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  •  Buchanan has been right for a loooong time (7+ / 0-)

    on American foreign policy. You can say whatever you want about the man on other things and he sure has a distinguished record of saying repugnant things...but his views on what American foreign policy should be has been spot on for years.

    It truly is time for Yankee To Come Home. It's not about a wounded ego or relinquishing superpower status. I don't particularly want to see America's influence and status diminished to that of Monaco...but there is simply no reason whatsoever why the US needs to be Saudi Arabia, Iraq, South Korea, or Europe. This is not 1950 or 1975. My tax dollars should not be spent "protecting" people who a) do not want to be protected by the US and b) show ZERO evidence of having made Americans any safer, or c) are ungrateful. This does not mean that America becomes an isolated simply means we butt out of shit we have no business being involved with and doesn't affect the people of America in any way.

    Not only will our country become richer and more prosperous by not squandering trillions on wars, bases, military "advice" etc, but our image will undoubtedly improve...we will become safer as the risk of terrorism dimishes drastically...and true America-haters who always love to damn the US if does or doesn't will be exposed for what they are. Everyone will be better off.

    "People place their hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution. They don't put their hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible." --J.R.

    by michael1104 on Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 11:40:09 AM PDT

    •  I agree, for the most part, with your (0+ / 0-)

      assessment of Buchanan's ability to visualize and articulate foreign policy, for the most part.

      Where I seriously part company with his foresight and ability is his insistance on using racism, nationalism, multiculturalsim, classism, misogyny and homophobia to guide his "principled" course.

      The man, contrary to one comment above, is a genius. He happens to employ his genius to the detriment and at the expense of those he considers to be lesser human beings.

      McCain: "I think that clearly my fortunes have a lot to do with what's happening in Iraq" ... Buh-bye!

      by RevJoe on Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 12:18:21 PM PDT

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    •  The day a serious candidate starts talking about (1+ / 0-)
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      downsizing the military-industrial complex substantially, is probably a few days before said candidate's plane suffers an inexplicable mechanical failure.

      Future "serious" candidates will get the memo, at least for a generation or two.

      by Cool Blue Reason on Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 01:59:41 PM PDT

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