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  • Buchanan Declares Iraq "Wrong War in the Wrong Place"

    09/15/2003 7:18:55 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 98 replies · 316+ views
    WND.com ^ | 09-15-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Wrong war in the wrong place Posted: September 15, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In making the case for staying the course in Iraq, the White House has begun invoking the specters of Somalia and Lebanon. What happened there? In 1983, after 241 U.S. Marines were massacred in a truck bombing at the Beirut barracks, President Reagan pulled all the Marines out. In 1993, when 18 Army Rangers lost their lives in the "Black Hawk Down" firefight in Mogadishu, President Clinton pulled all U.S. forces out of Somalia. We cut and ran, say the president's men....
  • Prestowitz Attacks Neocons from the right in World Council PBS Broadcast

    08/19/2003 12:27:50 AM PDT · by risk · 25 replies · 294+ views
    Economic Strategy Institute's Clyde Prestowitz Title Media Options Rogue Nation: American Unilateralism and the Failure of Good Intentions (Meet the Author) Date: 07/21/03 Speaker(s): Clyde Prestowitz Description: Examining the erosion of goodwill toward the United States, Prestowitz lays out a scathing criticism of American foreign policy. He insists that America's intentions are usually good, and that the world admires Americans when they live up to their own ideals. However, according to Prestowitz, the world is able to see, with glaring clarity, some of the hypocrisies of American foreign policy and this is a primary source of resentment. Duration: 01:08:09...
  • Unpatriotic Conservatives -- A war against America. MANDATORY READ -- DETAILS PALEOCONSERVATIVES

    07/24/2003 11:10:24 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 276 replies · 2,561+ views
    National Review On-Line ^ | March 19, 2003 | David Frum
    Unpatriotic ConservativesA war against America. David Frum March 19, 2003 9:30 a.m. EDITOR'S NOTE: This piece appears in the April 7, 2003, issue of National Review. "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 rom 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...
  • To Heck With Liberia! Howard Dean falls into the liberal 'humanitarian' trap

    07/07/2003 8:23:12 AM PDT · by Antiwar Republican · 24 replies · 499+ views
    Antiwar.com ^ | 7/7/03 | Justin Raimondo
    TO HECK WITH LIBERIA!Howard Dean falls into the liberal 'humanitarian' trap Of all places for the U.S. to intervene militarily, why oh why does it have to be Liberia? I'll tell you why: political correctness. Liberia, you see, gives us a chance to "liberate" a country populated by blacks, and, furthermore, one that was supposedly founded by "freed slaves." So, you see, America is the "mother country," in this case, and we have an obligation to bail out the Liberians, who are really, in a sense, long-lost Americans. Except that none of these assertions are true.Liberia was founded, not by...
  • When is a conservative not a conservative?

    05/29/2003 12:34:19 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 175+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2003 | William Rusher
    A recent letter of mine in National Review seems to have touched a raw nerve. The subject was David Frum's recent article in the magazine, in which he condemned various conservatives for turning against their party, their president and their country in opposing the war on Iraq. Among those he criticized was Robert Novak. In my letter, I took exception to Frum's description of his targets as "unpatriotic," but analyzed separately their alleged deviations from conservative principles. Regarding Novak, I wrote: "Robert Novak's differences with the administration, and with most conservatives, center on Middle Eastern policy. There is nothing wrong...
  • Bush, Religion, and War

    05/07/2003 8:21:56 PM PDT · by ValenB4 · 23 replies · 260+ views
    Joe Sobran ^ | 4/22/03 | Joe Sobrn
    Bush, Religion, and War April 22, 2003 The hawks got their war, but it came at a heavy cost to America’s image and reputation in the world. As they tell it, France, Germany, and Russia were the petulant spoilers who tried to ruin the party. But this ignores the war’s huge unpopularity nearly everywhere, not so much with governments (which can be bullied and bribed) as with ordinary people. It also ignores the real spoiler: Pope John Paul II, who, in his measured words, made his own opposition to the war very clear. Robert L. Bartley of the Wall Street...
  • All Against All (On the paleo- vs. neo-conservative debate)

