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  • Sobran: My Obsession with Jews [for all who mistakenly think he is a valuable contributor]

    10/30/2003 8:04:40 AM PST · by Chancellor Palpatine · 254 replies · 4,697+ views
    Federal Observer ^ | maybe 10/30/03 | Joe Sobran
    <p>Now and then I get letters and e-mail messages asking why I am so "obsessed" with Jews and Israel. The question amuses me. It would be one thing if I often wrote about Mali, or Honduras, or Borneo, or any other nation or country most people remember only as a name from geography class.</p>
  • Whose War? (Israel’s “amen corner” has plans for America to fight many wars in the Middle East.)

    03/11/2003 1:14:12 PM PST · by quidnunc · 138 replies · 1,403+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | March 24, 2003 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    A neoconservative clique seeks to ensnare our country in a series of wars that are not in America’s interest. The War Party may have gotten its war. But it has also gotten something it did not bargain for. Its membership lists and associations have been exposed and its motives challenged. In a rare moment in U.S. journalism, Tim Russert put this question directly to Richard Perle: “Can you assure American viewers … that we’re in this situation against Saddam Hussein and his removal for American security interests? And what would be the link in terms of Israel?” Suddenly, the Israeli...
  • Behind the Crack-up of the Right

    08/14/2014 7:20:17 AM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | August 14, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    In introducing his new book, Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America, Paul Gottfried identifies a fundamental divide between neoconservatives and the traditional right. The divide is over the question: What is this nation, America? Straussians, writes Gottfried, “wish to present the construction of government as an open-ended rationalist process. All children of the Enlightenment, once properly instructed, should be able to carry out this … task.” For traditional conservatives, before the nation is born, ”ethnic and cultural preconditions” must exist. All “successful constitutional orders,” he writes, “are the expressions of already formed nations and cultures.” To the old...
  • EXCLUSIVE:Cindy Sheehan Blasts Democrats,Media Hypocrites On Syria

    09/05/2013 6:30:47 AM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies ^ | 09/05/2013 | n/a
    The famed Bush era anti-war protester has all but disappeared now that President Obama is in power, so WISN's Dan O'Donnell tracked her down to see what she had to say about intervention in Syria and the utter hypocrisy of the supposedly peace-loving media and Democratic Party.
  • Kucinich: Syria Strike Would Turn US Into 'Al Qaeda's Air Force'

    08/27/2013 8:30:49 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Airstrikes on Syria would turn the U.S. military into “al Qaeda's air force,” former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) told The Hill. The outspoken anti-war activist said any such action would plunge the United States into another war in the Middle East and embolden Islamist militants fighting Bashar Assad's regime. “So what, we're about to become Al Qaeda's air force now?” Kucinich said.
  • Chomsky: An Attack On Syria Without UN Support Is A War Crime

    09/02/2013 8:23:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies ^ | September 02, 2013
    Professor Noam Chomsky says even with congressional approval, an attack on Syria without UN support is a war crime. “As international support for Obama’s decision to attack Syria has collapsed, along with the credibility of government claims, the administration has fallen back on a standard pretext for war crimes when all else fails: the credibility of the threats of the self-designated policeman of the world,” Chomsky told HuffPost in an email.
  • Farrakhan Slams Possible US Intervention In Syria

    09/02/2013 1:57:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 64 replies ^ | September 2, 2013
    Minister Louis Farrakhan, the national leader of the Nation of Islam, addressed “America’s Errant Foreign Policy” in the 34th installment of his weekly YouTube address, “The Time and What Must Be Done,” specifically challenging the Obama administration’s call for military intervention in Syria. “Based on America’s history of false flag operations, great doubt exists as to the truth of whether the Syrian government is in fact responsible for the use of chemical weapons or is America responsible through the use of her proxies,” the fiery NOI leader questioned. “What would Syria have to gain by using chemical weapons to cause...
  • Talk, don't bomb, former UN officials urge in appeal on Syria

