Neocons Losing Hold Over Republican Foreign Policy 

Nearly ten years after seizing control of Republican foreign policy, neoconservatives and other hawks appear to be losing it. That is at least the tentative conclusion of a number of political analysts following Monday’s first nationally televised debate of the party’s declared Republican candidates — none of whom defended the current U.S. engagement in Libya, … Continue reading “Neocons Losing Hold Over Republican Foreign Policy “

Neocons Target Assad Regime

Despite the clear opposition the Obama administration and apparent ambivalence on the part of the right-wing government in Israel, neoconservative hawks here have set their sights on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who they hope will be the next domino to fall victim to what the so-called "Arab Spring."  In a much-noted op-ed published Saturday by … Continue reading “Neocons Target Assad Regime”

Neocon Hawks Take Flight Over Libya

In a distinct echo of the tactics they pursued to encourage U.S. intervention in the Balkans and Iraq, a familiar clutch of neoconservatives appealed Friday for the United States and NATO to "immediately" prepare military action to help bring down the regime of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi and end the violence that is believed to … Continue reading “Neocon Hawks Take Flight Over Libya”

Interventionists Target Libya

Outside of an asylum, is there anybody nuttier than Moammar Qadaffy? Well, yes: Marc Lynch, associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University – and non-resident smarty-pants at the Center for a New American Hegemony Security – who blogs at, where he writes: “The unfolding situation in Libya has been … Continue reading “Interventionists Target Libya”

Pakistani Ambassador Unknowingly Hosted Neocon Fundraiser

Amid putting on a two-and-a-half day conference focused on escalating measures against Iran, a neoconservative think-tank held a fundraiser at the residence of Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S., according to an IPS investigation. The embassy said the think tank, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), failed to notify the Pakistani embassy that the dinner … Continue reading “Pakistani Ambassador Unknowingly Hosted Neocon Fundraiser”

The War Party vs. Rand Paul

A couple of years ago, I complained to my old friend, the late Burt Blumert, that some libertarian or other was getting a bit too hot under the collar and needed to cool down a bit: I forget the exact personalities or circumstances involved, but basically I was arguing that we had to police ourselves … Continue reading “The War Party vs. Rand Paul”