NeoConservatives - (a.k.a. NeoCons) are adherants to the philosophy set forth in The Project For A New American Century, (effectively a blueprint for U.S. global domination, to be secured by means of military force).
the PNAC website;
Established in the spring of 1997, the Project for the New American Century is a non-profit, educational organization whose goal is to promote American global leadership. The Project is an initiative of the New Citizenship Project (501c3); the New Citizenship Project's chairman is William Kristol and its president is Gary Schmitt.
definition of NeoCon at the Urban Dictionary however, describes the group
1. NeoCon / NeoConservative. "Criminally insane spenders that believe in killing brown people for the new world order. Huge Orwellian government, unfathomable amounts of spending, bomb tens of thousands of people to death to rearrange the globe. Take the worst aspects of the liberal and conservative positions and combine them into one and you would have a NeoCon. NeoCons are the greatest threat to life, liberty and property this country has ever known".
Mitt Romney and the NeoCons have been planning this comeback for a while.
Of Romney's forty identified foreign policy advisers, more than 70 percent worked for Bush. Many hail from the NeoConservative wing of the party, were enthusiastic backers of the Iraq War and are proponents of a US or Israeli attack on Iran.
Press - October 7, 2011 - CHARLESTON, S.C.
Speaking at The Citadel, and calling for a new “American century,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney laid out a muscular agenda for promoting U.S. interests abroad, saying here Friday that he would expand naval and missile defense systems and repair relationships with Israel, Mexico and other U.S. allies. "I am here today to tell you that I am guided by one overwhelming conviction and passion: This century must be an American Century. In an American Century, America has the strongest economy and the strongest military in the world. In an American Century America leads the free world and the free world leads the entire world."
Republic - August 24, 2012
"Mitt Romney, Latter-Day NeoCon - If you liked George W. Bush’s foreign policy..."
Romney declared last October, “This century must be an American Century.” One of the NeoCon's "Project For A New American Century" (PNAC) founders, Eliot A. Cohen, counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from 2007 to 2009, wrote the foreword to the Romney campaign's foreign policy white paper, which was titled, perhaps not coincidentally,“An American Century: A Strategy to Secure America’s Enduring Interests and Ideals". Cohen was a tutor to Bush administration NeoCons. Following 9/11, he dubbed the war on terror "World War IV," arguing that Iraq, being an "obvious candidate, having not only helped Al Qaeda, but…developed weapons of mass destruction," should be its center. The circumstances of Romney’s life, and the prevailing ideology among Washington’s conservatives, suggest that, if he is elected, Romney’s campaign rhetoric is likely to become reality."
Kos- Wed Sep 12, 2012
Update: Romney's "American Century" - that isn't just a dog whistle; it's a freakin' RED ALERT Siren
"When I heard a brief reference in a news story about an "American Century" in a Romney speech, that set off warning sirens in my mind. It should do the same in everyone who remembers the missing 8 years of American history, the time when the NeoCons ran the world through their front man George W. Bush during the Cheney presidency. Romney's noises about getting tough with China and his declared intention to "reset the reset with Russia" show that the NeoCons are still in firm control of the Republican approach to foreign policy."
- September 12, 2012
"Romney keeps a large group of foreign-policy advisers, eight of whom participated in the early NeoConservative group Project for a New American Century think tank, founded in 1997 and headed by William Kristol, the Nation’s Ari Berman reported in May. In the same month, The New York Times’ Magazine’s David Sanger reported on discontent within that big team, with some complaining that Romney only listens to John Bolton." Bolton is considered by many to have been the architect of Bush's Iraq war.
Points Memo & Hinterland Gazette - September 13, 2012
Mitt Romney Wants US to Fight Multiple Wars at a Time Despite Huge Financial Costs Involved.
"Mitt Romney, campaigning in Fairfax, Virginia, said Thursday that President Obama wants to limit the U.S. military's capacity so it can only engage in one conflict at a time. Criticizing the automatic defense spending cuts looming at the end of the year, which passed as part of the bipartisan debt-limit deal, Romney said he will “restore our military commitment and keep America the strongest military in the world.” “This president’s done something I find hard to understand. Ever since FDR, we’ve had capacity to be engaged in two conflicts at once,” Romney said. “He’s saying, ‘No, we’re going to cut that back to one conflict.’”
Post - September 13, 2012
"Romney’s foreign policy: An ideology that dare not speak its name. The Romney campaign does not dispute that Mitt Romney is a NeoConservative, it just refuses to say the word NeoConservative."
“His embrace of American values and interests and his call for American leadership abroad throughout this campaign is indicative of a philosophy of peace through strength,” Alex Wong, the campaign’s foreign policy director, said in an interview.
Does he embrace NeoConservatism?
“You know,” said Wong, “throughout this campaign Governor Romney has indicated that his view on the world is peace through strength, American leadership, in guaranteeing an American century, that this new century continues to be an American century. And that’s the governing philosophy of Governor Romney on peace through strength.”
So, does he consider himself a NeoConservative?
“What I’m saying is,” said Wong, “Governor Romney’s embrace of American values and interests and his call for American leadership is a philosophy of peace through strength.”
So then, does he dispute the classisfication of NeoConservative?
“What I’m saying is,” said Wong, “Governor Romney’s embrace of American values and interests and his call for American leadership…”
So... does he feel comfortable being called a NeoConservative?
“What I am saying is,” said Wong, “that Governor Romney has used, has said, that his philosophy is peace through strength.”
Does he have a problem with the term NeoConservative?
“What I am saying is,” said Wong........
Never mind. We get the picture.
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