by John Hawkins | December 13, 2002 11:53 pm
Profoundly Wrong: Ready for a little guessing game? Try to figure out who made the following ludicrous statements in an article that came out today before I reveal it to you at the end. Ready? Here we go…
“Appeasement” has come to mean craven surrender to evil. But the policy of Neville Chamberlain and Lord Halifax meant something else entirely in the 1930s. My own view is that the word is retrievable from the ninth circle of hell.”
“Simply to stand up and salute Mr. Bush as he prepares to launch this war is less a model of democratic patriotism than it is of the Fuhrer Princip.”
“…Americans have gone along and will go along with these little imperial wars, so long as the cost in blood and treasure is not significant.”
“We (the US) are into the great game of “empire.””
“Saddam Hussein has not attacked us, he does not threaten us, he is desperately trying to avoid war with us. He is going to be dethroned and killed and his country is going to be smashed and defeated if he can’t avoid war. But why do we want this war? The Turks do not fear Saddam, nor do the Saudis, nor do the Iranians, nor do the Syrians.”
“…(T)errorism is the price of empire.”
“If we do not deep six this drive for some new empire, down the road an American city may pay the price.”
Ready to guess? It’s not Robert Fisk, Sean Penn, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, or Susan Sontag…it’s….
Pat Buchanan — the man who runs the magazine misleadingly titled “American Conservative“. Fortunately, this was part of a Front Page Magazine symposium and Victor Davis Hanson & Michael Ledeen among others were on hand to refute Buchanan’s drivel. But what can you say all the leftist nonsense that Buchanan is peddling in the name of “Conservatism?” If you want to get a good feel for what Buchanan considers “Conservatism”, just take note of who “American Conservative” is interviewing for their current issue. Yes, of all people, they’ve chosen to interview Norman Mailer. Here’s a quote from Norman Mailer about the WTC that you might find interesting…
“I’m sure that if those towers had been destroyed without loss of life, a lot of people would have cheered. Everything wrong with America led to the point where the country built that tower of Babel, which consequently had to be destroyed. And then came the next shock. We had to realize that the people that did this were brilliant. It showed that the ego we could hold up until September 10 was inadequate.”
Personally, I think this war has driven Buchanan around the bend…..
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