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by Justin Raimondo

10/30/06

These arrows in the War Party's quiver are all quite valuable in ensuring that the foreign policy 'consensus' remains static in spite of radical shifts in public opinion on the subject. Yet there is one factor that gives them an incalculable advantage, and that is the weakness of their opposition. The Peace Party -- for lack of a better designation -- is divided, without comparable resources, and lacks the dedicated constituency of its adversary. The basic division, into 'Left' and 'Right,' is particularly acute this time around. Back in the Vietnam era, we didn't have too many conservatives who opposed the war -- aside from a few libertarians here and there, the antiwar movement of the 1960s was pretty exclusively a left-wing phenomenon. This time, however, there is a significant -- and growing -- contingent of antiwar conservatives, exemplified by the editors of The American Conservative magazine, including Patrick J. Buchanan, who have been savagely critical of this war and have come to question the entire rationale for our foreign policy of global intervention...

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