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  • Return of the Antiwar Right

    12/21/2009 4:23:40 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 71 replies · 1,612+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2009-12-12 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    For eight long years under George W. Bush, conservatives endorsed a don’t ask, don’t tell foreign policy–they did not really ask why their country was at war and Republican leaders did not tell, or bother, Americans with any of the gory details. Missions were accomplished, we fought them over there so we didn’t have to fight them here and troops were supported by simply supporting the wars they fought, with little to no dissent. But why were we fighting? What was “victory?” How many had to die? What was the cost? Conservatives did not ask-Republican politicians did not tell. But...
  • Group says Obama not seeking peace

    03/05/2009 5:58:21 PM PST · by don-o · 22 replies · 613+ views
    Johnson City (TN) Press ^ | March 5, 2009 | Marianne Steffey
    The newly organized Students of American Liberty at East Tennessee State University held a pro-peace and anti-war lecture Wednesday night titled “Obama’s Wars.” “I feel it’s a shame that since President Obama has been elected, all talk and speaking out against the war has stopped,” SAL President Matthew Adam Jeffers said. “It’s a shame because he is actually perpetuating the war by bombing Pakistan and sending 17,000 of our troops into Afghanistan. The featured speaker, introduced by Tennessee Libertarian Party Chairman Tony Walls, was’s editorial director Justin Raimondo. “When the illusion of Barack Obama, the great peacemaker, is finally...
  • LewRockwell.Com

    01/16/2009 11:01:45 AM PST · by dbz77 · 51 replies · 1,299+ views
    Does anyone know why LewRockwell.Com articles can no longer be posted here?
  • Peace-Loving Conservatives (Book Review)

    08/16/2008 11:05:43 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 12 replies · 186+ views ^ | 8/16/08 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Peace-Loving Conservatives by Jeffrey Tucker 8/16/08 Ain't My America: The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle-American Anti-Imperialism By Bill Kauffman, Metropolitan Books, $25, 304 pages In my hometown, the peace rallies are always sponsored by the Unitarians. Actually, it is they who are the participants too. This is not a highly heterogeneous group. In fact, you know them already: highly educated, ideologically driven according to conventional left-wing moorings, attracted to fashionable causes like global warming and the mortal threat posed by plastic grocery bags, and hyper-tolerant of all points of view except those with which they disagree.
  • Anti-War Republican Loses Primary in Md. (MD GOP Tosses Out A RINO)

    02/12/2008 9:58:27 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 53 replies · 218+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 2-13-08 | KRISTEN WYATT
    (With all the upheaval around here lately- I put this in breaking to give everyone a shot of good news...and it is breaking btw) CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) - A nine-term Republican congressman critical of the Iraq war has been defeated by a well-funded state senator in Maryland's primary. Rep. Wayne Gilchrest was narrowly defeated Tuesday by state Sen. Andy Harris. Gilchrest voted to go to war in Iraq but later said he regretted the decision. A year ago, he was one of two Republicans in Congress to vote for a withdrawal timeline.
  • The Paleocon Dilemma... Ron Paul campaign illustrates the choices facing the antiwar Right

    01/07/2008 3:30:07 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies · 144+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | January 14, 2008 | by W. James Antle III
    Ron Paul isn’t just running for president. The antiwar 10-term congressman from Texas hopes that as titular head of the Republican Party, he can nudge the Right in a less interventionist direction, both at home and abroad. In fact, reviving an older, less reflexively hawkish conservatism may even be a more important motivation for Paul’s long-shot campaign than actually capturing the GOP nomination. There’s just one problem: the movement Paul is trying to lead, or at least influence, is filled with people who think he is some kind of crazed left-wing radical. The popular conservative website has effectively banned...
  • Reid Opens Door to Pact With Antiwar Republicans

    08/31/2007 7:17:12 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 66 replies · 894+ views ^ | 08/31/07 | Shailagh Murray
    Saying the coming weeks will be "one of the last opportunities" to alter the course of the war, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said he is now willing to compromise with Republicans to find ways to limit troop deployments in Iraq. Reid acknowledged that his previous firm demand for a spring withdrawal deadline had become an obstacle for a small but growing number of Republicans who have said they want to end the war but have been unwilling to set a timeline. "I don't think we have to think that our way is the only way," Reid said...
  • GOP congressman pays price for opposing war [ People Opening Their Eyes to RINO Walter Jones]

