The Closet Imperialists Come Out

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 14, 2002 A war on Iraq would be “an imperialist war,” writes Paul W. Schroeder in the Oct. 21 issue of The American Conservative: “We intend to use armed force against Iraq … to acquire the power to decide who shall rule Iraq, what kind of government it will […]

Who Holds the Patriotism Card?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 10, 2002 Whatever the wisdom of having a president beat the drums for war, America’s preoccupation with war on Iraq alone prevents a wipeout of the Republican Party in November. War is good politics. While Sept. 11 was a terrible day for America, that day has defined this Bush […]

On to Baghdad — And Beyond

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 7, 2002 When Richard Gephardt left the White House with the president’s blessing on a Gephardt-Bush resolution empowering the commander in chief to attack Iraq at a time of his own choosing, congressional resistance instantly crumbled. The debate is over, the issue settled. If Saddam does not open up […]

The Self-Immolation of the Infantile Left

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 2, 2002 Threatening to shut down the city, the People’s Strike of the Anti-Capitalist Convergence Alliance stormed into this capital city last week – and went directly to jail without passing Go. Perhaps a fifth of the promised 20,000 demonstrators turned up, and by Friday afternoon 649 were in […]

The Dog Days of Capitalism

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 30, 2002 As Americans debate the wisdom – or folly – of war on Iraq, someone had best look in on the global economy. For it has taken on a sickly pallor. Five years after the IMF bailouts of the 1990s, some of the rescued regimes are swooning again. […]

America’s New “Sucker Punch” Strategy

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 25, 2002 Inherent in the Natural Law right of self-defense is the right to strike first if one’s life is in peril. If a criminal demands your money at gunpoint, you have no moral obligation to inquire if he also intends to kill you before shooting him. People have […]

Has Saddam Cheated the Hangman?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 23, 2002 With Russia, China, France and Saudi Arabia shifting to back a U.S. invasion, Saddam played his ace of trumps. U.N. inspectors, he told Kofi Annan, can come back in and inspect whatever they wish. The White House was caught flat-footed. But the Russians seized on Saddam’s offer […]

Who Dares Wins

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 18, 2002 Whatever one may think of the wisdom of invading Iraq and opening a third front in the war on terror, President Bush’s address to the United Nations was a tour de force. The president gave it to the Tower of Babel with the bark on, as “Cactus […]

Searching For the Saddam Bomb

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 16, 2002 By most opinion surveys, the majority that supports the president’s resolve to invade Iraq has been shrinking. But were Saddam close to getting an atom bomb, four in five Americans would back a pre-emptive war. Thus, the administration and the Brits last week have trumpeted a report […]

The War Party’s Imperial Plans

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 11, 2002 The fires had not yet gone out at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a year ago, before the War Party had introduced its revised plans for American empire. What many saw as a horrific atrocity and tragedy, they saw instantly as an opportunity to achieve […]