Barack the neocon
(New York Post) -- by John Podhoretz --
Last night, President Obama did something amazing. He delivered -- dare I say it? -- a rather neoconservative speech, in the sense that neoconservatism has argued for aggressive American involvement in the world both for the world's sake and for the sake of extending American freedoms in order to enhance and preserve American security.
Perhaps Obama did not even realize it, but when he said that "as the leader of the free world, America will do more than just defeat on the battlefield those who offer hatred and destruction -- we will also lead among those who are willing to work together to expand freedom and opportunity for all people," he was echoing ideas developed in neoconservative journals over decades of argument about how the United States can best project its power for its own sake and for the sake of the betterment of the world.
When he said that "we must use all elements of our power -- including our diplomacy, our economic strength and the power of America's example -- to secure our interests and stand by our allies," he was speaking in the voice of those neocons who argue that American geopolitical power is enhanced when we use it to bind our friends closer to us.
And when he said that "we must project a vision of the future that is based not just on our fears, but also on our hopes -- a vision that recognizes the real dangers that exist around the world, but also the limitless possibility of our time," Barack Obama was offering a more secular version of George W. Bush's assertion that liberty is not something unique to the American constitution, but is "God's gift to humanity."
And it meant something too that, for the first time, he spoke heartfelt words about his predecessor. "No one could doubt President Bush's support for our troops, or his love of country and commitment to our security," Obama said, knowing full well that tens of millions of people did doubt it and many thousands of activists who helped him get elected argued the opposite.
Even more stunning, perhaps, is the fact that Obama was willing to use this nation's involvement in Iraq -- which he had opposed so completely and whose extension in the form of the surge in 2007 he argued against flatly -- as an example of what America can do when it puts its mind to it. "This milestone should serve as a reminder to all Americans that the future is ours to shape if we move forward with confidence and commitment," he said...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
Obama a neocon? No surprise there, given that the Democrat Party is owned and operated by Zionists to a higher degree than even the corrupted, neoconned GOP, and has been for decades.
As for the rest of Podhoretz' spin and platitudes, well, at this point it's pretty much conventional wisdom in the U.S. that the neoconservative agenda does not serve Americans or American interests, as Jewish Zionist Podhoretz attempts to assert, but rather the interests of Zionism, Israel and its agents -- agents like Podhoretz himself.
Of course, Obama knows that, but he just doesn't care, because his party doesn't care. Like the neoconned GOP, they all enjoy a good role in the mud with pharisaic reprobates and despoilers; the lot of them made their deal with the devil years ago.