> > Regardless what you opinion is of Buchanan, you've got to admit he
> > pretty much destroys the the entire neo-con philosophy in this
> > article.
> > http://www.amconmag.com/3_1_04/cover.html
> There is a big problem with this article however. It assumes the
> traditional "statist" point of view...saying the Islamic militants
> have only gotten hold of three states and they are all failures.
> All it will take is one group to get a hold of one nuclear weapon, and
> detonate that weapon in a big city, for them to inflict more
> fatalities than we have seen in years.
I don't view that as a problem we can do much about. There's really
nothing we can do about every bad person in the world, Islamic or not.
We need to change much of our foriegn policy so that we don't make
ourselves as big a target. The only other option is to continue down
a path of agression against any country that dares to defy our
wishes. I don't think that policy is going to make us any safer.
> My problem with Iraq is simply that we were wrong and we at best
> should have known better. I think we have to hit al-Qaeda hard and we
> are completety in our rights to do so on a unilateral basis.
I agree, and Buchanan does as well. As he states, most of the Arab
world are either allies or neutral towards us. If we were willing to
work with them to root out al-Qaeda, as many of them have vested
interests in our success and al-Queda's defeat, I think we would have
been much more successful than we have been thus far.
"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make
-- Groucho Marx