Is it possible that Pat Buchanan both agrees and disagrees with Republican President's Policies ?
Answering 20 Frequently Asked Questions About Conservatism
Written By : John Hawkins
How 'bout Paleocons?: Paleocons for the most part hold the same beliefs as other conservatives except they tend to be isolationists, anti-free trade,
and are debatably even more anti-illegal alien than the average conservative. The best known paleoconservative is Pat Buchanan whose magazine, The
American Conservative, is so shrilly anti-Bush and anti-war that large portions of it could have been written by left-wingers like Michael Moore or
George W. Bush, Globalist
by Patrick J. Buchanan
Have the Bush Republicans ceased to be reliable custodians of American sovereignty? So it would seem.
Is Pat Buchanan a Shill for the Neocon Iran Attack?
Saturday, January 27, 2007
After watching the video below, it is difficult not to believe Pat Buchanan is working for the neocons, or at least shilling for them.
Of course, he wants us to believe he is adamantly opposed to an attack against Iran, and yet he argues from the neocon standpoint—the mullahs and
Ahmadinejad are the problem—and essentially embraces, in circuitous fashion, their endgame, making plentiful reference to Iran’s nukes, a fanciful
fiction at best.
Buchanan knows full well Iran, under the NPT, has a right to enrich uranium, and yet he comes off in this video sounding like a neocon, telling us
Iran “has to step back and suspend uranium enrichment,” thus enhancing the neocon line that an Iran enriching uranium for domestic energy is an
Iran than will nuke Israel.
I never trusted Pat Buchanan, a former Nixon speechwriter and White House Communications Director for the Reagan administration (recall Pat’s
assertion, “I’m a contra too,” that is to say he supported killing 30,000 Nicaraguans).
In 2004, Pat voted for Bush, although he claimed to be an adversary of the neocons.
On the one hand, Buchanan refers to Capitol Hill as “Israeli-occupied territory,” while on the other he declares the United States has a “moral
commitment” to recognize Israel’s right to “defend itself,” in other words continue its policies against the Palestinians and Arabs and
Muslims in the neighborhood.
Come on, Pat. You can’t have it both ways.
Indeed, as Buchanan tells us, the neocons carry “with them the viruses of statism and globalism,” but then Pat worked for Reagan, a statist and
globalist parading as a conservative. In other words, Pat Buchanan, who is nothing if not a consummate insider (and a member of the Masonic and
monarchial Knights of Malta), cannot be trusted to oppose the neocons.
In the following video, taped on January 26, it sure sounds as if Pat Buchanan accepts an Iran attack as an inevitability, as do a lot of neolibs and
neocons, who are now flooding the corporate media with the same sort of nonsense they unleashed in the lead-up to the March, 2003, invasion of Iraq.
Pat appears to be playing the foil, that is to say he is enhancing by way of contrast.