Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:35:40 -0800 Patrick Buchanan from Creators Syndicate d0b6e04b147d4ca44d74e1b8d06ff321 The Nutball the Neocons Wanted in NATO for 12/08/2017 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Even interventionists are regretting some of the wars into which they helped plunge the United States in this century. </p> <p>Among those wars are Afghanistan and Iraq, the longest in our history; Libya, which was left without a stable government; Syria's civil war, a six-year human rights disaster we helped kick off by arming rebels to overthrow Bashar Assad; and Yemen, where a U.S.-backed Saudi bombing campaign and starvation blockade is causing a humanitarian catastrophe.</p> <p>Yet, twice this century, the War Party was beaten back when seeking a clash with Putin's Russia. And the "neo-isolationists" who won those arguments served America well.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 08, 2017</p> 70ab82d0e6a286a08f8ee05e7c48a896 Is Flynn's Defection a Death Blow? for 12/05/2017 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Why did Gen. Mike Flynn lie to the FBI about his December 2016 conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak?</p> <p>Why did he not tell the FBI the truth?<p>Updated: Tue Dec 05, 2017</p> 877bd1688e4b009b2711960b1fc72a6e Little Rocket Man's Risky Game for 12/01/2017 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In the morning darkness of Wednesday, Kim Jong Un launched an ICBM that rose almost 2,800 miles into the sky before falling into the Sea of Japan. </p> <p>North Korea now has the proven ability to hit Washington, D.C. <p>Updated: Fri Dec 01, 2017</p> 105ef390f70099ed0a5221f55532145c Why Roy Moore Matters for 11/28/2017 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Why would Christian conservatives in good conscience go to the polls Dec. 12 and vote for Judge Roy Moore, despite the charges of sexual misconduct with teenagers leveled against him?</p> <p>Answer: That Alabama Senate race could determine whether Roe v. Wade is overturned. The lives of millions of unborn may be the stakes.<p>Updated: Tue Nov 28, 2017</p> 5234da6e9d1d2dca7dec1d03ffb3def7 The US-Saudi Starvation Blockade for 11/24/2017 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Our aim is to "starve the whole population &#8212; men, women, and children, old and young, wounded and sound &#8212; into submission," said First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill. </p> <p>He was speaking of Germany at the outset of the Great War of 1914-1918. Americans denounced as inhumane this starvation blockade that would eventually take the lives of a million German civilians. <p>Updated: Fri Nov 24, 2017</p> 060a8e9af371a2821408c22440398b8d Unserious Nation for 11/21/2017 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>How stands John Winthrop's "city upon a hill" this Thanksgiving? </p> <p>How stands the country that was to be "a light unto the nations"?<p>Updated: Tue Nov 21, 2017</p> d9b3da19d851210b4e52b20009c73cfb Is America Up for a Second Cold War? for 11/17/2017 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>After the 19th national congress of the Chinese Communist Party in October, one may discern Premier Xi Jinping's vision of the emerging New World Order.</p> <p>By 2049, the centennial of the triumph of Communist Revolution, China shall have become the first power on earth. Her occupation and humiliation by the West and Japan in the 19th and 20th centuries will have become hated but ancient history. <p>Updated: Fri Nov 17, 2017</p> 2bbce1425a46ae16aec0e734d74009bb Reining in the Rogue Royal of Arabia for 11/14/2017 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>If the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has in mind a war with Iran, President Trump should disabuse his royal highness of any notion that America would be doing his fighting for him. </p> <p>Mohammed bin Salman, or MBS, the 32-year-old son of the aging and ailing King Salman, is making too many enemies for his own good, or for ours.<p>Updated: Tue Nov 14, 2017</p> d9e76513e7d55c4b04fd4385897d9384 That Bloodbath in the Old Dominion for 11/10/2017 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The day after his "Silent Majority" speech on Nov. 3, 1969, calling on Americans to stand with him for peace with honor in Vietnam, Richard Nixon's GOP captured the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey.</p> <p>By December, Nixon had reached 68 percent approval in the Gallup Poll, though, a year earlier, he had won but 43 percent of the vote.<p>Updated: Fri Nov 10, 2017</p> 035f6c2ae021b326162a5bef066a4202 Red Lines & Lost Credibility for 11/07/2017 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>A major goal of this Asia trip, said National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster, is to rally allies to achieve the "complete, verifiable and permanent denuclearization of the Korean peninsula."