A new war in
the Middle East will be a disaster for the US and for the world
economy, he says. "I opposed the Desert Storm operation in
1991 cleaning Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait because, I said, 'This
would only be the first Arab-American war.'" Looking at the
number of conflicts in the Islam world that America is taking part
in now, one cannot but admit that Buchanan was right 20 years ago.
"You cannot replicate the Middle West in the Middle East,"
Pat Buchanan concluded. From the time of the Cold War the US has
military bases all over the world. Today, running a budget deficit
of 10 per cent of its GDP, America simply cannot afford to continue
"to carry this enormous burden, defending 40 or 50 countries
around the world," Buchanan says, "We have to bring troops
home." Getting rid of these bases essentially means dismantling
the American Empire to help the US survive beyond 2025. America's
crusade under the banner of ending tyranny in the world is "utterly