Neo-con Elder William Buckley Worries About Iraq War's Effect On GOP's Future

30 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Neo-con Elder William Buckley Worries About Iraq War's Effect On GOP's Future</h1><p>April 30 (EIRNS)--Recognizing that the public's stomach for war has soured, and that Congress, in voting to put restrictions on the supplemental war funding bill, was simply acting "in the nature of an accompaniment" to the national sentiment, William Buckley opines that the future of the Bush administration is "grave, possibly beyond the point of rescue." Not only are Bush's and the war's popularity ratings falling to the floor, he says, but now there's this new book by George Tenet. While clearly not commending it, Buckley grudgingly acknowledges that Tenet has a valid point, and that the book "at least appears to demonstrate that there was nothing in the nature of a genuine debate" on the question of the war.</p><p>Then, in an odd mixing of images, Buckley compares the US mission in Iraq to that of the Roman's, faced with Christians acting on conviction of faith-- and then again-- with the futility of enforcing Prohibition. Not even such a "wonderfully commanding figure" such as General Petraeus is capable of succeeding against such a "disease," he says. While the general avoids the wider political implications, he says, others cannot. "There are grounds for wondering whether the Republican party will survive this dilemma."</p></div></body>