Is defeat now an option?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "Is the United States now going to cut and run in Iraq?" asks Bronwen Maddox, foreign editor of the London Times. While the answer from President Bush remains more…

A plague on both their houses

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Gen. William Odom has called the Iraq War the greatest strategic blunder in the history of the United States. Final returns are not yet in, but he may more…

The malady recurs

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Despite America's triumph in Desert Storm and Tommy Frank's brilliant run up to Baghdad, the Vietnam Syndrome is with us yet. We never really purged it from our more…

The politics of war
& the Patriot Card

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Since the indictment of Scooter Libby, President Bush and Vice President Cheney have been under relentless assault. The gravamen of the charge is that Bush, Cheney and the more…

The crisis of the GOP

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- With the rout of the Schwarzenegger initiatives, Democratic victories in New Jersey and Virginia, and Bush's free-fall in national polls on his job performance, credibility and character, the more…

Paris burning:
How empires end

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- The Romans conquered the barbarians – and the barbarians conquered Rome. So it goes with empires. And comes now the final chapter in the history of the empires more…

The IEDs on democracy road

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- The Third Reich is the best example. Following the failed beer hall putsch in November 1923, and his trial and imprisonment at Landsberg, Hitler took another road to more…

Pat Fitzgerald:
A 'special' prosecutor

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Unlike Archibald Cox and Lawrence Walsh, Patrick Fitzgerald is no posturing partisan who assumed he had been chosen by Divine Providence to take on a White House and more…

The sacrifice of Harriet Miers

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- By withdrawing her nomination, Harriet Miers spared herself an agonizing inquisition and probable rejection by the Senate and did George W. Bush the greatest service of her career. more…

2,000 dead – and for what?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- These are not the halcyon days of George W. Bush. With his approval rating below 40 percent, his reputation as a decisive leader ravaged by Katrina, his conservative more…