The Greening of National Security; Plus Profiles on David Frum, Robert Lieber, and Michael Goldfarb
November 30, 2008
By Ali Gharib
Neoconservatives, despite their appreciable influence on President George W. Bush’s administration, have never numbered very many people. By forming tactical alliances and associations with groups like evangelical Christians and hardline nationalists to promote their policy goals, neocons became a powerful faction in Washington, D.C., especially after the 9/11 attacks. Now, with their influence clearly on the wane, some neocons seem to be trying to forge what might be their most unexpected alliance yet—with environmentalists. Read full story.
Frum, a conservative writer based at the American Enterprise Institute, criticized the Sarah Palin vice presidential nomination and questioned the direction of the Republican Party.
Robert J. Lieber
A professor at Georgetown University and member of the Committee on the Present Danger, Lieber is a leading academic apologist for the Bush Doctrine of preemption.
A blogger for the McCain campaign and an editor at the Weekly Standard, Goldfarb outraged many observers when he accused some of Barack Obama’s associates of antisemitism.
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Obama Pressured to Back Off Iraq Withdrawal
By Gareth Porter (Inter Press Service)
Some question whether the Obama administration will follow through with its campaign promise to quickly get U.S. troops out of Iraq. Read full story.
Pundits Debate the Inevitability of Nuclear Iran
By Ali Gharib (Inter Press Service)
It seems increasingly unlikely to happen, a U.S. strike against Iran’s nuclear infrastructure is still a hot topic of discussion. Read full story.
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