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This Week on the Right

Liberal Hawks: Flying in Neocon Circles
By Tom Barry

In the heat of Iraq the neoconservatives are seeing their visions of Pax Americana turn into nightmares and headaches. But they are not alone. Liberal hawks like Ivo Daalder, Robert Kerrey, and Will Marshall also find themselves discredited as the quagmire in Iraq swallows up all their arguments supporting the invasion and occupation.

In the mid-1990s neoconservative ideologues Robert Kagan and William Kristol, the cofounders of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), proposed that post-cold war U.S. foreign policy be guided by the precepts of a new