After some recent bellicose statements from elder statesman Newt Gingrich, Pat Buchanan is worried that America may be headed to another pointless war in the Middle East.
Buchanan lacerates Gingrich’s comment that “Containment is appeasement and appeasement is surrender.” Pat makes it clear that there are many people interested in seeing the U.S. military begin a campaign to crush the Iranians, but that list doesn’t include the majority of Americans.
Who else wants a U.S. war with Iran, besides ISIS?
Unfortunately, their number is legion: Saudis, Israelis, neocons and their think tanks, websites and magazines, hawks in both parties on Capitol Hill, democracy crusaders, and many in the Pentagon who want to deliver payback for what the Iranian-backed Shiite militias did to us in Iraq.
President Trump is key. If he does the War Party’s bidding, that will be his legacy, as the Iraq War is the legacy of George W. Bush.
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