    09/02/2013 2:17:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | September 2, 2013
    Former high-ranking UN officials urged the United States and others Monday to refrain from bombing Syria over a devastating chemical attack, and instead work harder to broker a political solution in the war-torn country. Former deputy chief of the United Nations Hans-Christof von Sponeck launched the appeal in Swiss daily Le Temps' online edition, with support from his former UN colleagues Denis Halliday, Said Zulficar, Samir Radwan and Samir Basta. "True courage does not consist in sending in cruise consists in radically breaking from this murderous logic," wrote von Sponeck, who coordinated the UN's humanitarian actions in Iraq from...
  • 'The Middle East is a powder keg, and the fire is approaching': Assad says

    09/02/2013 2:18:43 PM PDT · by John W · 15 replies ^ | September 2, 2013 | Daniel Arkin
    Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has largely remained in the shadows amid allegations that his regime killed more than 1,000 people in a chemical weapons attack, claimed in an interview with a French newspaper that his accusers — including the White House and the French government — have no evidence. "Anyone accusing must give proof," Assad told Le Figaro in interview excerpts published online Monday. "We have challenged the United States and France to come forward with a single proof." When asked how he would respond to potential military strikes against key Syrian targets, Assad suggested that the region will...
  • Imran Khan condemns Obama's stance on Syria

    09/02/2013 2:30:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies ^ | September 2, 2013
    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan condemned US Barack Obama’s decision to consider carrying out a military strike in Syria on Monday. A suspected chemical attack near Damascus on August 21 is said to have killed hundreds. The Syrian government has denied any involvement and has instead accused rebel forces for the attacks. Khan said that the issue of whether the Syrian government used chemical weapons in the Damascus attacks needs to be investigated by UN inspectors and action taken on the basis of UN reports should be in accordance with United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The PTI Chairman said,...
  • Syria minister: US strike on Syria 'would benefit al-Qaeda'

    09/02/2013 7:14:35 AM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | Sept 2, 2013 | BBC
    Speaking to the BBC's Jeremy Bowen, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said terrorism would flourish everywhere if the US attacked Syria Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad also told the BBC that armed groups backed by America - not Syrian troops - had used chemical weapons. The US says it has evidence that Damascus used the nerve agent sarin in a deadly attack in August Mr Mekdad told the BBC's Jeremy Bowen in Damascus: "Any attack against Syria is support for al-Qaeda and its affiliates, whether Jabat al-Nusra or the State of Islam in Syria and Iraq." Jabat al-Nusra...
  • Alan Grayson: 'Not Even Clear It Was a Chemical Attack' in Syria [video]

    08/30/2013 5:37:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies ^ | 8-29-2013 | Breitbart-TV
    [video] On CNN's The Lead, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) explains his opposition to U.S. military intervention in Syria's civil war: "It's not even clear it was a chemical attack. If it was a chemical attack, then the residue left on the clothing of victims would have poisoned other people. That hasn't happened."
  • Galloway Caught Lying to Parliament Over Syria Comments

    08/30/2013 4:42:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 8/30/2013, 6:15 AM | Elad Benari
    A week after accusing Israel of giving Al-Qaeda chemical weapons to use against civilians in Syria, British MP George Galloway was caught lying about his remarks during a debate in Parliament. … On Thursday, during a debate in the British Parliament on whether to take part in a military offensive against Syria, Galloway was challenged by Matthew Offord, a representative of Hendon in North London. Offord said he had received several e-mails from constituents on Galloway’s hateful remarks, then said, “I would find that very hard to believe that the honorable member said that, so would he like to take...
  • Syria Does Not Satisfy the Powell Doctrine

    08/29/2013 6:05:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | August 29, 2013 | Larry Elder
    President Barack Obama said that an introduction of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war would constitute a "red line" with "enormous consequences" that "would change [his] calculus." That was a year ago. This past March, Obama said, "We will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people, or the transfer of those weapons to terrorists. ... We will hold [Bashar al-Assad] accountable." Credible sources -- including Britain, France and U.S. intelligence agencies -- accuse the Syrian government of using chemical weapons on two or more occasions, once last December and possibly twice during March. Obama took...
  • Will The US Intervene In Syria? (Chris Hayes & Amy Goodman Agree On Need For Congressional Approval

