Asks Pat Buchanan in his editorial.
If we have learned anything over the last 100 years, the correct answer, of course, is not America. I do not believe Israel or the U.S. government (CIA) when it comes to foreign intervention, nor should you. With the exception of Ron Paul, no major 2012 presidential contender can be counted upon to stand against the neocon war drum influence. One hope for Americans is that the 2012 elections will include enough sensible voices in Congress to veto any such effort or at the least refuse to fund it. I, along with Ron Paul and the small group of on-the-ground CIA forces in Afghanistan, was for taking out bin Laden a decade ago. After the powers to be back home refused to send in the Rangers, the CIA forces requested to seal off the Pakistan border. Soon after that, it was Vaya con Dios for bL. Game over, right? Well not exactly, as American ground forces remain in Afghanistan today with no announced end game and with a green president who does not appear to know if he is on foot or on horseback. Give Pat’s essay a good read. As usual Mr. Buchanan is one of a handful of commentators who is not a pawn of the neocon, new world order, or income redistribution cabals.