Thursday, July 20, 2006

Pat Buchanan, what are you thinking?

Pat Buchanan, once a leading thinker of the Conservative movement, has become the embarrasing uncle that shows up during holidays. Once the epitome of conservativism, he has become the cheerleader of the Country Club Republicans that were once defeated under President Reagan.

Pat Buchanan has now declared the Bush Doctrine dead. Why? Well the ongoing war between Lebanon and Isreal of course.

Now, Israel's rampage against a defenseless Lebanon – smashing airport runways, fuel tanks, power plants, gas stations, lighthouses, bridges, roads and the occasional refugee convoy – has exposed Bush's folly in subcontracting U.S. policy out to Tel Aviv, thus making Israel the custodian of our reputation and interests in the Middle East.

Defenseless Lebanon? I am assuming that the 13,000 rockets that are possessed by Hezbullah don't count as defenses right? Mr. Buchanan, that is frankly an asinine statement.

The Bush Doctrine is not something where peace breaks out immediately. Peace is not the absence of violence Mr. Buchanan, it's the absence of threat. If someone is pointing a gun at your head, you are not at peace because they haven't yet pulled the trigger, you are in a violent situation.

The Bush Doctrine is that we will hunt down Terrorists, hunt them down and punish the states that support them. In short, the policy is no more Mr. Nice Guy. Mr. Buchanan, I suggest that you consider something for a moment. When you start to sound like the Liberal Media, perhaps you should re-examine your statements and beliefs. Perhaps you should consider that Mr. Buchanan, because the Press has been consistantly opposed to America, and now you sound like them.

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