    08/31/2013 9:20:39 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    Chris Hayes discusses the United States considering military action in Syria with former Congressman Tom Perriello, Amy Goodman, host of "Democracy Now!" and Eli Lake, senior national security correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
  • Former President Carter warns US action on Syria without UN backing 'illegal'

    08/30/2013 10:24:47 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/30/13 (11:52 AM ET) | Julian Pecquet
    Former president Carter on Friday came out strongly against military action in Syria without the United Nation's blessing. "Punitive Action" without a mandate from the U.N. Security Council or "broad support from NATO and the Arab League" would be illegal under international law and unlikely to alter the course of the war,"... ...
  • Iran army chief warns ‘Zionists will burn’ if US attacks Syria

    08/28/2013 1:31:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies ^ | August 28, 2013
    Amid increasingly hostile threats from Syria and Iran that Israel will be attacked if the US carries out an anticipated punitive strike against the regime of President Bashar Assad for its chemical weapons use, Israel reportedly sent messages to Damascus via third parties Wednesday warning Assad that any attack will be met with a forceful IDF response. Iran’s leaders also issued warnings Wednesday to the United States over military intervention against their Syrian ally. Iran’s chief of staff Hassan Firouzabadi was quoted by Israel’s Channel 2 Wednesday declaring that “if the US attacks, the Zionists will burn,” and an Iranian...
  • Fatah official: Military action in Syria only serves Israel

    08/28/2013 1:55:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies ^ | August 28, 2013
    RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Senior Fatah official Abbas Zaki said Wednesday that military action against Syria targets all Arabs and only serves the interests of Israel. "Despite our opposition to using chemical weapons by groups that want to create excuses to destroy Syria, we are sure that the West will use this as an excuse to intervene in Syrian affairs," Zaki told Ma'an. Syria can play a pivotal role in regional security and leaders must end the crisis through peaceful means, he said. The Fatah central committee member also accused the United States of a double standard policy towards Israel, which...
  • Anti-war Democrats speak up on Syria

    08/28/2013 2:20:58 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies ^ | August 28, 2013 | REID J. EPSTEIN and SEUNG MIN KIM
    Anti-war Democrats in Congress are getting the band back together. Democrats who made their names opposing the Iraq war are not staying silent as a president of their own party prepares to attack Syria. But they’re not exactly demanding that President Barack Obama stand down from launching airstrikes in the country. Like many Republican lawmakers, they want Congress to authorize any military action there, and are urging the administration to allow a healthy debate on the proper U.S. role — if any — in the dangerous country. But their criticism, at this point, falls short of total condemnation. The anti-war...
  • Castro warns of ‘gravest consequences’ in Syria - US preparing ‘genocide against the Arab people’

    08/28/2013 2:49:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies ^ | August 29, 2013 | Peter Orsi
    “I am compelled to write because very soon grave things will happen,” Castro wrote. “In our time, no more than 10 or 15 years go by without the human race being in danger of extinction.” “The Empire’s Navy and Air Force and their allies are preparing to begin a genocide against the Arab people,” he added. .... Cuba’s Foreign Ministry also criticized Washington and its allies on Syria on Wednesday. “An aggression against Syria would provoke the gravest consequences for the already troubled Middle East region,” it said in a statement. “It would constitute a flagrant violation of the principles...
  • Newt Gingrich: Stay out of Syrian Civil War

    08/27/2013 3:55:42 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/13 | Newt Gingrich
    News that the United States is considering a military strike on Syria in response to the Bashar al-Assad regime's suspected use of chemical weapons suggests we could soon see an American bombing campaign on the war-torn country. The atrocities that took place in Syria recently, such as those that have been taking place there for almost two years, are deplorable and inhuman. Before bombing Syria over the regime's latest crimes, however, we should stand back and ask, "And then what?"....
  • Venezuela President Warns Against Attack on Syria

    08/27/2013 4:52:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 27, 2013
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says any outside military action taken against Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons on its own citizens could lead to a "disastrous war." Maduro is a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and made the comment Tuesday while visiting a Russian warship in Venezuela's La Guaira port.
  • Dennis Kucinich says attack on Syria will make U.S. "al-Qaida's air force" (Does MSNBC & CNN agree?

