The SWFs Are Coming

by Patrick J. Buchanan The Iraq war has probably killed the idea of using U.S. troops to intervene in the name of Mr. Bush’s “world democratic revolution.” The Middle American revolt that killed amnesty for the 12 million illegal aliens has buried the idea of open-borders immigration. Come now the SWFs, which may bring an […]

Obama’s Got a Point

by Patrick J. Buchanan When, in the South Carolina debate, Barack Obama said he would meet with the leaders of Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, Iran and North Korea in his first year as president, he stepped into a cow pie. Hillary pounced, declaring that in a Clinton White House, there would be no promised first-year meetings […]

First Preseason Game

by Patrick J. Buchanan Of all the preseason games in the run-up to the GOP nomination, none is more crucial than the Iowa Straw Poll. As usual, it will be held in Ames, Sat., Aug. 11 Analysts have downgraded its importance since McCain and Rudy dropped out. They are mistaken. The McCain-Giuliani forfeiture of the […]

How Empires End

by Patrick J. Buchanan Responding to the call of Pope Urban II at Claremont in 1095, the Christian knights of the First Crusade set out for the Holy Land. In 1099, Jerusalem was captured. As their port in Palestine, the Crusaders settled on Acre on the Mediterranean. There they built the great castle that was […]

Tonkin Gulf II and the Guns of August?

by Patrick J. Buchanan Is the United States provoking war with Iran, to begin while the Congress is conveniently on its August recess? One recalls that it was in August 1964, after the Republicans nominated Barry Goldwater, that the Tonkin Gulf incident occurred. Twice it was said, on Aug. 2 and Aug. 4, North Vietnamese […]

The Prince of Darkness

by Patrick J. Buchanan “Come here,” Richard Nixon whispered. I did – as Nixon peeled the curtain back to reveal a group of reporters gathered for his press briefing. “There,” Nixon nodded. “That is the enemy.” Nixon had directed my attention to a swarthy fellow seated in the front row, separate from the rest, who […]

A Triumph for Traditionalists

by Patrick J. Buchanan Elevated to the papacy at 78, Benedict XVI will take no action greater in significance for the Catholic Church than his motu proprio declaring that the Latin Mass must be said in every diocese – on the request of the faithful. Dissenting bishops must comply. “What earlier generations held as sacred […]

How Scooter Skated

by Patrick J. Buchanan Why did Bush do it? Why did he suddenly barge into the legal process and erase the entire 30-month sentence of Scooter Libby? For, from his own statement, Bush found the act deeply distasteful. In that statement, Bush calls Libby’s crimes “serious convictions of perjury and obstruction of justice.” He praises […]