I find this a mighty strange vote in light of the fact that, two days before, Iran’s new president had been sworn in. He was recently elected on a pledge to re-engage the West on the nuclear issue. Here Pat Buchanan lays out the sad thrashings of the neocon interventionists.
In what a Washington Post columnist describes as a rout of Rand Paul isolationism, the Senate just voted overwhelmingly to send another $1.5 billion in foreign aid to Egypt.
The House voted 400-20 to impose new sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, two days before Iran’s new president, elected on a pledge to re-engage the West on the nuclear issue, takes his oath.
Do these triumphs of AIPAC and the War Party, of neocons and liberal internationalists, tell us where we are going? Or are they the last hurrahs of the interventionists, as America’s long retreat proceeds apace.