    08/28/2013 7:27:04 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 8/28/2013 (8:17 am) | Sabrina Eaton
    Former Cleveland congressman Dennis Kucinich, who has met repeatedly with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, was quoted yesterday in a Capitol Hill newspaper as saying that a U.S. military strike on Syria would turn the U.S. military into "al Qaida's air force." ...
  • Kucinich: Striking Syria Will Make U.S. Military ‘Al-Qaeda’s Air Force’

    08/27/2013 4:08:39 PM PDT · by opentalk · 67 replies
    national review ^ | August 27, 2013 | Sterling Beard
    ... “So what, we’re about to become al-Qaeda’s air force now?” Kucinich sarcastically asked The Hill. He went on to warn against attempting to “minimize” an intervention by terming it a “targeted strike.” Such a strike, he said, would still constitute an act of war. Kucinich also blasted the Obama administration for “rushing” into what he said could become a third world war, and he cast doubt on reports by rebels of governmental forces using chemical weapons. He declared that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was a “pretext.” “The verdict is in before the facts have been gathered,”...
  • Kucinich: Striking Syria Will Make U.S. Military ‘Al-Qaeda’s Air Force’

    08/27/2013 5:02:34 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 27th, 2013 | Sterling Beard
    Former congressman Dennis Kucinich (D., Ohio) said today that striking Syria would turn the United States military into “al-Qaeda’s air force.” Kucinich, who voted against the Iraq War and campaigned for the Democratic nomination for president in 2004 and 2008, lambasted the idea that Obama could act without congressional authorization, which he said would be a violation of the Constitution. He also warned that intervening in Syria would entangle the United States in another war in the Middle East and encourage Islamists who are fighting the forces of Syrian president Bashar Assad. “So what, we’re about to become al-Qaeda’s air...
  • Pat Buchanan: WikiLeaks and Supporters Will Take Down the 'American Empire'(Video)

    12/13/2010 7:19:04 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    We knew what was disclosed by WikiLeaks wasn’t good, but does it mean the end of United States global supremacy? According to MSNBC’s Pat Buchanan, that will be the fallout from reputed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s latest document dump and the backlash of his arrest in the United Kingdom. Buchanan offered that dire assessment on the Dec. 12 broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group.” “What you got is an anarchic attack on American diplomacy,” Buchanan said. “Anarchic attack – by young people, very talented, want to destroy America’s position and destroy America diplomacy and frankly disarm America.” ...more (w/video)...
  • A Rebirth of Liberty, or a Neocon on a White Horse?

    04/23/2010 6:32:26 PM PDT · by grand wazoo · 13 replies · 527+ views
    fitzgerald griffin foundation ^ | April 15, 2010 | Charles G. Mills
    Liberals see powerful centralized government as a way to achieve what they think is good. Neocons, although they disagree on what constitutes the good, share this view. Conservatives, in contrast, see powerful centralized government as a problem rather than a means to a solution. Liberals, in complete control of the American government, are heading for disaster. They have virtually destroyed our foreign policy. They are piling up deficits several times as large as the excessive deficit of last year. They promote policies that may well lead to the loss of the AAA rating of U. S. Treasury bonds and notes....
  • Principles of the Just War

    12/06/2009 7:18:50 AM PST · by narses · 492 replies · 3,790+ views
    A just war can only be waged as a last resort. All non-violent options must be exhausted before the use of force can be justified.A war is just only if it is waged by a legitimate authority. Even just causes cannot be served by actions taken by individuals or groups who do not constitute an authority sanctioned by whatever the society and outsiders to the society deem legitimate.A just war can only be fought to redress a wrong suffered. For example, self-defense against an armed attack is always considered to be a just cause (although the justice of the...
  • Why we will lose in Afghanistan (Afghanistan's 300 Year Civil War)

