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America’s forever war

America’s quarter century role in Iraq can truly be described as a ‘forever war’. As throughout this period, perceived threats stemming from Iraq were met with overwhelming military force, costing 4500 American lives, $7.9 trillion dollars, and untold damage to US soft power. But perhaps even worse than these extraordinary sacrifices, is that Iraq has… Continue reading America’s forever war

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Who Wants War with Iran — and Why?

Pat Buchanan, December 20, 2017: In the run-up to Christmas, President Donald Trump has been the beneficiary of some surprisingly good news and glad tidings. Sunday, Vladimir Putin called to thank him and the CIA for providing Russia critical information that helped abort an ISIS plot to massacre visitors to Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg.… Continue reading Who Wants War with Iran — and Why?

Iran · The Donald Trump Presidency

The coming clash with Iran

Although I have been optimistic about his start in the Oval Office, should President Trump get America embroiled into yet another Middle Eastern war, his Presidency will likely be a failed one. “The coming clash with Iran”, Pat Buchanan, February 3, 2017: When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare… Continue reading The coming clash with Iran

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The future for the Iran deal?

While Iran is a staunch enemy of the West, unnecessary confrontations with this adversary can and should be avoided. This is not to state that Barrack Obama’s insipid weakness towards Iran is desirable. But just as Ronald Reagan once proved, when American strength is expressed in ways alternative to full scale military intervention, this is… Continue reading The future for the Iran deal?