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Do you know what a Neocon is?..............................

In January 2009, at the close of President George W. Bush's second term in office, Jonathan Clarke, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, proposed the following as the "main characteristics of neoconservatism"[43]:



* "a tendency to see the world in binary good/evil terms

* low tolerance for diplomacy

* readiness to use military force

* emphasis on US unilateral action

* disdain for multilateral organizations (I assume this is like NATO).



* focus on the Middle East".



The above is from Wikipedia, put there by Libs, I'm sure, and so is adequate for this discussion, as Libs seem to think that there is something wrong with espousing the above ideals.



So, you can be proud to be a "Neocon" (snort), whether you are one or not!



Did you know????????????????????

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mustbeGRACE

Asked by mustbeGRACE at 9:35 AM on Jul. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • LOL..You DELETED your other one?? Or was it deleted because it wasn't actually a question..LOL
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:37 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Develop and deploy global missile defenses to defend the American homeland and American allies, and to provide a secure basis for U.S. power projection around the world."
    "Control the new 'international commons' of space and 'cyberspace,' and pave the way for the creation of a new military service--U.S. Space Forces--with the mission of space control."
    "Increase defense spending, adding $15 billion to $20 billion to total defense spending annually."
    "Exploit the 'revolution in military affairs' [transformation to high-tech, unmanned weaponry] to insure the long-term superiority of U.S. conventional forces."
    "Need to develop a new family of nuclear weapons designed to address new sets of military requirements" complaining that the U.S. has "virtually ceased development of safer and more effective nuclear weapons."
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:38 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Facing up to the realities of multiple constabulary missions that will require a permanent allocation of U.S. forces."
    "America must defend its homeland" by "reconfiguring its nuclear force" and by missile defense systems that "counteract the effects of the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction."
    "Need for a larger U.S. security perimeter" and the U.S. "should seek to establish a network of 'deployment bases' or 'forward operating bases' to increase the reach of current and future forces," citing the need to move beyond Western Europe and Northeast Asia to increased permanent military presence in Southeast Asia and "other regions of East Asia." Necessary "to cope with the rise of China to great-power status."
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:39 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • I am assuming the above is your explanation of Neoconservatism?

    Are you for real?

    All of the above are good, common sense things to do!!!!!!!!!

    Notice all of the question marks?

    For YOU and CM!

    Helps?
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:41 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Redirecting the U.S. Air Force to move "toward a global first-strike force."
    End the Clinton administration's "devotion" to the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty.
    "North Korea, Iran, Iraq, or similar states [should not be allowed] to undermine American leadership, intimidate American allies, or threaten the American homeland itself."
    "Main military missions" necessary to "preserve Pax Americana" and a "unipolar 21st century" are the following: "secure and expand zones of democratic peace, deter rise of new great-power competitor, defend key regions (Europe, East Asia, Middle East), and exploit transformation of war."

    Dick Cheney was one, Jeb Bush, steve forbes, william bennett, william kristol, SCOOTER LIBBY, Donald Rumsfield
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:41 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Yes, we know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:48 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • thanks for this post
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Interesting post, grace. :) And to answer your question, I sure do fall under some of those things listed.. Neocon, it is.......
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 9:59 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Yes, I did know, perhaps others will now know.
    Ladybugkisses76

    Answer by Ladybugkisses76 at 10:02 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Yes, I did know, and it only further confirms that I am a liberal. Thanks.
    Fawn80

    Answer by Fawn80 at 11:15 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

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