William Kristol of The Weekly Standard said Sunday a U.S. attack on Iran after the election is more likely should Barack Obama win. Presumably, Bush would trust John McCain to keep Iran nuclear free.
Yet, to start a third war in the Middle East against a nation three times as large as Iraq, and leave it to a new president to fight, would be a daylight hijacking of the congressional war power and a criminally irresponsible act. For Congress alone has the power to authorize war.
It's embarassing to remember that in the early nineties, I'd rip Buchanan for being a total goosestepper. And he does have some nutty beliefs. But in recent years he's often appeared as a Cassandra of sanity.