    04/27/2003 12:31:21 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 95 replies · 505+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | April 10, 2003 | Charles R. Kesler
    -snip- The second major split within modern conservatism involves the Straussians in a rather different way. For over a decade, the clashes between Harry Jaffa and such partisans of the Confederate cause as Willmoore Kendall and M. E. Bradford have marked the forward lines of the North-South controversy. Jaffa has defended the hallowed ground of reason, equality (of natural rights), Abraham Lincoln, and the Union; Bradford has taken his stand on behalf of tradition, inequality, John C. Calhoun, and states' rights. Recently, new armies have entered the field. The dispute between "paleo-conservatives" and "neo-conservatives" has generated not only smoke and...
  • 'Neocons' get boost in defeat of Saddam

    04/26/2003 11:28:41 PM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 278+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/27/03 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    <p>The swift military defeat of the Iraqi regime by U.S.-led forces represents a dramatic foreign policy victory for the evolving worldview called "neoconservatism."</p> <p>"Neoconservative ideas have penetrated very deeply and have tremendous influence," said Michael Joyce, who from the late 1970s until his retirement last year was the most powerful financial backer of the movement.</p>
  • War Still a Bad Idea - Charley Reese

    04/25/2003 6:07:17 AM PDT · by WoofDog123 · 115 replies · 309+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 25APR03 | Charley Reese
    One can't help but admire the young men and women in the armed forces. It's not only their courage and competence in the military arts that sparks the admiration, but their basic goodness and compassion, which are not to be found in any other army in the world. Clearly, they are better people than their political leaders. One also has to sympathize with the almost unendurable pain experienced by the families who have lost loved ones. As of this writing, 123 young Americans have died in Iraq, and, unfortunately, as long as they stay there, more of them will die....
  • The New Conservative Divide: Paleocons versus Neocons

    04/21/2003 8:55:51 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 183 replies · 3,253+ views
    AmericanDaily.com ^ | Mon Apr 21, 2003 | Rachel Alexander
    The split between neoconservatives and paleoconservatives over the Iraq war goes deeper than many realize. Their differences on ethnic issues are threatening to become the biggest internal battle conservatives will face this decade. Modern conservatism has generally encompassed multiple forms. Over the last half of the 20th century, each decade has contained at least two identifiable strains of conservatism. The 1950’s saw the onset of modern conservatism, beginning with William F. Buckley’s intellectual National Review, which established conservatism as a force against communism and its milder American counterpart, the New Deal. It was an international conservatism, unlike the establishment conservatism...
  • Buchanan-Style Conservatism is a Relic of the Past

    04/20/2003 9:44:22 AM PDT · by Brian S · 86 replies · 441+ views
    Washington Dispatch ^ | 04-21-03 | Uriah Kriegel
    The outcome of the war in Iraq seems to have vindicated the conservative argument for the war. But as conservatives celebrate this well-deserved political victory, it is important to remember that not all conservatives supported the idea of ridding the world of Saddam’s regime. Pat Buchanan and his fellow paleo-conservatives at the American Conservative were as staunchly opposed to the war as the anti-war Left. Buchanan’s analysis, canvassed in detail on the pages of the American Conservative, had a particular twist which generated something of a mini-controversy. The mini-controversy was focused on whether Buchanan’s was an anti-Semitic argument. But the...
  • An un-American conservative

    04/14/2003 12:36:11 PM PDT · by yonif · 86 replies · 396+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 13, 2003 | IRVING LOUIS HOROWITZ
    For Patrick Buchanan, the real political divide is between the 'New World Order Party' and the 'America First' party For the past two decades it has become apparent that an implosion has taken place within the ranks of American conservatism - that ideological tendency which emphasizes liberty over equality, national interest over global commitments, and moral principles over pragmatic policies. For once we move from the abstract to the concrete, the weakness of this ideology, as indeed all ideology, begins to show. Real interests trump general guides. In the case of the rift between "paleo" and "neo" conservatives, common animosities...
  • An un-American conservative

