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PNAC Democrats

I've written many times about the PNAC group. To think a single Democrat would sign on to one of their letters is reprehensible. I'm not inclu

I've written many times about the PNAC group. To think a single Democrat would sign on to one of their letters is reprehensible. I'm not including Joe Lieberman of course--even when he was a Democrat.

When PNAC Democrats like Peter Beinart, Ivo Daalder, Michele Flournoy, Will Marshall, Michael O'Hanlon, and James Steinberg do something like sign PNAC's letter on the need for more American ground forces they serve to further cement the notion that people like Frank Gaffney, Bill Kristol, Cliff May, Daniel McKivegan, Danielle Pletka, and Gary Schmitt should be taken seriously as authorities on national security policy. Well, they shouldn't be taken seriously. And nobody serious about improving America's national security should be publicly collaborating with them....read on

Where I differ slightly with Matt is that when you sign on with PNAC, you SIGN ON. I've read much of the PNAC delusional theory on foreign policy and it's a frightening screed of US world domination. "Hey, we have the power so let's kick some ass." As Team America says: "F--k Yea!"

Duncan:

I won't presume to speak for his list of PNAC Democrats individually, but I think we must acknowledge that many of such people have in fact for years considered the neoconservatives to be credible people "who should be taken seriously as authorities on national security policy." Certainly more seriously than, say, dirty hippies like myself who had the temerity to oppose the stupidest f--king foreign policy decision in the history of the universe....read on

Thank you Michael Lind.

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