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“Clinton to Paint Trump as a Risk to World Order.”

Thus did page one of Thursday’s New York Times tee up Hillary Clinton’s big San Diego speech on foreign policy.

Inside the Times, the headline was edited to underline the point:

“Clinton to Portray Trump as Risk to the World.”

The Times promoted the speech as “scorching,” a “sweeping and fearsome portrayal of Mr. Trump, one that the Clinton campaign will deliver like a drumbeat to voters in the coming months.”

What is happening here?

As Donald Trump is splitting off blue-collar Democrats on issues like America’s broken borders and Bill Clinton’s trade debacles like NAFTA, Hillary Clinton is trying to peel off independents and Republicans by painting Trump as “temperamentally unfit” to be commander in chief.

Clinton contends that a Trump presidency would be a national embarrassment, that his ideas are outside the bipartisan mainstream of U.S. foreign policy, and that he is as contemptuous of our democratic allies as he is solicitous of our antidemocratic adversaries.

In portraying Trump as an intolerable alternative, Clinton will find echoes in the GOP establishment and among the Kristol-Kagan neocons, many of whom have already signed an open letter rejecting Trump.

William Kristol has recruited one David French to run on a National Review-Weekly Standard line to siphon off just enough votes from the GOP nominee to tip a couple of swing states to Clinton.

Robert Kagan contributed an op-ed to a welcoming Washington Post saying the Trump campaign is “how fascism comes to America.”

Yet, if Clinton means to engage on foreign policy, this is not a battle Trump should avoid. For the lady has an abysmal record on foreign policy and a report card replete with failures.

As senator, Clinton voted to authorize President Bush to attack and invade a nation, Iraq, that had not attacked us and did not want war with us.

Clinton calls it her biggest mistake, another way of saying that the most important vote she ever cast proved disastrous for her country, costing 4,500 U.S. dead and a trillion dollars.

That invasion was the worst blunder in U.S. history and a contributing factor to the deepening disaster of the Middle East, from which, it appears, we will not soon be able to extricate ourselves.

As secretary of state, Clinton supported the unprovoked U.S.-NATO attack on Libya and joked of the lynching of Moammar Gadhafi, “We came. We saw. He died.”

Yet, even Barack Obama now agrees the Libyan war was started without advance planning for what would happen when Gadhafi fell. And that lack of planning, that failure in which Clinton was directly involved, Obama now calls the worst mistake of his presidency.

Is Clinton’s role in pushing for two wars, both of which resulted in disasters for her country and the entire Middle East, something to commend her for the presidency of the United States?

Is the slogan to be, “Let Hillary clean up the mess she helped to make?”

Whether or not Clinton was complicit in the debacle in Benghazi, can anyone defend her deceiving the families of the fallen by talking about finding the evildoer who supposedly made the videotape that caused it all?

Even then, she knew better.


How many other secretaries of state have been condemned by their own inspector general for violating the rules for handling state secrets, for deceiving investigators, and for engaging, along with that cabal she brought into her secretary’s office, in a systematic stonewall to keep the department from learning the truth?

Where in all of this is there the slightest qualification, other than a honed instinct for political survival, for Clinton to lead America out of the morass into which she, and the failed foreign policy elite nesting around her, plunged the United States?

If Trump will stay true to his message, he can win the foreign policy debate, and the election, because what he is arguing for is what Americans want.

They do not want any more Middle East wars. They do not want to fight Russians in the Baltic or Ukraine, or the Chinese over some rocks in the South China Sea.

They understand that, as Truman had to deal with Stalin, and Ike with Khrushchev, and Nixon with Brezhnev, and Reagan with Gorbachev, a U.S. president should sit down with a Vladimir Putin to avoid a clash neither country wants, and from which neither country would benefit.

The coming Clinton-neocon nuptials have long been predicted in this space. They have so much in common. They belong with each other.

But this country will not survive as the last superpower if we do not shed this self-anointed role as the “indispensable nation” that makes and enforces the rules for the “rules-based world order,” and that acts as first responder in every major firefight on earth.

What Trump has hit upon, what the country wants, is a foreign policy designed to protect the vital interests of the United States, and a president who will — ever and always — put America first.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.”

Copyright 2016

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  1. bondo says:

    even Barack Obama now agrees the Libyan war was started without advance planning for what would happen when Gadhafi fell

    to hell with the lying obamanation

    oreobama the synagogue/house negro, psychopath and comic of very black humor.

    before you leave, give us a song and dance.

    regarding the cackling vulture:

    we voted, We counted, she lost.

  2. Piss on The Pantsuited One, that bought-and-paid-for, Israel-First hack. Piss on the neocon chickenhawks who back her–Kristol, Kagan, Madeleine Albright et al.

