Where the Candidates Stand; Plus, Profiles on Norman Podhoretz, George Weigel, Paul Wolfowitz, Amore
February 28, 2008
An Early Look Ahead
By John Isaacs
Three major contenders remain in the race for the White House. What can we expect from McCain, Clinton, and Obama on national security issues? John Isaacs gives a rundown of the candidates’ stances on everything from the Iraq War to the U.S.-India nuclear deal.Read full story.
In a recent book, Weigel, a leading Catholic neoconservative, argues that atheism is undermining Western civilization’s will to confront the “existential threat” posed by “jihadism.”
A staunch supporter of the Iraq War and of Bush’s doctrine of preemptive war, Commentary editor at large and former Giuliani campaign adviser Norman Podhoretz maintains that bombing Iran is the best option for U.S. and Israeli security.
The controversial former World Bank head and key Pentagon advocate for attacking Iraq after 9/11, Wolfowitz recently took over as chair of a State Department advisory board on arms control issues whose members include other proponents of the Iraq War.
An erstwhile Cold Warrior, Hoeber runs a defense consulting business and supports hawkish groups like the Committee on the Present Danger and the Center for Security Policy.
ALSO NEW ON RIGHT WEB
Report Shows New Neocon Angle on Iran
By Khody Akhavi
As Bush’s militaristic attitude toward Iran loses influence, a new American Enterprise Institute report reflects a shift in neoconservative efforts on Iran toward quieter tactics. Read full story.
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