The title may seem an oxymoron…..the Right is where the war mongers, the Neocons, live and breed….however if one spends a little time read then they will see that there are many on the Right that I call antiwar….
Where did this phenom begin?
The Gulf War, Desert Storm, in 1991 is where this antiwar Right began….
For those too young to remember Desert Storm….a quick history will help……
Now what about the Antiwar Right?
The recent veneration of George H.W. Bush has been wonderfully uplifting, especially as it recalled his cautious use of persuasion and honest argument.
Peggy Noonan, Ronald Reagan’s former speechwriter, beautifully described Bush’s funeral in the Wall Street Journal as reminding us of our dignity and “re-summoning our mystique.” The event, Noonan said, harkened back to when America was respected and admired, generous and “expected to do good.” President Bush, she noted, had presided over the collapse of the Soviet Union diplomatically and without humiliating Russia’s leaders or its people. He also declined to occupy a Muslim country after defeating Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Bush was indeed a very decent man. In fact, he was a great statesman, as TAC’s editor Jim Antle has noted on these pages.
I found myself agreeing with many on this….as an antiwar person I will join with anyone who opposes all these wars of intervention and adventurism…..
Wars run by private industry and not by the need for intervention but rather for profit…..has become the norm not the exception.
The joke of the day…..from 1932 and FDR….”The definite policy of the United States, from now on, is one opposed to armed intervention.”
And from that day forward we have done nothing but intervene.