    08/23/2007 5:56:59 AM PDT · by OBXFREEPER · 27 replies · 1,982+ views ^ | 8/23/07 | OBXFREEPER
    GOP congressman pays price for opposing war By: Josh Kraushaar August 22, 2007 02:08 PM EST NEW BERN, N.C -- Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. (R-N.C.) is a household name in this military-friendly district represented in Congress by his family -- first by his late father, a Democrat, and now by him -- for most of the past 40 years. Jones' folksy demeanor, commitment to constituent service and deeply Christian values made him virtually unbeatable since he won election to Congress in 1994. Until two years ago, Jones was probably best known nationally for championing "freedom fries" to replace "french...
  • The Antiwar Right Brings the Republicans Home (Ron Paul)

    05/20/2007 6:19:09 PM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 135 replies · 1,761+ views
    The Sunday Times (London) ^ | May 20, 2007 | Andrew Sullivan
    he idea that the party of Eisen-hower or Goldwater would have suspended habeas corpus indefinitely, as Bush has done for “enemy combatants”, would be unthinkable. The idea that they would have tried to occupy and rebuild an entire country in the Middle East is unimaginable. They were ferociously anticommunist, but also wary of direct engagement in foreign countries and deeply suspicious of all wars. This kind of prudence and caution was once the hallmark of the middle of the country and its Midwestern American values. Paul reminded Americans of this past. He told them that the Republicans opposed the second...
  • The Shame of Being an American (scrawled by Paul Craig Roberts in purple crayon)

    07/28/2006 9:30:58 AM PDT · by dighton · 141 replies · 2,777+ views
    The lordly lofts of Bedlam, via ^ | 07/22/2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Gentle reader, do you know that Israel is engaged in ethnic cleansing in southern Lebanon? Israel has ordered all the villagers to clear out. Israel then destroys their homes and murders the fleeing villagers. That way there is no one to come back and nothing to which to return, making it easier for Israel to grab the territory, just as Israel has been stealing Palestine from the Palestinians. Do you know that one-third of the Lebanese civilians murdered by Israel’s attacks on civilian residential districts are children? That is the report from Jan Egeland, the emergency relief coordinator for the...
  • War: Pat Buchanan vs. Neo Cons

    07/23/2006 12:26:23 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 84 replies · 2,032+ views
    newsmax ^ | July 22, 2006 4:42 p.m. EDT | Staff
    The war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon is not the only one brewing. Here on the homefront, sydicated columnist Pat Buchanan has launched a broadside against what he says are "neo cons" -- America conservatives who support Israel and are really pushing for a wider war between the United States and Iran. Writing in a recent column headlined, "This is not our War," Buchanan bemoaned the violence directed at Lebanon by the Israelis. Fellow conservative David Horowitz's online magazine,, has opened up a front against Buchanan, with an article that levels charges of anti-Semitism against Buchanan and other...
  • The Protocols of Pat Buchanan ...And the LewRockwell, Hate-America Right.

    07/21/2006 5:53:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 124 replies · 2,706+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 21, 2006 | FrontPage Magazine
    Since the outbreak of the Hezbollah-Israeli conflict, Pat Buchanan and other paleoconservatives have made themselves true exponents of populism: the Jew-baiting, conspiracy-driven demagoguery of 1890s agrarians. In two columns, posted at WorldNetDaily this week, Buchanan accused President Bush of being a puppet of nefarious Jewish warmongers. Outlets of the Hate America Right – especially Paul Craig Roberts and – have joined him, and then some. Nothing sets Buchanan’s imagination racing like a Bush-backed Israeli war. On Tuesday, Pat asked, “Who is whispering in his ear?” His answer: bloodthirsty Hebrews. That Tel Aviv is maneuvering us to fight its wars...
  • Unpatriotic Conservatives; A war against America.

