War

Make Congress Vote On War

Patrick Buchanan, Buchanan.org

Rand Paul is right. If Obama wants to take us into a new war, with air attacks and drone strikes, or with ground troops, he has a constitutional duty to get Congress to authorize that war. If Congress does authorize a new war, at least the voters will know whom to be rid of this Nov.

Obama Administration Should Keep U.S. Out Of Iraq’s Revived Killfest

A decade ago America foolishly blew up one of the most important countries in the Middle East.  The Middle East appears to be a tragedy permanently set on repeat.  That is a reason for America to stay out, not jump in.

America Should Stop Trying To Fix Iraq, Syria, And Everywhere Else

Much of the Muslim world  is aflame and U.S. policy bears much of the blame.  Washington’s relentless attempt to reorder and reshape complex peoples, distant places, and volatile disputes has backfired spectacularly.

Ground Zero Cross Must Stand

J. Randy Forbes, National Review

The “9/11 Cross” should remain, as should the other crosses that memorialize our war dead. And too bad if it offends atheists.

Ukraine: Time for Europeans To Take Over Europe’s Defense

Putin is wrong, dangerously wrong.  But how to punish Moscow?  America’s direct stake in the controversy between Russia and Ukraine is essentially nil.

Rand’s Stand on Foreign Policy

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

Senator Paul won CPAC again. Is he also winning the GOP's debate over war and peace?

Ted Cruz's Ukraine Plan: Have the Market Handle It

Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico

Cruz criticized Obama for what he said was five years of showing weakness. He wouldn’t commit to voting for Ukrainian aid, but argued that neither this nor conservative calls for military exercises are the right approach.

Tune Out the War Party

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If we push Russia out of the tent, to whom do we think Putin will turn, if not China? This is not a call to ignore what is going on, but to understand it and act in the long-term interests of the U.S.

Finding a Way Back From the Brink in Ukraine

The only thing worse than a completely unnecessary conflict in Ukraine would be a completely unnecessary conflict involving America. Even in the worst case the U.S. has no cause for military intervention.  Who controls the Crimea ain’t worth a possible nuclear confrontation.

Adm. Mullen: Americans Forget Troops Who Die in 'Our Dirty Little Wars'

Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner

Americans love the troops -- until they're killed in action, at which point all too many people forget the soldiers and their families, according to retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

No More Sanctions, No More War

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Obama should order U.S. intelligence to tell us the truth. Is Iran truly hell-bent on acquiring a nuclear bomb? If so, when did Tehran make that decision? Or are we being lied into war again?

Obama v. Churchill & The War for the Future

Patrick Buchanan, WND

'Whether globalism or nationalism prevails, the big battle is coming."

Jaw-Jaw Versus War-War: Negotiating a Way Out of the North Korea Impasse

Today Washington policymakers are fixated on negotiations with Iran. While the ultimate success of negotiations remain in doubt, a more stable peace at least appears possible. Not so on the Korean peninsula. 

U.S. Waging War on Syrian Christians

Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times

Syrian Christians urged the U.S. to stop funding the same extremists who aim to kill all Christians.

Tea Party, Libs Decry Syrian Action

Jeremy Herb, The Hill

In a rare alliance, Tea Party and Dem reps posted bills that restrict funds to arm Syrian enemies.

Why Ideologues Are So Dangerous

In Part VI of "Why I'm A Conservative, Not A Libertarian," Writer Ben Hart says he's a "William F. Buckley, Jr. conservative" and argues that conservatives tend to respect tradition; they look at what has worked up until now and favor that, until another idea comes along that proves to work better. Please tell us what you think by posting your comments or submitting your rebuttal to chqeditor[at]gmail[dot]com.