Skip to comments.New book criticizes President (Buchanan again!)
Posted on 08/22/2004 10:29:33 AM PDT by sinkspur
Patrick Buchanan, the conservative commentator whose Republican primary challenge and divisive convention speech weakened the first President Bush's campaign for re-election in 1992, is publishing a book excoriating the second President Bush over the invasion of Iraq, just in time to grab a share of the limelight at another Republican convention.
In Where the Right Went Wrong, released late last week, Buchanan calls the invasion of Iraq "the greatest strategic blunder in 40 years, a mistake more costly than Vietnam. If prudence is the mark of a conservative, Mr. Bush has ceased to be a conservative," Buchanan wrote. The release of the book, which coincides with the Republican National Convention, gives Buchanan occasion to lay out his case on television and in book promotions just as the Bush campaign seeks to project an image of unity, reviving unhappy memories of the disruptive role Buchanan has played in the past.
"He has a following in conservative circles," said Paul Weyrich, a veteran conservative organizer. "It is not what it once was just because the religious right is not particularly enamored with him. But it is going to have an effect. In a very close election, criticism from anybody who is credible is going to have an effect."
In an interview, however, Buchanan said publishing a book during the campaign was the best way he knew to inject what he considers important ideas into the debate. "The reason I wanted it out now is, it addresses big issues that are not being addressed in this campaign: the massive and growing deficit, the disintegration of the culture and a Wilsonian foreign policy that means war ad infinitum," he said.
What a self-serving a-hole!
Descent into dorkhood.
This is the person MSNBC puts on their shows to "balance" the Bush bashing from the left.
Buchanan has always been just an Operative for Liberal Media to slander Republicans. At least Buchanan is not a member of the Republican Party any more...NO ONE MISSES YOU BUCHANAN.
pat buchanan has lost his mind. he needs to be committed.
His long tenure with all the Reds on MSNBC has warped him
beyond repair. Adios Pat
He just can't stand to be (rightly) forgotten.
Thankfully, the vast majority of thinking people want nothing to do with him.
Buchanan is a complete jerk. He is a pro-Arabist, anti-Israeli blame-America-firster. Shortly after 9/11, he was making comments that it was our foreign policy that caused the attacks.
He should keep his neanderthal political views to himself.
He clearly wants to burn every single bridge to the Republican Party.
Buchanan-Moore nuptials announced.
Buchanan is worse than the French.
Well, the book would matter, if Buchanan wasn't such a radio-active, money-grubbing, Reform Party/pro-choice leaping, blowhard!
You're just whining 'cause he doesn't give Dubya a free pass.
And you love him because he helps elects Democrats.
COME OUT OF THE CLOSET WILLIE!!!!
We came, we conquered, we allowed a new government to come to power, one much better than the old.
Where is the blunder?
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