Neocons for Obama
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 8:52 am
We knew it on Friday, when Bill Kristol praised President Obama’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, but the degree to which neoconservatives are happy with the plan is striking. “He’s definitely saying no to pulling back,” said Fred Kagan, at the neoconservative Foreign Policy Initiative conference today in Washington. “It was a gutsy and correct decision.” Kagan worried/predicted that Obama’s base would bristle at the plan, so “he will be counting on some significant amount of support from his political opponents.”
“In this time of economic distress,” Kagan said, “at some point, there will be somebody out there, of some political significance, getting angry.”
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