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 […]

The New World Order Grows Teeth

BY Patrick J. Buchanan – September 9, 2002 The World Trade Organization has just given Europe the right to hit the United States with $4 billion in tariff sanctions – to punish us for giving tax breaks to U.S. exporters like Boeing, Microsoft and GE. Under WTO rules, we are not permitted to retaliate. We […]

Her “Finest Hour” Is Forgotten History

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 4, 2002 “Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.’” So declaimed Churchill to Parliament as the Battle of Britain began. Six weeks […]

The Cheney Doctrine: War Without End

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 2, 2002 Vice President Dick Cheney has just made the most powerful case yet for the Bush Doctrine of Pre-emptive War. There is “no doubt,” said Cheney to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, that Saddam “is amassing [weapons of mass destruction] to use against our friends, against our allies […]

Who Gave Mankind the Gift of WMD?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 28, 2002 Sorting out all the reasons for ridding the world of Saddam, the New Republic makes out what its editors call the “Best Case.” “What is it, then, about the villain in Baghdad that should provoke the United States to be rid of him? One spectacular thing: He […]