Pat Buchanan

US Out of the Caucasus!


Pat Buchanan, conservative commentator and author, most recently of Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War, discusses the crisis in Georgia, why he thinks the Russian action on behalf of South Ossetia was justified, comparisons between Russian moves in the Caucasus to interwar Germany and Britain, the stupidity of the war guarantees and new missile defense systems going into Eastern Europe, the limits of American imperial power and the question of whether the administration gave Saakashvili the green light to attack South Ossetia.

MP3 here. (25:30)

Pat Buchanan is an American politician, author, syndicated columnist and broadcaster. Buchanan was a senior adviser to American presidents, Nixon, Ford and Reagan, and was an original host on CNN’s Crossfire. He sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996. He ran on the Reform Party ticket in the 2000 presidential election. He co-founded The American Conservative magazine and launched a foundation named The American Cause. He has been published in Human Events, National Review, The Nation and Rolling Stone. His new book is called Churchill, Hitler, and The Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World.

59 thoughts on “Pat Buchanan”

  1. I guess you “brainiacs” here really “know” how the Senate works. You morons in here cannot be serious saying that the Democrats “control the U.S. Senate.” You need 60 Votes in the Senate to do anything. The Republicans have been filibustering like mad in the U.S. Senate not to mention that Joe Lieberman is sucking GOP ass there. DSo, don’t tell me or lie to yourselves that the Democats have an “actual majority.”

    As far as the House pf Representatives goes, Nancy Pelosi has to deal with those Blue Dog Democrats from the South who are nothing but DINOs and in reality really Republicans. The country has moved to far to the right that most of the Democrats are conservatives now. The GOP is so extreme that the Democrats who win now just reject the John Hagee and neocon crowd of the GOP like former Republican James Webb of Virginia. Newt Gingrich actally likes the conservatism of the Blue Dog Democrats like Heath Shuler.

    So, if you idiots and idiots you are actually think the Democrats have an “actual majority” then you are wrong. The only reason Democrats won in those GOP districts was that they were speaking the same line on supporting Bush’s war.

    True liberals do not support the war in Iraq or the police state in the United States like you Republicans do. You Libertarians support McCain, and thus in doing so, Joe Lieberman.

    Joe Lieberman would not have beaten Lowell Weicker in the first place without the help of the late William F. Buckley and BUckpac. Lieberman won the general election because you filthy Repukes supported and voted him into office in Connecticut.

    You Republicans are the War Party. Face facts—its you right wing conservative nationalists who support war and who have pushed the country so far to the right that the only way Dems can win in the south is by speaking the language of war like you right wing Repukes and Pat Buchanan.

    As for my multiple posts—-I something is wrong with the submit comment button. I never intended to double-post anything.

  2. Oscar,

    Wrong again. You have been reading too many Democratic talking points. Ending this war simply means not allowing a funding bill to come to the floor of either the House or the Senate. You can’t filibuster what does not come up for a vote. All the Democrats have to do is not allow a war funding bill in either house come to the floor and the President will BE FORCED TO WITHDRAW TROOPS FROM IRAQ, PERIOD. If you knew anything about how the House and Senate worked you would know that.

    Don’t be fooled so easily. Believing in the Democrats is tantamount to running to the nearest cliff and jumping off, simply because eventually they, like the GOP will lead you there…………..

  3. Very good analysis, Pat. But I hope that you will forthrightly oppose McCain as we approach November. No more double-mindedness.

  4. Rodrigo,

    Don’t be taken in by the Clown Prince of Con-men. Pat Buchanan will not oppose John McCain but instead actively support him because McCain now believes in Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthiest of the wealthy. It does not matter of John Insane McCain’s foreign policy puts us on the path to war against Russia, Pat Buchanan will support and vote for him anyway.

    And that weasel Scott Horton will continue to allow Buchanan to get away with this easy to see through charade………………….

  5. Truth about Georgia vs. Russia, and Abu Hatem,

    Pat Buchanan is faking any real anti-war sentiment because he is in this for the money, period. It boggles the mind how easy it is to fool so many people these days. Pat Buchanan of Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon fame? This Pat Buchanan you people seriously think is anti-war? Get real and get serious. Anyone (Buchanan) who supports Bush/Cheney is about as anti-war as Sylvester the Cat is Anti-Tweety Bird eating……………..

  6. I don’t really have a problem with Buchanan. He’s intelligent, knows his history, and his recent views are in step with much of what he’s been saying for 30 years. However, he does have the propensity to scale back or readjust his rhetoric depending on the audience. He’s not perfect, not many men or women have ever displayed the consistency that Dr. Paul has. Which leads me to my point, it’s a shame that in order to protect his career and credibility that he didn’t sound the Ron Paul horn from the roof tops. He’s had the pulpit on MSNBC, CNN, etc….he had a lot of people’s ears during the run-up to the primaries and he chose career preservation above all else. If he is true to what he says, then Ron Paul would have represented the candidate of a lifetime in his eyes, so where was his unmitigated support? It’s a bit of a shame, such an opportunity.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.