A Paleo-Conservative Perspective On Why We Invaded Iraq

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Cyborg, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Cyborg macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2004

    I have been comparing two different Conservative movements: the Neo-Conservatives (George Bush and friends) and the Paleo-Conservatives (Pat Buchanan, Jared Taylor, Samuel Francis, Jeff Rense, Justin Raimondo, Kevin MacDonald, etc.) Interestingly, the Paleos have a very different perspective than the Neos regarding foreign policy. Here are two articles from the Paleo perspective:

    The following is from http://www.amconmag.com/

    March 24, 2003 issue
    Copyright © 2003 The American Conservative

    Whose War?

    A neoconservative clique seeks to ensnare our country in a series of wars that are not in America’s interest.

    by Patrick J. Buchanan

    The War Party may have gotten its war. But it has also gotten something it did not bargain for. Its membership lists and associations have been exposed and its motives challenged. In a rare moment in U.S. journalism, Tim Russert put this question directly to Richard Perle: “Can you assure American viewers ... that we’re in this situation against Saddam Hussein and his removal for American security interests? And what would be the link in terms of Israel?”

    Suddenly, the Israeli connection is on the table, and the War Party is not amused. Finding themselves in an unanticipated firefight, our neoconservative friends are doing what comes naturally, seeking student deferments from political combat by claiming the status of a persecuted minority group. People who claim to be writing the foreign policy of the world superpower, one would think, would be a little more manly in the schoolyard of politics. Not so.

    Complete text at http://www.amconmag.com/03_24_03/cover.html


    The following is from http://www.vdare.com/

    September 18, 2003

    Thinking About Neoconservatism

    By Kevin MacDonald

    Over the last year, there’s been a torrent of articles on neoconservatism raising (usually implicitly) some vexing issues: Are neoconservatives different from other conservatives? Is neoconservatism a Jewish movement? Is it “anti-Semitic” to say so?

    The dispute between the neocons and more traditional conservatives — “paleoconservatives” — is especially important because the latter now find themselves on the outside, looking in on the conservative power structure.

    Complete text at http://www.vdare.com/misc/macdonald_neoconservatism.htm
  2. mda01aqt macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2004
    what ever the reason for going to war was is still unknown. i personally csnno believe that one opf the most powerful intelligence service's stupidity was to blame. i believe the american people should demand an answer from their governement, and also not criticise the UN and other countries for being cowardly when they were waiting for evidence before they supported an attack on Iraq.

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