    06/10/2006 1:19:53 PM PDT · by CWOJackson · 172 replies · 3,037+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 19, 2003 | David Frum
    "I respect and admire the French, who have been a far greater nation than we shall ever be, that is, if greatness means anything loftier than money and bombs." — THOMAS FLEMING, "HARD RIGHT," MARCH 13, 2003 From the very beginning of the War on Terror, there has been dissent, and as the war has proceeded to Iraq, the dissent has grown more radical and more vociferous. Perhaps that was to be expected. But here is what never could have been: Some of the leading figures in this antiwar movement call themselves "conservatives." These conservatives are relatively few in number,...
  • BDS [Bush Derangement Syndrome] On the Right (Paleocons, and the like)

    03/11/2006 4:08:48 PM PST · by quidnunc · 473 replies · 4,291+ views
    To The Point ^ | March 9, 2005 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    Ever since George W. Bush won the presidency by preventing Al Gore's hanging-chad attempt to steal it, liberal Democrats have become progressively infected with BDS — Bush Derangement Syndrome. Here's how I think that the contagion of BDS is now infecting a number of conservative Republicans. If you're a guy, perhaps you have endured this unpleasant and bewildering experience. You're in a relationship and you and the lady have had some disagreements but nothing major. From your perspective things are pretty ok. Then one day you and she disagree on some minor trivial issue — and suddenly, inexplicably, it escalates...
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: Mideast peace an illusion?

    11/19/2001 9:07:12 PM PST · by ouroboros · 142 replies · 174+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Tuesday, November 20, 2001 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "Israel controls the Senate," said J. William Fulbright, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, in 1973. "We should be more concerned about the United States' interests." That nothing has changed was evident this weekend. Secretary of State Powell received a letter, instigated by the Israeli lobby and signed by 89 U.S. senators, directing him not to interfere with Israel's crushing of the Palestinian uprising. President Bush may have promised the Peace Party, Tony Blair and the Saudis he will use his muscle to broker a just peace. If he did, he made a promise he cannot keep. For the conditions ...
  • Bring 'Em Home! [Right-Wing Peacenik Alert]

    12/23/2005 9:52:42 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 8 replies · 919+ views
    The New American ^ | January 9, 2006 | William Norman Grigg
    The Iraq War is an unconstitutional, unjustifiable conflict devouring innocent lives and abetting the growth of an increasingly lawless leviathan state. It must be ended -- now. Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Holley, born in Idaho and raised in Chula Vista, California, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq on November 15. A three-time AAU Karate champion and accomplished artist, Holley followed in his father's footsteps by enlisting in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne. "It made me very proud that he actually wanted to be like his dad," recalled Holley's father, John, at the young soldier's December 2 funeral. Matthew got...
  • Iraq is not a political game [More Murtha Leftist Support]

    12/02/2005 12:13:46 PM PST · by ncountylee · 20 replies · 623+ views
    sanfordherald ^ | December 2, 2005 | Charley Reese
    As any professional debater will tell you, framing the terms of the debate is more than half the battle. We saw a good example of that in the Republican reaction to Democratic Rep. John Murtha's call for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. If the choice is between “cutting and running,” which connotes cowardice and weakness, or “staying the course,” which connotes strength and manliness, then of course we will stay the course. Trouble is, that is not the choice offered by Murtha's suggested resolution. Murtha, a battle-scarred ex-Marine, argues that the American military has done all it can be...
  • A Paleocon Plumps for Lynne Stewart

    10/10/2005 10:59:32 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 6 replies · 361+ views
    Moonbat Central ^ | 10 OCTOBER 2005 | Jacob Laksin
    A Paleocon Plumps for Lynne Stewart Posted by Jacob Laksin @ Monday 10 October 2005, 1:02 pm The convergence of the radical left and the paleo right continues apace. The latest chapter in this unfolding saga is paleocon Paul Craig Robert’s whitewashed defense of radical attorney Lynne Stewart that appears, fittingly enough, in the radical journal Counterpunch.  Stewart, of course, infamously represented one of the architects of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, “Blind Sheikh," Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman.” Roberts, for his part, claims that “Stewart represented her client in ways disapproved by prosecutors.” Please. What Stewart actually did was...
  • The Right’s Left Turn

    10/05/2005 1:55:23 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 89 replies · 5,711+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 5 OCTOBER 2005 | Jacob Laksin
    The Right’s Left TurnBy Jacob | October 5, 2005 In late September, as throngs of placard-wielding protestors were descending on the nation’s capital, Lew Rockwell, the nominally libertarian proprietor of the website, was holding forth at an anti-war rally convened by the far-left Alabama Peace and Justice Coalition (APJC).  That the APJC’s rallying cry – “Spend money for human needs, not war!” – was of questionable accordance with principled libertarianism’s aversion to government largesse, didn’t seem to phase Rockwell, who joined a roster of speakers with an altogether different view about the proper role of the federal government....
  • Democracy's Domestic Abusers

