Buchanan always puts the interests of America first, don’t you wish everyone did. Involvement in war in this area is not in America’s interest. If they want to kill each other, get out of the way.
I know quite a few criticize PB here but he generally makes points worthy of consideration that have some context, logic, and reason. I’d rate this historical recounting of how we got here among his better efforts. It seems we, the US, have again bumped into Winston Churchill’s legacy, just as we did in Iraq. There can be no doubt that WC cast a long shadow across the 20th Century affairs of the world but it is interesting how his influence persists into the 21st Century. For both good and ill, a rare man.
I’m certainly not allying myself with Obama but rather with common sense when I say we just allow Syria to devolve as it will, perhaps as H.G. Wells described. The previous poster was spot on about “tar baby”. At most, we should ensure Israel’s continued security (a point of my departure with PB) but not with American blood.
Buchanan praises Obama for wanting to stay out of Middle East conflicts, but is that actually the case?
We are, I hope, a Christian nation. We are therefore supposed to convert the heathens to Christianity. THEN, the ex-murderous savages, having been saved, can better find find democracy on their own. This where GW and the Bushes went wrong.
Example: Islam and democracy are not compatible.
We don’t need this new war. We didn’t need the last one.
With the King of Saudi dead, we will have enough trouble.
Dishonest reading of current history.
“President Obama is to be commended for resisting neocon and liberal interventionist clamors to get us into yet another open-ended war. “
Except Pat, Obama instigated the overthrow of Egypt and Libya and Syria as well. So Obama can get screwed.
Buchanan - read his article and he outs himself as a bald-faced anti-american liar. An agreement between the British, the French, and with silent approval of the Soviets. And Buchanan blames it on Woodrow Wilson and the U.S. I can find no evidence Wilson and the U.S. I am no great fan of Wilson. But Buchanan is pure and simply lying to promote his communist anti-U.S. agenda. Why doesn’t he move to one of the countries he likes - Russia, Germany, Palestinian encampments. I’d much prefer him to lie from there.
The world is paying a heavy price today for late 19th and early 20th century European Adventurism.
One hour documentary detailing British double dealing during the first world war and its effects on the ME.
Let’s start with the proposition that Bashar Assad is a horrible, brutal dictator.
The rebels are worse. Tehre is a long pattern in US foreign policy, going back at least to China in the 1940s and running through Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, Egypt, and other countries of intervening to topple a nasty but friendly dictator to replace him with a more brutal and unfriendly regime. We should not make the same mistake in Syria.
Pat’s commendation of Obama is misplaced. Obama desperately wants to get involved to topple Assad, but like Woodrow Wilson and LBJ, he wants it to look like he was forced in by a provocation.
Pat is dead right that our involvement in Libya led to the slaughter of four Americans in Benghazi, and the Republicans need to say so. This is yet another reason why we should not get involved in Syria.
But as Pat says, it’s not our war.
Which is exactly what The Won and his puppeteers wanted.