    04/13/2003 5:41:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies · 205+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4-11-03 | Irving Louis Horowitz
    For Patrick Buchanan, the real political divide is between the 'New World Order Party' and the 'America First' party For the past two decades it has become apparent that an implosion has taken place within the ranks of American conservatism - that ideological tendency which emphasizes liberty over equality, national interest over global commitments, and moral principles over pragmatic policies. For once we move from the abstract to the concrete, the weakness of this ideology, as indeed all ideology, begins to show. Real interests trump general guides. In the case of the rift between "paleo" and "neo" conservatives, common animosities...
  • A strategic blunder? (Can you say "barf"?)

    04/04/2003 6:03:08 AM PST · by JimRed · 31 replies · 85+ views
    Townhall.com | April 3, 2003 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Despite stiff and unexpected Iraqi resistance, the U.S. invasion of Iraq is likely to succeed in toppling Saddam Hussein -- and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Bush, the Republican Party and American neoconservatives. Wars have unintended consequences as well as unexpected developments. The White House, the Pentagon, our troops and the public were surprised that Saddam Hussein did not "collapse after the first whiff of gunpowder," as Richard Perle, the principle architect of the war, had optimistically predicted. The promised "cakewalk" quickly bogged down into a stalemate, and other major setbacks have occurred. The Pentagon has been sobered by...
  • Take it Back!

    03/27/2003 12:49:53 PM PST · by political_chick · 185+ views
    Republican Daily News ^ | 03/27/03 | Paul Walfield
    It is time. All of us have watched with disgust and some with utter amazement, Americans marching, protesting and arguing against the right of America to defend herself from regimes and tyrants who possess weapons of mass destruction. Whether it is the Left or the so-called Paleo-Cons, their message is the same. America cannot remain a superpower; America needs to be brought down a notch. The media, the universities, the liberal think tanks, all proclaim that those in the world who wish us harm, those countries whose interests it would serve to see America no longer a leader, are correct...
  • National Review's Anathema Corner

    03/26/2003 1:01:17 PM PST · by The Irishman · 72 replies · 286+ views
    LewRockwell.com ^ | March 26, 2003 | J..P. Zmirik
    National Review’s Anathema Corner by J.P. Zmirak The spitball bombardiers of the imperialist "right" aren’t satisfied with imposing "democracy" abroad – they also want to stifle it here at home. The most serious attempt in recent weeks to silence discussion in American politics is David Frum’s cover story in the current National Review. If you haven’t slogged through it yet, it’s a compilation of all the most unfortunate things ever said – or almost said, or never said but possibly implied – by thinkers whom the ex-Canadian speechwriter broadly labels "paleoconservative." Rather than refute his charges point by point –...
  • WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? [Neocon / Paleocon respones to Frum's "Unpatriotic Conservatives"]

    03/26/2003 11:54:02 AM PST · by Maedhros · 232 replies · 1,278+ views
    nro ^ | MAR. 22, 2003 | David Frum et al
    The War At Home The number of emails I’ve received about my article on antiwar conservatives has just crossed the 350 mark. Of those, fewer than 10 have been negative. The sheer number of the messages prevents me from answering each one, but I’ve read them all and I’m grateful for each and every one of them. With the writers’ permission, I’ll quote a couple more to continue to give readers a sense of the reaction of their fellow-conservatives. “I read your piece on the "paleocons" and I can only imagine the vitriol you are going to take primarily because...
  • The Right Thing (ACU's Keene slams Frum over NR article)

    03/25/2003 6:54:01 PM PST · by GOPcapitalist · 139 replies · 347+ views
    American Conservative Union | 3/25 | David Keene
    Novak may be wrong, but he's a true patriot When a nation is at war, there's a tendency among those who support it to suspect that those who opposed it before the shooting started did so either because they were secretly biased in favor of the enemy or have somehow come to hate their own country. There is a corollary tendency among those who opposed war before it actually breaks out to rally round the troops, regardless of their real feelings about its wisdom. These tendencies are human and rational. Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle (S.D.), for example, who was...
  • PATRIOTIC CONSERVATIVES DURING “SHOCK AND AWE”

