Monday, August 23, 2004

In which I blockquote Patrick J. Buchanan...

Pat Buchanan says that if the neocons "can ignite a new war [in Iran], the country may forget how they bungled the old war. In escalation lies vindication."

In "Where the Right Went Wrong," Buchanan observes:
Terrorists are picadores and matadores. They prick the bull until it bleeds and is blinded by rage, then they snap the red cape of bloody terror in its face. The bull charges again and again until, exhausted, it can charge no more. Then the matador, though smaller and weaker, drives the sword into the soft spot between the shoulder blades of the bull. For the bull has failed to understand that the snapping cape was but a provocation to goad it into attacking and exhausting itself for the kill.
I liked things better when I always disagreed with Pat Buchanan.

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