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Friday, May 22, 2015
The neocon supremacy
Neoconservative hawks at Washington think tanks are a "government in waiting" if a Republican is elected president.
Just a couple of years ago Elliot Abrams, a hawkish foreign policy expert who has provided counsel to nearly all the current crop of Republican contenders for the White House, feared that a contagion might take over the Republican Party.
He worried that the resistance to the use of military force demonstrated by the libertarian Kentucky senator Rand Paul – now a presidential candidate – might take hold.
Not anymore. ISIS and its beheadings fixed that, Abrams, a neoconservative academic and former adviser to both George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, told Fairfax Media this week.