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I Think I Owe an Apology to George W. Bush.

Robert 206 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:43 AM
Throwing money and troops at problems doesn't solve them. Giving goodies to the welfare class doesn't help them: it just encourages them to keep their hand out. We should have special teams of experts to move into ghettos and work with the people there. Excuse me, I just thought that's what we did with Iraq and Afghanistan and reaped chaos! We can't solve our long-running problems of dysfunctional minority families at home. How in the world can we solve other nations' problems?

William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and occasionally democratic statism at home.

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