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  • He (Bush)'s a right-wing ideologue, not a true conservative

    03/12/2006 3:11:35 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 44 replies · 1,078+ views
    LAT ^ | March 12, 2006 | Jeffrey Hart
    The author, Jeffrey Hart,is a professor of English (emeritus) at Dartmouth College, a former speechwriter for presidents Reagan and Nixon and, most recently, the author of "The Making of the American Conservative. ==== William F. Buckley Jr. has defined conservatism as "the politics of reality." Ideology is the enemy of conservatism because it edits, omits or ignores reality. George W. Bush is an ideologue. Iraq is commonly said to be the centerpiece of Bush's presidency. The United States invaded Iraq because Saddam Hussein supposedly possessed weapons of mass destruction. But nearly three years after the invasion, no such weapons have...
  • What did India give us [Answer-a rabbit, but we traded a horse]

    03/09/2006 6:10:49 PM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies · 972+ views
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | March 8, 2006 | Pat Buchanan
    Standing beside Pervez Musharraf, an ally in the war on terror, President Bush explained how he told him Pakistan would not be getting the same aid in developing peaceful nuclear power that Bush had just promised to India: "I explained that Pakistan and India are different countries with different needs and different histories. So as we proceed forward, our strategy will take in effect those well-known differences." Bush was bluntly saying India is a democracy we can trust not to spread nuclear technology, but we're not sure we trust you. After all, your boy A.Q. Khan was running a Home...
  • Cultural Warmongers

    03/08/2006 4:46:43 PM PST · by Daralundy · 40 replies · 666+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | March 13, 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Picking a fight with a faith 1.3 billion strong If you wish to get along with a man, you do not insult his faith. And if you seek to persuade devout Muslims that al-Qaeda is our enemy, not Islam, you do not condone with silence insults to the faith of a billion people. Understanding this, President Bush ceased to call the war on terror a “crusade.” Visiting a mosque, he removed his shoes. He has hosted White House gatherings for the breaking of the fast at the end of Ramadan. He sent Karen Hughes to the State Department to improve...
  • How Economic News is Spun (Worst-Economy-Since-Great-Depression Alert)

    03/03/2006 10:09:19 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 56 replies · 1,273+ views
    NewsMax.Com ^ | 03/03/2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    How Economic News is Spun Paul Craig Roberts Friday, March 3, 2006 Readers ask me to reconcile the jobs and debt data that I report to them with the positive economic outlook and good news that comes to them from regular news sources. Some readers are being snide, but most are sincere. I am pleased to provide the explanation. First, let me give my reassurances that the numbers I report to you come straight from official U.S. government statistics. I do not massage the numbers or rework them in any way. I cannot assure you that the numbers are perfectly...
  • U.S. Economic Reality Is Dire (Paul Craig Roberts off his meds alert)

    03/02/2006 12:17:39 PM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 44 replies · 899+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Feb. 19, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Who can forget the neocons' claim that under their leadership America creates its own reality? Remember the neocons' Iraq reality – a "cakewalk" war? After three years of combat, thousands of casualties and cost estimated at over $1 trillion, real reality must still compete with the White House spin machine. One might think that the Iraq experience would restore sober judgment to policymakers. Alas, neocon reality has spread everywhere. It has infected the media and the new Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, who just gave Congress an upbeat report on the economy. The robust economy, he declared, could soon lead...
  • When Bush-Worlds Collide

    02/28/2006 9:15:56 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 30 replies · 689+ views
    Human Events ^ | February.28, 2006 | Pat Buchanan
    While the father remained ever skeptical of "the vision thing," the son has several visions to guide his presidency. The first might be called Davos World. It is a globalist and utopian vision. In it, mankind, following the Bush principles and policies of free trade and open borders, advances inexorably to the new world of interconnectedness and interdependence. It is a world where the old concerns about rust belts and trade deficits do not matter. For it makes no difference where goods are produced, as we are all integrating into a Global Economy. The second vision is grimmer. It might...
  • Aprčs Alan, Le Deluge? (Buchanan Alert)

    02/26/2006 3:43:27 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 85 replies · 1,489+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 02/27/06 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    -snip- Dissenters say our prosperity is hollow. While the economy appears healthy, a disease is eating away inside, a disease that Dr. Greenspan has been treating with oxycontin. The chairman, they say, was a friend to presidents and kept them happy and himself in power by the greatest expansion of money and credit in history. And just as the easy-money Fed policies of the Hoover-Coolidge era led to the crash of ’29, a day of reckoning is ahead. -snip-
  • Churchill, Hitler and Newt