    11/15/2009 6:26:39 AM PST · by Captain Kirk · 94 replies · 1,813+ views
    Telegraph ^ | November 14, 2009 | Christopher Booker
    Lady Elizabeth Butler's painting 'The Remnant of an Army' depicts Dr William Brydon, sole survivor of the British retreat from Kabul in 1842 As both Britain and America are plunged into an orgy of tortured introspection over what we are doing in Afghanistan, a further very important factor needs to be fed into the discussion, because it helps to explain not only why we have got into such a tragic mess but also why our armed intervention in that unhappy country is doomed. What we are hardly ever told about Afghanistan is that it has been for 300 years the...
  • The Right Choice? - - The [paleo]conservative case for Barack Obama

    03/26/2008 2:51:50 PM PDT · by TSchmereL · 25 replies · 615+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | March 24, 2008 | Andrew J. Bacevich
    So why consider Obama? For one reason only: because this liberal Democrat has promised to end the U.S. combat role in Iraq. . . . [Because we want history to render a negative verdict on Iraq to discredit the doctrine of preventive war.]
  • The Last Dance: Vanity

    02/05/2008 12:46:24 AM PST · by maclay · 29 replies · 94+ views
    maclay | 02/05/08 | maclay
    I would like to speak my mind. I am sick and tired of people telling me what to say. I understand the risk I take by saying this; and such I will continue. When I open my window, I don't see what the media wants me to see. I DON'T SEE death; war; dismemberment. I see a bright future. Not us, as conservatives, being fed to the temporal wolves. LET IT BE SAID that that no matter whom we vote for, the war in Iqaq will be downsized; whether you will be mad at McCain for it, or Romney, or...
  • Repost: "Enough With The Neocon And Paleocon Carping&#8212;I'll Stand With George W. Bush In 2004"

    08/10/2007 8:47:56 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 82 replies · 1,068+ views ^ | 12/11/03 | Bernard Chapin/Bobby K
    Like most Toogood Reports readers, I observed this year's battles within the conservative ranks with profound discomfort. In my mind, there are far too many real enemies out there to waste time and print fighting one another. It seems that the world of conservatism has been split up between the "conservatives" and the "paleo-conservatives" or between the "conservatives" and the "neo-conservatives." Both sides present themselves as the bona fide article and the other side as the one in need of a prefix. Personally, I just want to spit up this strife the same way the bleachers of Wrigley Field do...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Friday, November 03, 2006

    11/03/2006 2:40:01 PM PST · by Tarkus2040 · 274 replies · 2,363+ views
  • Utah Democrat Plans Pro-Bush Immigration Rally

    08/19/2006 6:47:01 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 14 replies · 747+ views
    KSL TV 5 ^ | August 19th, 2006
    Utah Democrat Plans Pro-Bush Immigration Rally August 19th, 2006 @ 6:23pm SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Some Utah Democrats -- including Salt Lake City's high-profile Mayor Rocky Anderson -- may have plans to rally against President Bush and his policies when the country's leader comes to the Utah later this month, but not Tony Yapias. Instead the director of Proyecto Latino de Utah and chairman of the Utah Hispanic Democratic Caucus, plans a pro-Bush demonstration in support of the president's policies on immigration. "We're going to focus on what worries us most, and that's immigration," Yapias said. "The president supports...
  • The Next Conservatism And Homeland Security

    06/20/2006 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 21 replies · 496+ views ^ | June 20 2006 | William Lind
    One field in which the next conservatism will probably depart abruptly from current policy is homeland security. The departure will begin with foreign policy and national strategy. As previous columns have suggested, the next conservatism's foreign policy will seek to preserve a republic here at home, not build an American empire overseas. Logically, that will lead to a defensive rather than an offensive national strategy. In both cases, the next conservatism will not be innovating but returning to the policies our country followed through most of its history. It is no accident that when we eschewed empire and followed a...
  • 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,...
  • I am tired of being a Neo-Con!! (vanity)

    05/28/2006 3:59:53 PM PDT · by Captain Ray · 15 replies · 1,007+ views
    28-05-2006 | Captain Ray
    I am fed up!! I have been a defender of the faith.. A loyal subject of what I believe to be the truth.. the spirit.. the American Way... Finally though.. the liberals have beat me up so much that I just can't take it anymore!! I come here to Free Republic for some respite and find no comfort among my brethren. I have been a "neo-con" all my life. I was a "neo-con" long before it was popular. I was a "neo-con" when my commander in chief Ronaldus Magnumus' had his chief of Naval Operations Admiral Lehman sent me and...
  • Gibson inspired by 'fear-mongering' Bush (Mel Gibson)

