If Pat Buchanan was standing behind Israel and said, “I have your back!” ... while Israel had Hamas, Hezbollah and ISIS/al Qaida in front ... Israel would prudently spin around and watch Buchanan first! ... LOL ...
In the early part of the Reagan administration Israel bombed Iraq’s Osirik nuclear reactor. The Reagan administration publicly condemned Israel for launching this attack.
At the time Crossfire had just been launched on CNN. Tom Braden occupied the liberal seat and Pat Buchanan the conservative. Pat Buchanan unreservedly supported Israel’s bombing of the Osirik reactor when few on the Right did.
Somehow we rarely hear about the times Buchanan defended Israel- I guess we’re to busy being entertained by jokes about him falling out of an Auschwitz guard tower.
It seemed to me that the campaign to turn Buchanan into a Nazi only got started when he decided to run for President and his foreign policy views were isolationist. The possibility of such a foreign policy was anathema to his early attackers and they went after him with a vengeance in which slander was justified.