    02/21/2006 11:44:01 AM PST · by Courdeleon02 · 56 replies · 1,098+ views
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | February 20, 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    <p>You can always tell when the War Party wants a new war. They will invariably trot out the Argumentum ad Hitlerum.</p> <p>Before the 1991 Gulf War, Saddam had become "the Hitler of Arabia," though he had only conquered a sandbox half the size of Denmark. Milosevic then became the "Hitler of the Balkans," though he had lost Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia, was struggling to hold Bosnia and Kosovo, and had defeated no one.</p>
  • Pat Buchanan : America's Hollow Prosperity

    02/15/2006 10:42:45 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 1,170 replies · 9,962+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 02/15/2006 | Patrick Buchanan
    Our hollow prosperity-------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 15, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern PATRICK BUCHANAN © 2006 Creators Syndicate Inc. Now that the U.S. trade deficit for 2005 has come in at $726 billion, the fourth straight all-time record, a question arises. What constitutes failure for a free-trade policy? Or is there no such thing? Is free trade simply right no matter the results? Last year, the United States ran a $202 billion trade deficit with China, the largest ever between two nations. We ran all-time record trade deficits with OPEC, the European Union, Japan, Canada and Latin America. The $50 billion deficit...
  • JOB DISINFORMATION FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES (ignoring the devastation of outsourcing)

    02/10/2006 9:53:35 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 485 replies · 4,108+ views
    creators ^ | Feb 9 06 | Paul C Roberts
    On Friday, Feb. 3, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the nonfarm payroll jobs report for January. New York Times reporter Vikas Bajaj wrote an upbeat news story, obviously based on a Labor Department press release rather than any study of the BLS report. If the rosy view of Ethan Harris, chief economist for Lehman Brothers, is typical, Wall Street has no more idea than Bajaj of what the jobs report really says. The export and import-competitive sectors of the U.S. economy have been tanking for a long time. To keep the story manageable, let's just go back to January...
  • Secularist stupidity and religious wars

    02/08/2006 3:22:05 PM PST · by CWOJackson · 24 replies · 616+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb 8, 2006 | pat buchanan
    That demagogues and agitators are exploiting those cartoons of Muhammad to advance a war of civilizations and expel Europeans from the Middle East seems undeniable. But that does not excuse the paralyzing stupidity of that Danish paper in running those cartoons – or the arrogant irresponsibility of European newspapers in plastering those cartoons all over their front pages. The storm first broke last September, when Jyllands-Posten published 12 caricatures of Muhammad, including a lampoon of the prophet with a terrorist bomb as a turban. In the Islamic faith, any depiction of the face of Muhammad is forbidden. The Danish paper...
  • Bristling defiance -- in retreat

    02/08/2006 3:28:02 PM PST · by CWOJackson · 44 replies · 730+ views
    The American Cause ^ | Feb 3, 2006 | pat buchanan
    "The road of isolationism and protectionism may seem broad and inviting, yet it ends in danger and decline," railed President Bush in his State of the Union. Again and again, Bush returned to his theme. " America rejects the false comfort of isolationism ... "Isolationism would not only tie our hands in fighting enemies, it would keep us from helping our friends in desperate need ... "American leaders from Roosevelt to Truman to Kennedy to Reagan rejected isolation and retreat." Why would a president use his State of the Union to lash out at a school of foreign policy thought...
  • Rank Ignorance Fails(Paul Craig Roberts barf alert)

    02/02/2006 2:24:48 PM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 90 replies · 1,352+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | February 2, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    In keeping with its established role as purveyor of disinformation, Fox "News" talking head Brit Hume misreported Fox's own poll. On the Jan. 26 "Special Report," Hume said that 51 percent of Americans "would now support" air strikes on Iran. What the poll found is that if diplomacy fails, 51 percent would support air strikes. Can we be optimistic and assume that the American public would not regard an orchestrated failure by the Bush administration as a true diplomatic failure? Alas, we cannot expect too much from a population in thrall to disinformation. The "evidence" that Iran is pursuing nuclear...
  • Bristling Defiance -- In Retreat