    08/26/2005 9:00:44 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 2 replies · 238+ views
    Internet Journal of Public Policy ^ | 08-26-2005 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    There is a strange mix a-brewin' in America. The far Left and the Neo-Isolationist Right are combining to form a noxious brew. We saw the warning signs even before 9-11, when Pat Buchanan and Lenora Fulani working together hijacked the last remnants of the old United We Stand Party and turned it into a mangled mix of paleo-con anti-Semitism and hard-left sandal-thumping. But after 9-11, and certainly after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began, the trickle became a flood. Hanson is absolutely correct in noting this convergence of anarchists, hard-left "peace" activists, hard-right racist and anti-Semite elements, and paleo-"libertarians"...
  • A Reputation in Tatters - Time To Impeach Bush (by Paul Craig Roberts)

    05/20/2005 1:26:39 PM PDT · by KidGlock · 426 replies · 7,894+ views
    CHRONICLES EXTRA | EVENTS | HOME Wednesday, May 18, 2005 A Reputation in Tatters George W. Bush and his gang of neocon warmongers have destroyed America’s reputation. It is likely to stay destroyed, because at this point the only way to restore America’s reputation would be to impeach and convict President Bush for intentionally deceiving Congress and the American people in order to start a war of aggression against a country that posed no threat to the United States. America can redeem itself only by holding Bush accountable. As intent as Republicans were to impeach President Bill Clinton for lying...
  • Start a War, No Money Down!

    05/15/2005 1:59:28 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 8 replies · 467+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 14 MAY 2005 | MATT MILLER
    May 14, 2005 Start a War, No Money Down! By MATT MILLER [Infomercial director: " 'The Republican Guide to Wartime Tax Cuts' ... Take One ... Action!"] ANNOUNCER: In the old days, war profiteering was a grueling round-the-clock job. You actually had to make something, like planes or guns, and then overcharge the government obscenely. Now, thanks to the Republicans, countless Americans are becoming "war profiteers" in their spare time - and you can, too. Riches once thought to be the exclusive preserve of a few unsavory arms merchants have been made available to thousands of successful Americans, many...
  • Party Crashing: A critical view of CPAC

    04/17/2005 8:35:28 PM PDT · by marcusepstein · 15 replies · 579+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | April 25, 2005 | Marcus Epstein
    April 25, 2005 Issue Copyright © 2005 The American Conservative Party Crashing A paleo’s-eye view at the Star Trek convention of the American Right By Marcus Epstein After showing the federal security guards my driver’s license, I walked through the metal detector. Beep! Between my suit and overcoat, I must have had over a dozen pockets, and I didn’t feel like figuring out which one held my change, so they scanned my jacket and I walked through again. This time I made it without trouble, but there were still old ladies waiting for security guards to pass wands over them...
  • Unhappy With One Quagmire, Bush Looks for Another

    03/23/2005 5:30:12 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 20 replies · 358+ views
    Proud Liberal ^ | 8. March 2005 | Paul Craig Roberts
    How much longer can American prestige survive the embarrassments inflicted by President Bush? Bush’s demand that Syria immediately withdraw its troops from Lebanon is a ricochet demand. If Lebanon cannot have free elections while under foreign military occupation, how, asks the rest of the world, does Iraq have free elections when it is under U.S. military occupation? Bush’s latest guffaw-evoking bluster is the work of desperation. Every explanation and justification Bush has given for his ill-fated invasion of Iraq has proven false. There were no weapons of mass destruction. No terrorist links to Osama bin Laden. No WMD programs. The...
  • POLITICS AND THE WAR: GOP's conservative agenda smothered

    11/08/2001 10:03:54 PM PST · by ouroboros · 13 replies · 163+ views ^ | November 9, 2001 | Justin Raimondo
    Behind the Headlines by Justin Raimondo November 9, 2001 POLITICS AND THE WAR GOP's conservative agenda smothered While conservatives are among the most insistent cheerleaders for the "new war," they may well turn out to be its biggest losers, at least here on the home front. Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) could hardly contain her glee the other night on Crossfire when she remarked that she felt sorry for the Republicans "because Tom Delay and Dick Armey are forcing their members to take some really tough votes." With George W. Bush's poll ratings up there in the stratosphere, you would ...
  • Unpatriotic Conservatives: A war against America. (A refresher course is called for)

