Cakewalk Crowd Abandons Bush


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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


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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 […]

A Good Man in Evil Times


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by Patrick J. Buchanan Gerald R. Ford was a good man who served his country well in an evil time. When he took office on Aug. 9, 1974, and declared, “Our long national nightmare is over,” Ford did not fully appreciate that those who had done the most to create the nightmare were still here. […]

The Real Schismatics and Bigots


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by Patrick J. Buchanan “I grew up in the Episcopal Church. I hope I don’t cry when I talk about this. But the issue is: Are we going to follow Scripture?” So an anguished Katrina Wagner, a member of the leadership of Truro Episcopal parish, told Washington Post reporters Bill Turque and Michelle Boornstein. They […]

Broken Army, Broken Empire


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by Patrick J. Buchanan The insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan have thus far cost fewer U.S. lives than the Filipino insurgency of 1899-1902. Yet Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker warned Congress last week the U.S. Army “will break” without more troops. We started this war “flat-footed,” with 500,000 fewer soldiers than we had […]

Person of the Year: Ahmadinejad


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by Patrick J. Buchanan Since 1927, the year Lindbergh flew the Atlantic in his single-engine Spirit of St. Louis, Time has devoted its final cover of the year to the Man of the Year. The Lone Eagle was first. In the 1930s and 1940s, FDR was the Man of the Year three times. Stalin, Truman […]

A Chain of Corruption


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by Patrick J. Buchanan Gov. Mitt Romney, leaving office, has just taken a modest step to protect the people of Massachusetts. Romney signed an agreement with the feds to empower 30 state troopers — to be trained by the feds for five weeks — to determine if arrested crime suspects are illegal aliens. If so, […]

Coming GOP War — Over the War


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by Patrick J. Buchanan “I believe this is a recipe that will lead to our defeat … in Iraq,” said John McCain. He has a point. For what does the Iraq Study Group say? We are not winning this war. Our situation is “grave and deteriorating.” Yet we may succeed if only we will withdraw […]