of U.S. dead, to no avail? Or can I yet enter […]

Cakewalk Crowd Abandons Bush

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 5, 2007 Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan, said a rueful John F. Kennedy after the Bay of Pigs. George W. Bush knows today whereof his predecessor spoke. For as he prepares to “surge” 20,000 more U.S. troops into a war even he concedes we […]

End of a Year, End of an Era

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 2, 2007 If there was a defining moment in 2006, it was the public firing of Donald Rumsfeld, just hours after the Republican rout of Nov. 7. George Bush was bowing to public repudiation of his war policy, his war minister and, indeed, his war presidency. Yet one senses […]