    02/03/2006 6:20:19 AM PST · by RepublicNewbie · 8 replies · 322+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 2/3/06 | Pat Buchanan
    "The road of isolationism and protectionism may seem broad and inviting, yet it ends in danger and decline," railed President Bush in his State of the Union. Again and again, Bush returned to his theme. "America rejects the false comfort of isolationism. ... "Isolationism would not only tie our hands in fighting enemies, it would keep us from helping our friends in desperate need. ... "American leaders from Roosevelt to Truman to Kennedy to Reagan rejected isolation and retreat." Why would a president use his State of the Union to lash out at a school of foreign policy thought that...
  • Bush Is Running Out of Alibis

    02/02/2006 9:14:17 PM PST · by boryeulb · 87 replies · 5,441+ views
    HumanEventsOnline.com ^ | Feb 3, 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "The road of isolationism and protectionism may seem broad and inviting, yet it ends in danger and decline," railed President Bush in his State of the Union. Again and again, Bush returned to his theme. "America rejects the false comfort of isolationism. ... "Isolationism would not only tie our hands in fighting enemies, it would keep us from helping our friends in desperate need. ... "American leaders from Roosevelt to Truman to Kennedy to Reagan rejected isolation and retreat." Why would a president use his State of the Union to lash out at a school of foreign policy thought that...
  • Buchanan defends foreign aid – for Hamas

    02/01/2006 10:09:49 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 280 replies · 4,385+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 02/01/2006 | Patrick Buchanan
    Buchanan defends foreign aid – for Hamas-------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 1, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Creators Syndicate Inc. Ever since President Bush, sometime after 9-11, converted to neoconservatism, his Middle East policy has suffered from the triple defects of that subspecies of the Right: hubris, ideology and immaturity. Neoconservatives see the world as they wish it to be, not as it is. Like teenagers, they act on impulse and rail against the counsel of experience. "Often clever, never wise," Russell Kirk said of the breed. Repeatedly, Bush was warned by traditional conservatives that to send a U.S. army to...
  • Does Bush Doctrine lead to Islamism? [US needs to talk to Hamas]

    01/29/2006 6:40:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 80 replies · 1,681+ views
    Pittsurghlive ^ | January 28, 2006 | Pat Buchanan
    The neoconservatives who dreamed up the Bush Doctrine -- promoting "democracy" would be the U.S. mission in the Middle East -- may be about to hold yet another "Seconds Thoughts" conference. Certainly, Israel must be having second thoughts on the folly of having yielded to U.S. pressure and allowed Hamas to participate in elections. For Hamas, which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel and employs suicide-bomb attacks on civilians, has just won a sweeping political and moral victory in Palestine. Freedom and democracy are on the march, says President Bush. Perhaps. But there is no doubt Islamism is on...
  • Guilty When Charged

    12/28/2005 7:44:08 PM PST · by A. Pole · 139 replies · 2,205+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | Wednesday, December 28, 2005 | Paul Craig Roberts
    While enjoying the Christmas season in the comfort of your home, take a minute to say a prayer for the wrongfully convicted. American prisons are full of wrongfully convicted persons. Many were coerced into admitting to crimes they did not commit by prosecutors’ threats to pile on more charges. Others were convicted by false testimony from criminals bribed by prosecutors, who exchanged dropped charges or reduced sentences for false testimony against defendants. Not all the wrongfully convicted are poor. Some are wealthy and prominent people targeted by corrupt prosecutors seeking a celebrity case in order to boost their careers. Until...
  • Clarifications on the Case for Free Trade

    12/10/2005 1:15:33 PM PST · by A. Pole · 26 replies · 590+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | Saturday, January 10, 2004 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Free trade has necessary conditions. Today these conditions are not met. This point has escaped Joe Salerno and George Reisman (both writing on Mises.org), as it has a vast number of other people. The case for free trade is based on David Ricardo’s principle of comparative advantage. Ricardo addressed the question how trade could take place between country A and country B (England and Portugal in his example) if country B was more efficient in the production of tradable goods (cloth and wine in his example) than A. In other words, if Portugal could produce both cloth and wine at lower cost than...
  • US Orders Syria To Do the Impossible

    01/26/2006 8:17:19 AM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 32 replies · 1,777+ views
    ChamPress ^ | Jan 26,2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Is there a person anywhere in the world who still thinks there is an ounce of sanity in the Bush administration? If so, let that person read John Bolton’s orders to Syria in the January 24 online edition of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. [UN Security Council calls on Syria to comply with Lebanon By The Associated Press] Bolton is Bush’s unconfirmed ambassador to the United Nations. Bolton, a neoconservative warmonger, has managed to get the UN Security Council on January 23 to instruct Syria to disband and disarm the Lebanese militias. Bolton says, "I hope in Damascus they read it...