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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:49 AM
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Why are Neo-Conservatives still making foreign policy??
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U.S.: Call to "Resist and Deter" Nuclear Iran Gains Key Support
By Jim Lobe*

WASHINGTON, Mar 6 (IPS) - A new report on how the United States should "resist and deter" Iran's alleged ambitions to acquire a nuclear-weapons capability by a think tank closely tied to the so-called "Israel Lobby" has been endorsed by two key officials who are expected to exercise major influence on Iran policy in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama.
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The new report, which comes amid a major administration review of U.S. policy toward Iran, is likely to be very closely read in European and Middle Eastern capitals due to its endorsement by Dennis Ross, who serves as Special Adviser on the Gulf and Southwest Asia to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Robert Einhorn, the senior State Department official on non-proliferation matters.

While both men resigned from the 17-member task force that helped draft the report after they were asked to join Obama's presidential transition team, WINEP stressed that they had formally endorsed an early draft which was not substantially different from the final product.

Other members of the task force, which was convened by WINEP's director, Robert Satloff, and its deputy director of research, Patrick Clawson, included a number of prominent neo-conservatives, such as Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and some who served in senior posts under President George W. Bush, including former under secretary of state for arms control and international security, Robert Joseph; his immediate subordinate, Stephen Rademaker; and the former chairman of the Defence Science Board, William Schneider.


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Ross is expected to co-ordinate with Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns, and Puneet Talwar, who has the Iran portfolio on the National Security Council. Both Burns and Talwar are considered less hawkish on Iran than Ross, former President Bill Clintons top Middle East negotiator who himself has held senior positions in WINEP and who last September signed on to another report by the Bipartisan Policy Centre drafted by hard-line neo-conservatives
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Read more: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=46019
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:51 AM
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1. Pletka is atrocious.
I've seen her spew her filth on WJ.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:52 AM
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2. Because a right of center administration includes neocons on its team.
Obviously.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:45 PM
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3. and maybe a bit more than just included
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 01:58 PM by G_j
the failed neo-con foreign policy hacks should be utterly rejected and shunned.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:47 PM
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4. Because they are joined together at the roots
and the leaves turn together...
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:02 PM
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5. yes
unfortunately!
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:12 PM
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7. I thought I was the only one to get that.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:54 PM
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8. Aspen leaves?
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:08 PM
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6. This article by a neoconservative architect explains it all as far as I'm concerned.
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