Neo-Conservative

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Neo-Conservative

One who advocates an expansive foreign policy, as well as a role (though limited) for government in poverty reduction and welfare programs. Neo-conservatism is associated with nation building, in which a country uses its military force to occupy a country to protect a nascent government until it becomes stable. Neo-conservatives favor an activist foreign policy intended to prevent potential rivals from becoming a threat. Neo-conservatives believe this philosophy makes their own countries safer, while critics contend that their philosophy leads to instability.
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In the neo-con view, the surge has resulted in major military gains in recent weeks, even if the Iraqis' political reconciliation which it was supposed to promote has been nowhere in sight, a point made emphatically by Lugar, Warner and other Republican critics.
There is a power-struggle in Washington between the neo-cons and "realists" seeking to influence President Bush's stance on the Israel-Lebanon crisis.
Porter added that what was really at stake in the confrontation with Iran from the US perspective, according to Donnelly on neo-con strategy, "is the opportunity to re-order the power hierarchy in the Middle East even further in favor of the US" by overthrowing the Shi'ite theocracy of Iran.
The neo-con plan would require a huge force of as many as 250,000 and a very long time frame with no exit strategy.
In Washington, however, the sudden resignation of Admiral William Fallon, overall commander of US forces in the Middle East, has been widely interpreted as a victory for the neo-cons over the "realists" in America's corridors of power.
William Kristol, editor of the neo-con Weekly Standard, believes the US needs to go after Syria and Iran, saying: "For while Syria and Iran are enemies of Israel, they are also enemies of the United States.
Even Richard Perle, one of Washington's best-known neo-cons, is stating publicly that the administration "got the war right and the aftermath wrong".
Despite a greater than expected turnout and landslide victory by Ahmadi-Nejad, the hawks in Washington have continued to argue that Iran was "ripe for revolution", as Jeffrey Gedmin, the neo-con director of the Aspen Institute in Berlin, wrote in the Weekly Standard.
One neo-con analyst said Bush's remarks were a veiled threat to impose stiffer sanctions on Damascus - including a naval blockade against Syrian oil exports - if co-operation lags on closing the Iraqi-Syrian border to fighters, weapons and money.
Looking at our government right now, I'd say we're already well on our way to having the neo-con dream come true.
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