    • Replies: @Realist
  3. TheJester says:

    The leftist press is fond of depreciating people and their stated positions by calling them names (generally the Ad Hominem Fallacy that focuses on attacks on an opponent’s character rather than the issues). “Fascist” is a cheap buzzword to emotionally link targeted political movements to Hitler and Mussolini to avoid, it seems, discussing the issues.

    Let’s take a look at the term “fascist”. Mussolini is generally credited with coming up with the term as a reflection of political goals that sought the amalgamation of business, industry, agricultural, and social life into a unified political state. However, the history of the term is earlier than that. It is a reflection of the totality of state control in conditions of total war during WWI abstracted into a political theory that continues into times of peace. In short, Mussolini sought to extend the political and social conditions during WWI into a permanent, ideologically-based organization of society.

    The left? Look in the mirror! Carroll Quigley, in his classic “Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time”, argues convincingly that in Italy “fascism” was never more than an idea that was never implemented. In Germany, it was attempted but fell short since large elements of society remained independent of the Nazi movement. It was only in the Soviet Union that “fascism” was finally implemented by making private property, private commerce, and private social relations illegal. In the Soviet Union, the centralized state achieved its goal of controlling everything except a person’s unexpressed, private thoughts. By definition, diverting from officially sanctioned, politically correct narratives were treason and severely repressed, even if and when those narratives frequently changed into logically contrary positions.

    Hence, it is hypocrisy for leftist political movements to cast invective on libertarian and conservative politicians by calling them “fascist”. Empty words! Again, the closest to a “fascist” state that the world has ever seen was the Soviet Union. Following close behind are the Cultural Marxist states created by the new left in America and Europe.

    It is not a secret that the ideological inspiration for the New Left and the Neocons in America and Europe comes from Leon Trotsky and his radical theories of Economic Marxism, which finds the Marxist state in permanent total war with the rest of the mankind. If Mussolini really believed in “fascism”, he would be proud of the accomplishments of the Soviet state and the Cultural Marxist states subsequently modeled on it.

    • Replies: @dahoit
  4. Rurik says:

    a president who will — ever and always — put America first.

    this is just the kind of anti-Semitism that will get Hillary elected!

    I do believe that Pat owns a Bible..

    “And I will bless them that bless thee [Israel], and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

    Genesis 12:3

    remember what happened to the Germans when they tried to raise their hand against God’s people?! We burned them alive in their homes and cities, women and little blonde children running around screaming with their hair on fire and trying in vain to wipe the all-pervasive flames from their faces .. – raped and raped and raped again by the millions and then cast out on genocidal death marches into the frozen wastelands for their Godless temerity! God (through his faithful servants) visited such horrors upon them that they’re still reeling from it, even generations later. And yet you still doubt His terrible wrath and vengeance?

    America is God’s country and exceptional because everything our fecal government does, it does for Israel, and as a result, God has blessed us. Just look at America’s bounty. Everyone wants to come here, because America is great, and the ONLY reason America is great, is because every dollar printed and every decision made, are ultimately all done in service to the Jews of Israel.

    We slaughter Palestinian and all sorts of Muslim terrorists for God every chance we get. Just look at that reality if you still doubt His word! The Palestinians have been a nuisance to God now for over half a century, and look how God treats them! He sets their children alight with white phosphorous and harvests their organs for the greater glory and extended lifetime of the Jews! And still you doubt! He rends their bodies asunder with flechette rounds and tortures them in dungeons without pity or recourse.

    And just look at Saddam or Gadhafi. Did they bless Israel? Or did they curse it? Did or did not Gadhafi defy God with his Satanic gold Dinar? And how well did that serve him? Eh Pat? Does not Libya have now one of His central banks?

    So long as America serves Israel by licking its feet and handing over billions upon billion$, like the way our congressmen lick Bibi’s private parts and promise to destroy Iran, we will all prosper, even as we bankrupt our future fighting Endless Wars on Israel’s behalf. Do you want to end this relationship? Do you want America to begin, for once in the last hundred years, to serve the American people’s interest first, above Israel?!!!

    God is watching, Pat Buchannan. God wants us (and Europe) to keep our borders open, and go to war with Iran and Russia, (unless Putin allows the US to destroy Syria so Israel can steal the Golan Heights, and then we’ll leave Russia alone, at least for now)

    That’s how it is Pat. You’re either with us, or against us. You either bless Israel, or you curse her. And doing so will determine what happens to you, just like it did the Germans or the Palestinians or the Iraqis or the Libyans.

    Serve God I tell thee, and watch as He blesses thee.

    Or, continue with your anti-Semitism and talking about putting America first.

    • Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)
  5. @Rurik

    Your “comment” is a disjointed rant. D -.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  6. Rurik says:
    @Eustace Tilley (not)

    Your “comment” is a disjointed rant

    I’m not ranting, I’m frothing

    • Replies: @dahoit
  7. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says:

    Paradoxically, the anti-Trump rage among Mexican-Americans and Illegals is NOT ‘leftism’ but has more in common with the Alt Right.