    03/26/2003 6:16:32 AM PST · by JohnGalt · 21 replies · 173+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 3/25/2003 | Thomas Fleming
    PATRIOTIC CONSERVATIVES DURING “SHOCK AND AWE” by Thomas Fleming March 25, 2003 How does a patriotic conservative behave when he believes his country has made a mistake by entering a war? “Politics ends at the water’s edge,” has been the conventional wisdom since the 1940’s. The statement was made by Senator Arthur Vandenberg, a Midwestern isolationist who signed on to FDR’s political adventurism and the postwar crusade against the Soviet Union. Vandenberg’s about-face is usually attributed to patriotism or Realpolitik. The reality turns out to be less noble: British intelligence agents set up the senator, who had a roving eye,...
  • Robert Novak: Wrong, But Still a Patriot: David Frum's analysis of Bob Novak went too far

    03/26/2003 5:02:47 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 22 replies · 238+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, March 26, 2003 | By David Keene
    Robert Novak: Wrong, But Still a PatriotBy David KeeneThe Hill | March 26, 2003 Novak may be wrong, but he’s a true patriotWhen a nation is at war, there’s a tendency among those who support it to suspect that those who opposed it before the shooting started did so either because they were secretly biased in favor of the enemy or have somehow come to hate their own country. There is a corollary tendency among those who opposed war before it actually breaks out to rally round the troops, regardless of their real feelings about its wisdom.These tendencies are human...
  • When the shooting starts, patriotism demands support of troops

    03/25/2003 8:42:17 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 7 replies · 83+ views
    Union Leader, Manchester, NH ^ | March 25, 2003 | Robert D. Novak
    ON THE DAY after President Bush delivered his ultimatum, Patrick J. Buchanan stopped debating the war. The former Presidential candidate and longtime adversary of the Bushes wrote that “patriotism commands that when American soldiers face death in the battle, the American people unite behind them.” On that very day, the country’s foremost conservative publication listed Buchanan among “leading figures in the anti-war movement (who) call themselves ‘conservatives’” but hate their country and want it to lose the war. To my astonishment, I was among them. David Frum, a Washington journalist, best-selling author and White House speechwriter early in this Bush...
  • Bound By Language – Pragmatic Conservatism Undermined

    03/24/2003 8:32:58 AM PST · by johnqueuepublic · 5 replies · 168+ views
    PipeBombNews ^ | March 24, 2003 | William A. Mayer
    Bound By Language – Pragmatic Conservatism Undermined By William A. Mayer In a thought provoking, April 7, 2003 NRO article Unpatriotic Conservatives David Frum includes Justin Raimondo in a list of unpatriotic anti-war conservatives. While I have a beef with many of those included in that list being labeled as conservative – populist throwback P.J. Buchanan among them [what was he thinking making Lenora Fulani his 2000 Campaign Co-Chair?] - I hurl at the mere mention of Justin Raimondo, even in this company. Not because he is incorrectly characterized as being unpatriotic - he most certainly is - but...
  • When the shooting starts (Novak responds to Frum)

    03/24/2003 7:27:47 AM PST · by CoolGuyVic · 40 replies · 1,693+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 3/24/03 | Robert Novak
    When the shooting starts March 24, 2003 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST On the day after President Bush delivered his ultimatum, Patrick J. Buchanan stopped debating the war. The former presidential candidate and longtime adversary of the Bushes wrote that ''patriotism commands that when American soldiers face death in the battle, the American people unite behind them.'' On that very day, the country's foremost conservative publication listed Buchanan among ''leading figures in the anti-war movement [who] call themselves 'conservatives' '' but hate their country and want it to lose the war. To my astonishment, I was among them. David Frum,...
  • Unpatriotic Conservatives: The ugliness, arrogance and intransigence of the antiwar Right.

    03/25/2003 5:21:10 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 157+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Tuesday, March 25, 2003 | David Frum
    Unpatriotic ConservativesBy David FrumNational Review | March 25, 2003 "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 rom 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...