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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 antiwar.com’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
    InsideCatholic.com ^ | 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 RedState.com 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
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 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
    Politico.com ^ | 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 middleeast.org ^ | 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 | NewsMax.com 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, Frontpagemag.com, 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 LewRockwell.com – 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 LaksinFrontPageMagazine.com | 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 LewRockwell.com, 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"...