    And BLACK LIVES MATTER, though seen as part of the ‘left’, is really an Alt-Black movement that is primarily focused on black power and black identity and interests.

    Since blacks are savage, their power and expression are manifested in savagery and childish lunacy.
    Since Mexers are mediocre, their power and expression are manifested in loutish behavior of Gomezian magnitude.

    At any rate, even as White Libs try to harness this black rage and brown rage as part of the ‘left’ against the White Right, what we are seeing is the breaking apart of the Left Coalition.

    Look at Trannies. They only care about their own ‘identity’ and vanity. They wanna cross into women’s rooms like illegal Mexicans wanna cross over into the US. And even legal Mexican-Americans approve of illegal invasion because it means more Brown Power.

    And of course, Jews are all for Jewish power, which is why all politicians are pressured to grovel to AIPAC.

    The label goes by the name of ‘leftist’, but it’s really made up of a bunch of alt-identitarians be they Jewish, homo, brown, black, Muslim, etc.

    • Replies: @artichoke
  8. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says:

    Hillary is a servant of Zio-homo-globo-imperialism.

    Anyone who knows the truth must realize that Jews are the ruling elites of America. In order to institutionalize Minority Elite Supremacism as the Law of the Land, Jews have promoted homosexuals and even trannies.

    Jews figure that if the great majority of Straight Americans will accept the domination of homosexual deviants, then the great majority of Gentiles will be more likely to indefinitely accept the supremacist rule of Jewish Zio-Globalists. The Jewish-Homo Alliance is also the face of Neo-Imperialism.

    Jewish-Homo Globalism seeks out homo collaborator agents in every nation and uses them to subvert and undermine national sovereignty and cultural values/authority of the native population. Wherever Zio-American neo-imperialism globalism makes inroads, it plants the Homo Flag as the Victory Flag.

    Also, Jews would have us believe that the Nakba(destruction of Palestine) and ongoing Occupation of West Bank are justified simply because Israel has ‘gay pride’ parades while Muslims & Arabs don’t.

  9. Tiny Duck says:

    The only people who support Trump are old white men.

    Everyone else despises him.

    That tells you something right there.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  10. Rehmat says:

    Don’t blame Hillary Clinton being a “traitor”, Pat Buchanan. In fact every US president since JFK has been in Hillary Clinton’s shoes – they all rejected “America First”. In fact, a great majority of US Senators and Congressmen/women reject “America First”.

    For example, in March 2015, 47 Republican Senators issued an open letter to the Supreme Leader and former president of Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatullah Ali Hoseini Khamenei, warning him that a deal between Obama and Tehran would be “illegal” as it doesn’t carry approval from the US Congress and thus might be abrogated after Barack Obama’s presidency.

    The letter was authored by Sen. Tom Cotton, 37, the youngest pro-Israel lawmaker in the Senate. On January 29, 2015, Cotton in an Op-Ed at Jewish Wall street Journal wrote: “Our negotiating partner, Iran, is not a rational or peaceful actor; it is a radical, Islamist tyranny whose constitution explicitly calls for jihad. Iran’s ayatollahs have honored the call: Iran has been killing Americans for more than three decades.”

    What’s it, if not a “Treason”?

  11. Does a bear defecate in the woods?

  12. anon • Disclaimer says:

    Actually the decision to go to war in April 1917 against the Central Powers was the greatest blunder in American history. It killed vastly more Americans and did far greater harm to the world. Clinton though, is a worthy successor to Wilsonianism and all the tragedy it brings in its wake.

  13. Realist says:
    @Orville H. Larson

    Don’t forget Krauthamer, Fox’s Zionist darling.

    • Replies: @Orville H. Larson
  14. KenH says:

    America first makes most Jews apoplectic and shrieks of “oy vey” can be heard in the editorial room of The Weekly Standard, the board room of the ADL and other nerve centers of Jewish power and influence throughout America. If America comes first then that means Israel doesn’t and Willy Kristol, Krauthammer, Foxman and others will wail that it’s 1933 all over again. After all, America and white gentiles exist only to serve Israel and the narrow interests of world Jewry.

    Note: Since 2001 we’ve probably had no less than 54 1933 moments according to our Jewish masters.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  15. Rurik says:

    If America comes first then that means Israel doesn’t and Willy Kristol, Krauthammer, Foxman and others will wail that it’s 1933 all over again


    the very idea that it is even necessary to suggest that our government put the people of this country first (for once), shows how low down treasonous our fecal government has become, because when it becomes a battle cry to demand that your own government consider the welfare of the people they presume to govern, rather than the foreign regime that is occupying it, then you know the rot has metastasized and the parasite is controlling the (dying) host.