    02/06/2005 7:07:12 PM PST · by quidnunc · 34 replies · 1,295+ views
    National Review ^ | April 7, 2003 | David Frum
    "I respect and admire the French, who have been a far greater nation than we shall ever be, that is, if greatness means anything loftier than money and bombs." – Thomas Fleming, "Hard Right," March 13, 2003 From the very beginning of the War on Terror, there has been dissent, and as the war has proceeded to Iraq, the dissent has grown more radical and more vociferous. Perhaps that was to be expected. But here is what never could have been: Some of the leading figures in this antiwar movement call themselves "conservatives." These conservatives are relatively few in number,...
  • The End of Conservatives (A bitter paleoconservative has-been jumps the shark)

    01/22/2005 8:12:00 AM PST · by quidnunc · 54 replies · 1,378+ views
    Outlook [India] ^ | January 31, 2005 | Paul Craig Roberts
    I remember when friends would excitedly telephone to report that Rush Limbaugh or G. Gordon Liddy had just read one of my syndicated columns over the air. That was before I became a critic of the US invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration, and the neoconservative ideologues who have seized control of the US government. America has blundered into a needless and dangerous war, and fully half of the country's population is enthusiastic. Many Christians think that war in the Middle East signals "end times" and that they are about to be wafted up to heaven. Many patriots think that,...
  • The Antiwar Right's Bent View of the World

    12/16/2004 12:57:40 AM PST · by kattracks · 61 replies · 1,770+ views ^ | 12/16/04 | Lawrence Auster
    I first became aware of something deeply askew on the antiwar right shortly after it came into being in the spring of 1999, as an intellectual protest movement against the U.S. war on Serbia. I myself was deeply opposed to the war, seeing President Clinton's initiation of the conflict—on March 24, 1999, one month and twelve days after his acquittal by the U.S. Senate—as utterly lacking in moral or legal justification, and as leading to the ruin of Kosovo. While the Kosovo war is not the subject of this article, a summary of it (or at least of my view...
  • The Antiwar Right Is Ready to Rumble

    11/08/2004 9:37:29 AM PST · by tpaine · 191 replies · 3,044+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | 11/8/04 | Kirkpatrick
    The Antiwar Right Is Ready to Rumble NY TIMES ex=1100877650&ei=1&en=1003a79efbe25be2 November 7, 2004 The Antiwar Right Is Ready to Rumble By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK ROUND 8 p.m. Tuesday, a gloomy mood was settling over the dozen conservative stalwarts gathered with martinis and glasses of red wine in an office in Arlington, Va., to watch the returns. Early exit polls showed President Bush trailing, and Richard Viguerie, dean of conservative direct mail, thought he knew who was to blame: the neoconservatives, the group associated with making the case for the invasion of Iraq. "If he loses, they are going to...
  • DRUDGE REPORT: Pat Buchanan to Endorse Bush Tomorrow

    10/17/2004 7:15:03 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 97 replies · 1,964+ views
    Drudge Report Radio | October 17, 2004 | Matt Drudge
    Matt Drudge said he heard from the "grapevine" that Pat Buchanan will endorse Bush tomorrow.
  • Michael Reagan Addresses Conservatives Who Won't Vote For Bush

    10/11/2004 1:18:40 PM PDT · by treowth · 48 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Federalist Patriot ^ | Oct. 11, 2004 | Michael Reagan
    "A lot of Reagan conservatives are threatening to cut off their noses to spite their faces. They think that because President Bush hasn't done every single thing they want, or has done some things they didn't want, they should punish him by staying home on Election Day or voting for some third party candidate who hasn't got a chance to win in November. It should be obvious to them that they will therefore help elect the Kerry-Edwards team that will do nothing they want and everything they don't. Somehow this idiocy seems to make sense to them -- dump a...
  • Charley Reese for Kerry (What's the Deal?)

