July 6, 2014

Are Neocons Preparing to Back Hillary?

Jacob Heilbrunn, New York Times

The Associated Press

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.

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TAGGED: Neoconservatism, Neoconservatives, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Robert Kagan, United States, 2016, U.S. Foreign Policy


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