    The fun part is watching Krauthammer going through the tortured process of trying to equate ‘putting America first’ with = dangerous and retrograde elements from the swamps of our cultural backwaters. Possibly even some ‘anti-Semitic elements there..’ While by now Bill O’Rielly and all the rest (and everyone here at Unz and many more catching on every day), know that he’s nothing more than a lying little twisted Jewish supremacist demanding that more and more stupid goyim die for the greater glory of his tribe.

    But he can never say it out loud.

    Like Kristol and Hillary and all the rest of the deceitful, lying little rats- they’re forced to put every word they speak through a sieve of mendacity and artifice to make it look like their overt treason isn’t treason at all. ~ But it is.

    Putting America first should be a given. And anyone suggesting that our government do otherwise is a traitor by definition. So they have to dance a mangled rhumba of choreographed evasion and deception, always parsing every word lest the truth, (that they serve a foreign and enemy regime that occupies some of America’s highest institutions) betray them as traitors and for the scum that they are. 😉

  16. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountian"] says:

    A violent psychopathic serial rapist…Bill Clinton….and violent psychopathic old farting lesbian…Hillary Clinton….are leading the charge to demographically and economically exterminate Native Born White American Males……and The Conservative Orthodox Christian Russian People.

    To state the very obvious:The Democratic Party=The exterminate all Conservative Christian White Males Party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Art says:

    If Trump will stay true to his message, he can win the foreign policy debate, and the election, because what he is arguing for is what Americans want.

    That is a mighty big – IF.

    Is he going to prove her right by saying she should go to jail for her political speech against him?

    Really – jail — this is America, do we put people in jail for political speech?

    I wonder if he can get out of his own way? He needs to grow some broad shoulder in proportion to his gonads.

    If Trump loses this election he will be the biggest political boob of all time.

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
  18. @Art

    You’re kiddin’, right?

    But just in case you’re not — he’s suggesting she should spend the rest of her life in federal prison for the knowing and willful mishandling of official secrets, and the concealment of same from federal investigators. It has nothing to do with any “political speech” of any kind.

    If your comment was one of those post-modern ironies that I only dimly understand, I apologize for my obtuseness.

    • Replies: @Art
  19. artichoke says:
    @Priss Factor

    But it’s not a breaking apart, if Hillary can get them all to vote for her.

    However I don’t think she can. Trump is showing over 30% support among legal American hispanics. (I won’t capitalize a word that has no meaning outside our borders.) I guess if Trump can get them to identify as Americans, he can get those votes. And also because Hillary won’t be able to deliver on her promises.

    The Dem. platform is going to be for no fracking, certainly no coal, probably they don’t like nukes either. We’re all going to be very cold during the brownouts when the wind isn’t blowing and it’s cloudy, because it seems the Dems want to shut down all our major sources of energy.

  20. Art says:

    You’re kiddin’, right?

    Sorry – not kidding – only the true believers want her in jail and they are already voting for Trump. Trump screaming JAIL JAIL – is not going to get him one more vote.

    He needs to stay on script talking about all her incompetent dishonest adventures. If he cannot convey her bungling to voters in convincing manner – then he loses and America loses. Winning is having us laughing at her.

    Clearly Trump is vehemently attacking her because she got to him — this is not lost on the general public. She got his goat – she will do it again. What is his next over the top response – hanging?

    He says “America First” – but by all appearances it looks like it is “Trump First.” His ego comes first.

    I say that as a man who wants Trump to win.

  21. Numinous says:

    America First as an absolute value?

    How does America survive a global collapse?

    • Replies: @anon
  22. anon • Disclaimer says:

    By not contributing to it?

  23. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck

    TinyDick, did you see the Trump supporters being attacked. Young white men and women.

    • Replies: @Sgt. Joe Friday
  24. dahoit says:

    They are not left right or in the middle,they are Zionist fascists,who love their own nationalism,but hate ours.
    The queen of hell is their chosen divide and conquer candidate.
    Cuomo in NY just said he’d have the StGov suppress BDS advocates.Wow!
    These are among the worst Americans ever spawned.

    • Replies: @Art
  25. dahoit says:

    I froth daily also.
    Cuomo;The hell bitches VP candidate?(2 NYers?probably not)
    He seems like he’s angling for it,though,the traitor.

  26. @Anonymous

    As tempting as it may be to flame someone who is so obviously disconnected from reality, it’s probably better not to pay any attention to the troll. Ignore him/her and eventually they’ll go away.

  27. @Realist

    Oh, yeah, I forgot. Piss on Krauthammer, too!

  28. Art says:

    Cuomo in NY just said he’d have the StGov suppress BDS advocates.Wow!

    Cuomo was kicking off his 2020 presidential bid.

    The first order of business for any candidate is to suck the Jew!

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