    09/14/2004 8:23:01 AM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 57 replies · 2,159+ views
    Lew ^ | 05-17-04 | Charley Reese
    Americans should realize that if they vote for President Bush's re-election, they are really voting for the architects of war – Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and the rest of that cabal of neoconservative ideologues and their corporate backers. I have sadly come to the conclusion that President Bush is merely a frontman, an empty suit, who is manipulated by the people in his administration. Bush has the most dangerously simplistic view of the world of any president in my memory.
  • 'Where The Right Went Wrong' (Patrick J. Buchanan)- New York Times Book Review

    09/18/2004 6:07:04 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 236 replies · 2,563+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 12, 2004 | Michael Kazin
    Where The Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency. By Patrick J. Buchanan. 264 pp. Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin's Press. $24.95. Underneath the pugnacious hide of Patrick J. Buchanan beats a heart of pure nostalgia. He longs to return to the high-tariff reign of William McKinley, mourns the passing of such budget-slashing icons as Robert Taft and Barry Goldwater and dedicates his new book to Ronald Reagan, who, he says, ''never took precipitate or rash action'' abroad. Buchanan's reverence for late, great conservatives is unbounded by epoch or nationality. He even praises...
  • Anti-War GOP Congressman Stumps for Bush (Duncan-TN)

    08/26/2004 10:04:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 361+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/26/04 | Nancy Zuckerbrod - AP
    WASHINGTON - One of the staunchest opponents of the war in Iraq (news - web sites) will be making noise inside the Republican National Convention. Rep. Jimmy Duncan of Tennessee will join other conservative Republicans at Madison Square Garden in New York, calling for four more years and preparing to campaign in his conservative Knoxville district on behalf of President Bush (news - web sites). Yet Duncan was one of six House Republicans who voted against authorizing Bush to go to war in Iraq and one of just five who opposed funding military operations there. Others among his Republican colleagues...
  • Exit neocons, stage left

    08/25/2004 6:42:06 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 146 replies · 2,183+ views
    AFF Brainwash ^ | Aug 22, 2004 | Timothy P. Carney
    David Frum tells us that "[w]ar is a great clarifier" because it "forces people to choose sides." It certainly does. For example, it forced us to team up with Joe Stalin in 1941. War forced the U.S. to side with Saddam Hussein in the 1980s and the Saudi royal family in the 1990s. Let's not forget that great clarifying moment when the Cold War forced us to fund Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. In the same way, our war against Iraq created political alliances domestically that may have been unnatural, and which now may be falling apart. Specifically, some moderate-to-liberal...
  • New book criticizes President (Buchanan again!)

    08/22/2004 10:29:33 AM PDT · by sinkspur · 335 replies · 3,768+ views
    Fort Worth Star- Telegram ^ | 8/23/2004 | David Kirkpatrick
    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...
  • GOP: Republicans for Kerry organizing

    08/17/2004 11:55:44 AM PDT · by rface · 80 replies · 1,977+ views
    Bucks County Courier Times ^ | August 17, 2004 4:29 AM | Hilary Bentman
    Daryl Renschler said he's going to do something he has not done since 1976 - vote for the Democratic candidate for president. In the era of Watergate and Vietnam, the lifelong Republican gave his support to Jimmy Carter. Today, nearly three decades later, Renschler finds himself again mistrusting the government and hating what he contends has become a quagmire of a war. Come November, he'll vote for John Kerry. "We were misled during the Vietnam War ... and they're misleading us now," said Renschler. "Normally, a war unites a country. This one split it. "I don't know what we're doing...

    06/17/2004 1:23:20 AM PDT · by kattracks · 169 replies · 1,410+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/17/04 | SARA NELSON
    June 17, 2004 -- JOINING the ranks of Bush-bashing books is one from a most unlikely source. The Thomas Dunne imprint of St. Martin's Press has agreed to pay around $500,000 to Pat Buchanan for an anti-Dubya book to be called "Where the Right Went Wrong." The proto-conservative will blast the Bush Administration for behaviors both domestic and foreign. He is particularly scornful of the U.S. foreign policy that has "ignited a war of civilizations" with the Islamic world. Publishing insiders say Buchanan's thoughts on the 43rd president are surprisingly out of character. "They could put Michael Moore on the...
  • Fallujah: High Tide of Empire?