</p> <p>Yet Kim Jong Un has said he will never give up his nuclear weapons. He believes the survival of his dynastic regime depends upon them. <p>Updated: Tue Nov 07, 2017</p> 18bc9d929c3a0e7fa52f97041d0cf423 Their America, and Ours. for 11/03/2017 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"Meet you at Peace Cross."</p> <p>In northwest D.C. in the 1950s, that was an often-heard comment among high schoolers headed for Ocean City. <p>Updated: Fri Nov 03, 2017</p> 5368fa98dbfe388b844b04c8f4d494ed That Other Plot -- to Bring Down Trump for 10/31/2017 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Well over a year after the FBI began investigating "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has brought in his first major indictment.</p> <p>Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been charged with a series of crimes dating back years, though none is tied directly to President Donald Trump or 2016. <p>Updated: Tue Oct 31, 2017</p> 8d4bcb5a8d353701609a1c47f7d5d774 It's Trump's Party Now for 10/27/2017 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"More is now required of us than to put down our thoughts in writing," declaimed Jeff Flake in his oration against President Trump, just before he announced he will be quitting the Senate.</p> <p>Though he had lifted the title of his August anti-Trump polemic, "Conscience of a Conservative," from Barry Goldwater, Jeff Flake is no Barry Goldwater. <p>Updated: Fri Oct 27, 2017</p> 87c6dc0ee0a71a53a651ca2f0b7ed555 Are Our Mideast Wars Forever? for 10/24/2017 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"The Kurds have no friends but the mountains," is an old lament. Last week, it must have been very much on Kurdish minds.</p> <p>As their U.S. allies watched, the Kurdish peshmerga fighters were run out of Kirkuk and all the territory they had captured fighting ISIS alongside the Americans. The Iraqi army that ran them out was trained and armed by the United States. <p>Updated: Tue Oct 24, 2017</p> de5544b39b3a12afb7751b80c3ddf6ba Is Liberalism a Dying Faith? for 10/20/2017 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse and more democratic &#8212; and the model for mankind's future.</p> <p>Equality, diversity, democracy &#8212; this is the holy trinity of the post-Christian secular state at whose altars Liberal Man worships. <p>Updated: Fri Oct 20, 2017</p> e99531e5a18256bc1942b72787fbaf6d Is War With Iran Now Inevitable? for 10/17/2017 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>With his declaration Friday that the Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest, President Donald Trump may have put us on the road to war with Iran. </p> <p>Indeed, it is easier to see the collisions that are coming than to see how we get off this road before the shooting starts.<p>Updated: Tue Oct 17, 2017</p> 86e73f41d0da00c243388254aaea824a Is Trump the Heir to Reagan? for 10/13/2017 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Three decades ago, as communications director in the White House, I set up an interview for Bill Rusher of National Review. </p> <p>Among his first questions to President Reagan was to ask him to assess the political importance of Barry Goldwater. Said Reagan, "I guess you could call him the John the Baptist of our movement." <p>Updated: Fri Oct 13, 2017</p> 9343673d3ce06475c56b1ab956dc550c Trump Embraces the Culture War for 10/10/2017 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>To attend the Indianapolis Colts game where the number of the legendary Peyton Manning was to be retired, Vice President Mike Pence, a former governor of Indiana, flew back from Las Vegas.</p> <p>With him in the stadium was wife Karen. In honor of Manning, she wore a No. 18 jersey as "The Star Spangled Banner" began.<p>Updated: Tue Oct 10, 2017</p> 04b821ae14431346c72dda5fc81c56ed The Dead Soul of Stephen Paddock for 10/06/2017 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>What was his motive? Why did he do it?</p> <p>Why did Stephen Paddock, 64, rent rooms at the Mandalay Bay hotel, sneak in an arsenal of guns, a dozen of them converted to fully automatic, and rain down death on a country music concert? <p>Updated: Fri Oct 06, 2017</p> 15c64cf3e1b451ecdd0af34e06c6552f Moment of Unity in a Disintegrating World for 10/03/2017 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"An act of pure evil," said President Trump of the atrocity in Las Vegas, invoking our ancient faith: "Scripture teaches us the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." </p> <p>"Our unity cannot be shattered by evil. Our bonds cannot be broken by violence," Trump went on in his most presidential moment, "and though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is love that defines us today and always will. Forever." <p>Updated: Tue Oct 03, 2017</p>