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Are Neocons Getting Ready to Ally With Hillary Clinton?

JULY 5, 2014

WASHINGTON — AFTER nearly a decade in the political wilderness, the neoconservative movement is back, using the turmoil in Iraq and Ukraine to claim that it is President Obama, not the movement’s interventionist foreign policy that dominated early George W. Bush-era Washington, that bears responsibility for the current round of global crises.

Even as they castigate Mr. Obama, the neocons may be preparing a more brazen feat: aligning themselves with Hillary Rodham Clinton and her nascent presidential campaign, in a bid to return to the driver’s seat of American foreign policy.

To be sure, the careers and reputations of the older generation of neocons — Paul D. Wolfowitz, L. Paul Bremer III, Douglas J. Feith, Richard N. Perle — are permanently buried in the sands of Iraq. And not all of them are eager to switch parties: In April, William Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, said that as president Mrs. Clinton would “be a dutiful chaperone of further American decline.”

But others appear to envisage a different direction — one that might allow them to restore the neocon brand, at a time when their erstwhile home in the Republican Party is turning away from its traditional interventionist foreign policy.


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When McCain called Hillary a "rock star"

it was clear to me then that the neocons are one issue simpletons who value a war hawk like Hillary over other traditional conservative attributes like fiscal discipline, the Second Amendment and other Constitutional rights, the free market, secure borders, private property rights and individual freedom and choice over the police state.


Neocons are the miserable faction in the GOP which gives credence to Shakespeare's quote, “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows” as well as the adage, "Misery loves company."

Allied long before they became known as neocons

Just Progressives who infiltrated the other party

when have they not been truly allied with them?

Those people have always been on the same team. The charade that they are really opposed, is just that. A charade.


There is NO difference between the two parties.

Being On the Right Side of History: Psalm 46:10

Not quite

Technically, excrement on rye with onions is a different sandwich than excrement on whole wheat with pickles.

Otherwise, I have no quarrel with your assessment.

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Having a hard time wrapping my head around this.

The neocons are back? Were they even gone? Either I am imagining things or they are constantly in my face every time I walk out the door (I don't watch cable news, so I'm pretty safe in my own home).

Aligning themselves with Hillary is a "brazen feat"? How so? They serve the same masters and there aren't a whole lot of differences between them. Certainly no differences that make any difference.

Oh, wait. Never mind. It's an article from the NY Times. Enough said. My head is wrapped now.

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―Emmet Fox

Yes. You found the hole in

Yes. You found the hole in the story. It's in the NY Times.

If Rand gets the GOP nod the

If Rand gets the GOP nod the neocons will move to Hillary, and that will be positive for Rand as the American people are tired of perpetual war.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Obama has earned his NeoCon wings

Even US business interests have expressed grave reservations about our support of the Kiev coup regime and their aggression and yet Obama persists. Hillary of course is the best hope for the continuation of these policies.

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The name for this coalition should be: warmongers united.

The neocons are apolitical when it comes to war. Just follow their donors, and you will see both parties well represented.

The reason I voted for GW the first time around

was after his pitch that there would be NO new nation building in his administration... He didn't get my vote the 2nd time around... My wake up period happened when out of the blue we were going to go attack Iraq for 9/11.

Thank you DPr's for being here to share so much more information that is brought to one place than any other.

Oh! Oh!

Now let's be honest.
The reason you voted for GW was because you didn' t know better Mr. Kotter.

I can't argue that!

It's true...