    05/02/2004 9:02:01 AM PDT · by fourfivesix · 145 replies · 176+ views
    Fallujah: High Tide of Empire? by Pat Buchanan At Versailles, 1919, Lloyd George, having seized oil-rich Iraq for the empire, offered Woodrow Wilson mandates over Armenia and Constantinople. “When you cease to be President we will make you Grand Turk,” laughed Clemenceau. As there were “no oil fields there,” writes historian Thomas Bailey, “it was assumed that rich Uncle Sam would play the role of Good Samaritan.” Though unamused, Wilson accepted the mandates. Fortunately, Harding won in 1920 and reneged on the deal. Lloyd George and Churchill were left to face the Turks all by their imperial selves. Had we...
  • TOO MUCH FREEDOM (Liz Smith embraces the burka)

    04/14/2004 7:36:03 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 286+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 14, 2004 | Liz Smith
    <p>'I HAVE GIVEN it as my decided opinion that no nation had a right to intermeddle in the internal concerns of another; that everyone has a right to form and adopt whatever government they liked best to live under themselves," said George Washington, the first U.S. president. Well, most Iraqis did not like living under the brutal dictatorship of that sadistic goofball Saddam Hussein. But they don't seem to lean toward our Western idea of "democracy" either.</p>
  • The Paleoconservative Age: They hate W. – from the right. (A paleocon bestiary)

    03/13/2004 10:56:05 AM PST · by quidnunc · 185 replies · 220+ views
    The New Haven Advocate ^ | July 3, 2003 | Joe Miksch
    At first blush, the phrase "anti-establishment conservative" doesn't make sense. Aren't the conservatives, especially considering the United States' current political climate, the establishment? Well, yes. But there are conservatives who consider what passes for a conservative today — George W. Bush, for example — equivalent to the Red under one's bed in the 1950s. These folks are called paleoconservatives and, according to guys such as Jim Libinskas, hold a world-view that champions "an isolationist, 'America First' foreign policy, regional culture and politics versus big government and pop culture, protection for American workers (economic nationalism), a stoppage or large curtailment of...
  • The Fringe Fires at Bush on Iraq (Ted Kennedy and paleoconservatives – comrades-in-arms)

    03/11/2004 1:24:00 PM PST · by quidnunc · 41 replies · 244+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 11, 2003 | Max Boot
    Ted Kennedy delivered another stemwinder last week, accusing the Bush administration of lying its way into Iraq for political gain. Ho-hum. Nothing new there. But one paragraph caught my attention. In trying to buttress his charge that the president twisted intelligence about Saddam Hussein, Kennedy cited "Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, a recently retired Air Force intelligence officer who served in the Pentagon during the buildup to the war." He quoted her as follows: "It wasn't intelligence — it was propaganda … they'd take a little bit of intelligence, cherry-pick it, make it sound much more exciting, usually by taking it...
  • Flanking maneuver: How Kerry could exploit discontent on Bush's right

    03/07/2004 11:17:12 AM PST · by Kuksool · 46 replies · 405+ views
    Metro West Daily News ^ | March 7, 2004 | Rick Holmes
    Within hours of John F. Kerry's last challenge of the primary season to "bring it on," George W. Bush brought it on. In commercials and campaign speeches, Bush has Kerry in his sights. The battle has been joined. Kerry is a fighter, as he has already shown not just on the campaign trail but in the jungles of Vietnam. In the Mekong Delta, Kerry went straight at the enemy, beaching his Navy swift boat and charging ashore, when more prudent commanders would have chosen evasion or retreat. But there's a different strategy Kerry should consider as he maps out his...
  • What do you think??? -- ANTI-WAR GOPERS JUST SAY 'NO VOTE'

    02/16/2004 6:56:38 AM PST · by paulat · 51 replies · 212+ views
    New York Post ^ | 02/16/04 | Cindy Adams
    <p>February 16, 2004 -- HAPPY Presidents Day. A columnist is the eyes, ears and mouth of the world. Today, Presidents Day, I'm not the Mouth. I'm the Ears. I report exactly what I heard at a corralful of Republicans. Types who've Made It. Successful. Comfortable. Two homes, two cars, mostly two marriages. They weren't speaking to the economy, outsourcing of jobs, Halliburton thing, abortion, gay marriage, cloning or old boy stuff as in why no one at Enron's gone to jail. Weren't interested in Bush's National Guard war record since they recognized that as Dem political trashing.</p>
  • It Is Time Conservatives Honestly Face The Iraq War