    05/12/2006 8:55:00 AM PDT · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 374 replies · 9,950+ views
    Film star and director Mel Gibson has launched a scathing attack on US President George W Bush, comparing his leadership to the barbaric rulers of the Mayan civilisation in his new film Apocalypto. The epic, due for release later this year, captures the decline of the Maya kingdom and the slaughter of thousands of inhabitants as human sacrifices in a bid to save the nation from collapsing. Gibson reveals he used present day American politics as an inspiration, claiming the government callously plays on the nation's insecurities to maintain power. He tells British film magazine Hotdog, "The fear-mongering we depict...
  • Michael Coren: The culture war myth (paleocon WOT article)

    02/18/2006 6:57:38 AM PST · by Frank T · 16 replies · 562+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | February 18, 2006 | Michael Coren
    Anyone who believes that opponents of Muslim extremism are necessarily defenders of tolerance should see my e-mails from last week. I strongly condemned the violent reaction of many in the Islamic world to the now-notorious cartoons of Mohammed printed in a Danish newspaper, but also stressed that the cartoons were wrong, that Muslims had a case and that as a Christian I have little in common with western secularism. There was much support, but to hundreds of others I was either an idiot or a liar. How ironic that alleged defenders of free speech should abuse a journalist for, well,...
  • Rank Ignorance Fails(Paul Craig Roberts barf alert)

    02/02/2006 2:24:48 PM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 90 replies · 1,352+ views ^ | 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...
  • The Democrats' dilemma (Laugh/Barf Alert)

    02/17/2005 8:47:16 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 8 replies · 655+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 16, 2005 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Since Bush's November victory, which brought GOP gains in the House, Senate and state capitals, confirming the Republican Party as "America's Party," Democrats have seemed adrift and despondent. Moderates and major contributors are reacting to the election of Howard Dean as party chair as conservative alumni might react to news that SDS had just taken over the campus of the alma mater. A word of counsel to the disconsolate: Suck it up. It is not all that bad. The Right spent years in deserts more barren than thee have ever known. When this writer went to work for Richard Nixon...
  • Pat Buchanan: Second-Term Test

    01/27/2005 5:53:16 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 88 replies · 1,108+ views
    American Conservative ^ | January 31, 2005 | Pat Buchanan
    Undeniably, it was a good year for Time’s Man of the Year. For the second election in a row, George W. Bush increased his party’s strength in Congress as he secured the second term his father failed to win. Not since FDR has a new president done so well by his party. But here the comparisons end. Where FDR carried every state but Maine and Vermont in his re-election campaign in 1936, and Ike carried every state but Missouri and a few Dixiecrat bastions in 1956, and Nixon and Reagan carried 49 states, George W. Bush won only 31. His...
  • Out With the Neocons in Bush's Second Term (Paleocon dinosaur droppings)

    10/09/2004 1:57:26 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 27 replies · 998+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 9, 2004 | Thomas Roeser
    The day after George W. Bush is certifiably re-elected (which, please God, will come without a recount, as in 2000), I hope a revolution will occur. Neither Bush (by constitutional fiat) nor Dick Cheney (by reason of health) can run for president. Then there will be a chance to return the GOP to its old stance wisely born of reluctance to commit our military forces to every nook and cranny in the global village. New leadership following a limited foreign policy would prompt party philosophy hewn to the lines advocated by Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio). That would mean the...
  • ZOT! The Conservative Case Against George W. Bush

    09/24/2004 2:26:08 PM PDT · by wt451 · 114 replies · 1,633+ views
    New York Press ^ | 9-22-2004 | William Bryk
    Theodore Roosevelt, that most virile of presidents, insisted that, "To announce that there should be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American people." With that in mind, I say: George W. Bush is no conservative, and his unprincipled abandonment of conservatism under the pressure of events is no statesmanship. The Republic would be well-served by his defeat this November. William F. Buckley's recent retirement from the National Review, nearly half a century after he founded it, led...
  • Buchanan Asks, "What Do We Offer the World?"

