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Pat Buchanan: Dont Vote For Pro-war Republicans

GOP Blank Check for War? | By Patrick J. Buchanan

High among the blunders of history was the “blank cheque” Kaiser Wilhelm gave Vienna, after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, to deal with the Serbs as they saw fit.

Five weeks later, Vienna cashed the check and declared war, after Belgrade refused to submit to all 10 demands of an ultimatum. Russia mobilized; Germany and France followed. And war came, the bloodiest in all of European history with 9 million soldiers in their graves.

Since June 1914, a “blank check” given by one nation to another for war has been regarded as strategic folly.

Thus it is startling to learn 47 House Republicans just signed on to H.R. 1553 declaring unequivocal “support for Israel’s right to use all means necessary to confront and eliminate nuclear threats posed by Iran … including the use of military force.”

These Republicans have just given Tel Aviv a blank check for a pre-emptive war that Israel, unless it uses its nuclear weapons, can start but not finish. Fighting and finishing that war would fall to the armed forces of the United States.

Who do these Republicans represent?

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If you don't vote for pro-war Republicans,

and you don't vote for pro-war Democrats, it really saves a lot of time spent in polling places on election day.

um

didn't he show support for Romney?

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Enjoyed the post but,

Please do not copy the whole article. A paragraph or two and then the link. Would not want to cause Michael any grief. I clicked on the link to give Pat the traffic. I am sure he would appreciate that also. Just Sayin'

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

bump

bump

Ventura 2012

Sounds like a good idea.

And I would add, Don't vote for any pro-war Democrats either. There are PLENTY of them too.

Yes! Don't vote for ANYONE

Yes! Don't vote for ANYONE who is pro war! That means democrats, republicans, independents or any third party candidate who supports war!

I agree! But I have a

I agree! But I have a question for all of you. What do you think about what happened yesterday with the "end of the War in Iraq"?

Does this sound like the end?

Tuesday: 53 Iraqis Killed, 123 Wounded

Rand Paul 2016 for Peace

That's why I put the quote in

That's why I put the quote in quotes. Because yesterday, the MSM started praising Obama for "ending the Iraq War". For me, 2 plus 2 is still 4.

Pat is a way

into the neo-con vote. He writes for Human Events a lot.

Tim

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Bump: I like this line.

In 1986, Ronald Reagan ordered air strikes on Libya to retaliate for Qaddafi’s bombing of the Berlin discotheque. In 1989, in retaliation, Qaddafi blew up Pan Am 103. Death toll: 270 men, women and children. It’s called blowback.

That sounds a lot like Ron Paul.

Good ole Pat...

Voted for him in 2000. Still think it was the best general election vote I ever cast.

I put aside my distaste for

I put aside my distaste for Pat's position on gay rights, to vote for him in 2000 and would again. He made far more sense than Bush or Gore then. And still does!

Very well thought out

Very well thought out article.