    02/09/2004 8:10:37 PM PST · by jedi · 67 replies · 181+ views
    February 10, 2004 | Chuck Baldwin
    Before President Bush ordered the attack against Iraq, I spoke against it. I believed it was wrong then; I believe it was wrong now. It also seems obvious that time has vindicated my position. First of all, the attack against Iraq was unconstitutional and, therefore, illegal under our laws. Before the U.S. goes to war against any country, it is obligatory that Congress declares war. This was never done. Beyond that, President Bush never asked Congress for a Declaration of War. Thus, both President Bush and Congress violated the Constitution, with the result that the war against Iraq was fought...
  • Why I Left the Anti-War Right

    02/09/2004 2:37:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 50 replies · 1,625+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 2/09/04 | Anthony Gancarski
    <p>If someone had told me a few months ago that I’d be writing a piece for Front Page on this theme, I would’ve dismissed him as a lunatic. After all, then I was supporting the positions expected from those on the so-called antiwar right. I was harshly critical of Israeli defense initiatives, more willing to talk up for Noam Chomsky than the sitting President, and insistent upon baiting “neo-conservative” Michael Ledeen of National Review into admitting that he sought to see the regime in Tehran overthrown by any means necessary, including US Military involvement.</p>
  • Charles Goyette lashes out (FR mentioned)

    01/14/2004 4:38:00 PM PST · by CMClay · 16 replies · 182+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | February 2, 2004 | Charles Goyette
    How to Lose Your Job in Talk RadioClear Channel gags an antiwar conservative.By Charles Goyette“Imagine these startling headlines with the nation at war in the Pacific six months after Dec. 7, 1941: “No Signs of Japanese Involvement in Pearl Harbor Attack! Faulty Intelligence Cited; Wolfowitz: Mistakes Were Made.”Or how about an equally disconcerting World War II headline from the European theater: “German Army Not Found in France, Poland, Admits President; Rumsfeld: ‘Oops!’, Powell Silent; ‘Bring ’Em On,’ Says Defiant FDR.”It seems to me that when there is reason to go to war, it should be self-evident. The Secretary of State...
  • How to Lose Your Job in Talk Radio: Clear Channel gags an antiwar conservative Charles Goyette

    01/10/2004 4:49:11 PM PST · by Destro · 206 replies · 7,939+ views ^ | February 2, 2004 issue | Charles Goyette
    February 2, 2004 issue Copyright © 2004 The American Conservative How to Lose Your Job in Talk RadioClear Channel gags an antiwar conservative. By Charles Goyette “Imagine these startling headlines with the nation at war in the Pacific six months after Dec. 7, 1941: “No Signs of Japanese Involvement in Pearl Harbor Attack! Faulty Intelligence Cited; Wolfowitz: Mistakes Were Made.” Or how about an equally disconcerting World War II headline from the European theater: “German Army Not Found in France, Poland, Admits President; Rumsfeld: ‘Oops!’, Powell Silent; ‘Bring ’Em On,’ Says Defiant FDR.” It seems to me that when there...
  • The Anti-American Right

    11/04/2003 3:08:17 PM PST · by quidnunc · 109 replies · 589+ views
    NewsMax ^ | November 5, 2003 | Jack Wheeler
    Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? It’s the Left — liberals, left-wingers, socialists, commies, pinkos, the Noam Chomskys and Alec Baldwins and Barbra Streisands — that hates America. But the Right – good old flag-waving patriotic God Bless America conservatives? How could they possibly be anti-American? It sounds ridiculous. Yet whatever sense or nonsense it makes, anti-Americanism is seeping into the entire conservative movement and is threatening to splinter it into pieces. I’m not talking about the racist nuts, the white supremacists and militia types. I’m talking about mainstream heartland conservatives. Howard Phillips, head of the famed Conservative Caucus, is...
  • No Wonder America Has So Many Enemies (So says a conservative – a paleoconservative, that is)

    09/28/2003 10:28:22 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 51 replies · 410+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | September 28, 2003 | Eric Margolis
    President Bill Clinton was impeached by a Republican-controlled Congress for lying about sex. President George W. Bush and aides lied the United States into a stupid, unnecessary colonial war that has so far killed more than 305 Americans and seriously wounded more than 1,400. It has also cost many thousands of Iraqi dead, and $1 billion US weekly. Lying about sex is an impeachable offence; lying the nation into war apparently is not. I was no Clinton fan, but give me his iffy morals any day over Bush's Mussolini-like strutting. Sen. Edward Kennedy is absolutely correct when he calls Bush's...