    05/19/2004 2:54:18 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 692 replies · 1,395+ views ^ | 05-19-04 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    What do we offer the world? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: May 19, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern "So, how do we advance the cause of female emancipation in the Muslim world?" asks Richard Perle in "An End to Evil." He replies, "We need to remind the women of Islam ceaselessly: Our enemies are the same as theirs; our victory will be theirs as well." Well, the neoconservative cause "of female emancipation in the Muslim world" was probably set back a bit by the photo shoot of Pfc. Lynndie England and the "Girls Gone Wild" of Abu Ghraib prison. Indeed, the filmed orgies among...
  • [VANITY] A good Paleonconservative magazine?

    04/26/2004 7:28:34 AM PDT · by MegaSilver · 13 replies · 226+ views
    26 April 2004
    I've been reading National Review for a while now, and thoroughly enjoying it--save for a few writers whom I cannot stand (*coughDavidFrumcough*). But I'm beginning to think that I really ought to get a good Paleoconservative magazine to balance it out and diversify my thought. What would you all recommend? I know Chronicles is kind of the "flagship" mag for Paleocons, but I've heard good things about The American Conservative, as well. What are some of the differences between the two, and which would you prefer? Or is there a third magazine that would be better still?
  • Yall want a zot? (Miscreant zotted, left for army ants)

    04/19/2004 2:02:50 PM PDT · by MooJuice · 123 replies · 663+ views
    Rationality | Me
    Y'all wanna zot? You vile, hideous miscreants are nothing more than lock-step army ants without a cause. With few exceptions (and most of them get banned/zotted like myself), you will willingly march our soldiers pointless missions and return with their benefits cut to fund illegals with free drivers licenses in Florida, and you will cut welfare for your neighbor to give it to Iraq. You same people 30 years later will twist in pretzels just to stick the next tabloid conspiracy on the Clintons too. What do you think you will accomplish with your hateful agenda? Personally, I hope you...
  • "Kerry is everything George Bush is not"

    03/15/2004 8:37:11 PM PST · by Frank T · 47 replies · 249+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 7, 2004 | Eric Margolis, Paleocon
    March 7, 2004 Kerry is everything George Bush is not By ERIC MARGOLIS -- Contributing Foreign Editor MINNEAPOLIS -- Struggling to find the worst thing he could say about Sen. John Kerry, a senior member of the Bush administration proclaimed last year, "He looks so ... so ... French!" By "French," the Bushite must have meant well educated, articulate, dignified, sophisticated, worldly - everything President George W. Bush, who likes to play tough Texas Ranger, is not. However, being educated and sophisticated is not a political asset in America's heartland - parts of the midwest, mountain states, and south, where...
  • [VANITY] Paleocon vs. Neocon: Where do we meet?

    03/10/2004 6:00:46 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 23 replies · 383+ views
    10 March 2004 | MegaSilver
    Although the 2004 election is barely underway, Conservarives ought to be thinking about how we can redefine the Republican Party once it is over. Say what you will about Bush, McCain, Giuliani, etc., but the Republican Party is our best hope for keeping the nation alive. Thus, it is essential that Conservatives take active roles in helping to shape the Party, because it needs our help, badly. That said, if Conservatives are to do anything to help the nation, we must come to a consensus on historically dividing issues between Paleoconservatives and Neoconservatives. The purpose of this thread is to...
  • For Israel, Without Illusions: An Interview With Paul Gottfried

    01/31/2004 8:21:38 AM PST · by westerfield · 2 replies · 112+ views ^ | Jan. 30, 2004 | Myles Kantor
    You wrote last year, "What bothers me is not what Israel is but the manner in which its well-wishers blatantly misrepresent it." ("Getting Israel Right," Chronicles, August 26, 2003) What is Israel; how is Israel misrepresented; and why does what Israel is not bother you? I find nothing wrong with Israel defining itself as an ethnic national state, which it obviously does through the Law of Return and by stressing its Jewish national character. Jews have the same right to make such identitarian choices as Japanese, Serbs, Frenchmen or Germans. If Euro-American people now engage in multicultural grandstanding and do...