Coming Thaw with Tehran?

by Patrick J Buchanan – January 5, 2004 Can the Great Satan find common ground with a charter member of the Axis of Evil, the Iran of the ayatollahs? Stranger things have happened in our own lifetimes. In 1972, Nixon, who built a career on anti-communism, was walking on the Great Wall of China, the […]

The Bush Doctrine: Wins & Losses

by Patrick J Buchanan – December 24, 2003 “Trust but verify,” was Reagan’s motto in negotiating arms deals with Mikhail Gorbachev. And sound advice, too, on hearing that Col. Gadhafi has agreed to forswear nuclear and chemical weapons, and invited in British and U.S. scientists to give them the run of his laboratories and production […]

What Was Newt Thinking?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 30, 2003 Last week’s pre-emptive strike by ex-Speaker Newt Gingrich on the State Department and Colin Powell may appear purest madness. But there is method in Newt’s madness. For in his attack on State, Newt – front man for the neoconservatives – fired a shot across the bow of […]

Santorum Before the Inquisition

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 28, 2003 “If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to have consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to […]

Crown Jewel of the American Empire

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 23, 2003 “Take Up the White Man’s burden,” Britain’s poet of empire, Rudyard Kipling, admonished Teddy Roosevelt’s America in 1899. The United States had just triumphed in the Spanish-American War to liberate Cuba and, as war booty, had annexed the Philippine Islands. We must “Christianize” them, President McKinley explained. […]

Tony Blair: President of Europe?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 21, 2003 If you would see the model for the World Government that is to rule your grandchildren, look to Europe. For it is rising there. At the Athens summit of the European Union, where 10 new members were brought into the fold, ex-President Giscard of France, who is […]

Have We Just Hit the Tar Baby?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 16, 2003 No one knows how America’s occupation of Iraq will play out. Optimists say this will be like Germany and Japan after World War II, which were converted into democratic allies for the duration of the Cold War. Pessimists point to Lebanon and Israel’s invasion of 1982. Put […]

Bush’s Headache… and Historic Opportunity

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 14, 2003 It was no cakewalk. But no quagmire either. It was the most awesome display of military power in modern times. At the beginning of the war, Iraqi defenders far outnumbered the U.S. and British invasion force. Yet, from a rolling start, coalition forces took but three weeks […]

On to Damascus?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 9, 2003 Tony Blair has assured his countrymen the United States does not intend to attack Syria or Iran. Colin Powell has assured the Muslim world the United States does not intend to attack Syria or Iran. But did the British prime minister or U.S. secretary of state clear […]

What’s Next Mr. President?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 7, 2003 At this writing, there seem only two big questions left in the war on Iraq. Will Saddam’s regime in its death throes resort to chemical weapons? How long will it take, and how much blood will it cost, to take Baghdad? But after Baghdad falls, what next? […]