Citing a column by Pat Buchanan that clearly argues against conflict
with Iran, Sarah Palin on Sunday suggested that a war with Iran would be
good policy and a boon for President Obama’s 2012 reelection hopes.
“Will Obama Play The War Card?” was a rebuttal of Daniel Pipes call
last week for Obama to bomb Iran to save his presidency. “Will Obama
cynically yield to temptation, play the war card and make ‘conservatives
swoon,’ in Pipes’ phrase, to save himself and his party?” Buchanan
Buchanan, a longtime anti-interventionist, comes out against more
sanctions, arguing that “the families of the sick, the old, the weak,
the women and the children who die are unlikely to feel gratitude toward
those who killed them.” He says the prospects of Iran developing a
nuclear bomb are much overstated.