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Pat Buchanan's The American Cause: "A Season for Sadness"
The American Cause ^ | September 14, 2001

Posted on 09/14/2001 6:07:26 PM PDT by ouroboros

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1 posted on 09/14/2001 6:07:26 PM PDT by ouroboros
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Gosh, for not saying, "I told you so", there sure was a lot of "I told you so". Shut up, Pat.
2 posted on 09/14/2001 6:11:42 PM PDT by A Navy Vet
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Oh,not too bad.Certainly no worse that some statements I've seen and a lot better than most.
3 posted on 09/14/2001 6:15:23 PM PDT by tet68
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Navy Vet,

You must have a finely honed hair trigger. I did not "go off" towards Buchanan as you did, upon reading this article. His statements were reasoned and measured.

As he says, let us fight this battle another day and now draw together as Americans.

Sursum Corda

4 posted on 09/14/2001 6:28:55 PM PDT by Sursum Corda
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Gosh, for not saying, "I told you so", there sure was a lot of "I told you so". Shut up, Pat.

Truth hurts, don't it?

5 posted on 09/14/2001 6:31:48 PM PDT by Kobyashi1942
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6 posted on 09/16/2001 2:05:05 AM PDT by ouroboros
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7 posted on 09/16/2001 2:05:54 AM PDT by ouroboros
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8 posted on 09/16/2001 2:07:50 AM PDT by ouroboros
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9 posted on 09/16/2001 2:12:55 AM PDT by ouroboros
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10 posted on 09/16/2001 2:13:47 AM PDT by ouroboros
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11 posted on 09/16/2001 2:15:10 AM PDT by ouroboros
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12 posted on 09/16/2001 2:16:08 AM PDT by ouroboros
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13 posted on 09/16/2001 2:16:59 AM PDT by ouroboros
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...we say that anti-imperialism and pacifism bear no relation...We must therefore respond -- not in wanton revenge, but with precise determination...a proportionate response based on reliable information is well within the scope of justice.

Contrary to the views of some of our more bellicose FRiends here, it is indeed possible to be bitterly critical of US foreign policy and at the same time demand justice be done for this wanton attack on innocent American civilians. The call for a re-examination of US involvement overseas and the requirement that the US response to this week's attacks not be hasty or indiscriminate (i.e., that it be focused on the guilty parties) both stem from the same desire: to prevent thousands more Americans from becoming victims of future terrorism.

14 posted on 09/16/2001 3:18:21 AM PDT by The_Expatriate
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To: ouroboros
Thanks for the ping, O. The statement was entirely reasonable to me. Thanks for posting it.
18 posted on 09/16/2001 7:47:43 AM PDT by Twodees
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"Those who say "We are at war with all fundamentalist Islamic entities waging war against the United States" risk rewarding the terrorists by igniting a massive conflict in the Middle East. We cannot declare war on an amorphous enemy or embark on aspirin factory crusades. But in this case, a proportionate response based on reliable information is well within the scope of justice. "

Pat again sets forth the best direction for America's future interests at this time in history. Wars require an exit strategy. Is it in America's interest to push for a 'final solution' that calls for the unconditional surrender and disarnament of all Arab states followed by the killing of all males under two?

US budget policy is aimed at 'one war at a time'. How much will we expend in cost and people for what indefinite future? If the President and Congress decides we are the World's Army of One, then we need to triple the military budget, start the draft and prepare for a three front conflict. Russia is still in the wings and China is poised to pick up the pieces. The direction the country should move is to protect America and its Constitution for this Century. Let's find the culprit and not bleed ourselves to death.

19 posted on 09/16/2001 9:52:55 AM PDT by ex-snook
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I love Buchanan and would struggle very hard to find something he writes I disagree with. I thought this was a bit of a soft-pedal, but I suppose the hardcore among us can get our fixes on LewRockwell, who has risen to this occasion with remarkable results.

Buchanan is cursed -- like many of us -- by a desire to be liked. It is the main reason why many hate him: becuase he is so easy to like, he is a gentle, loving man with a terrific sense of humor. I might argue, however, that the horror of this carnage suggests the need for a serious review of our foreign policy over the past ten years in the short term, before more damage can be done.

20 posted on 09/16/2001 9:59:04 AM PDT by Zviadist
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