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Neocons for Obama

Last updated: July 31, 2020 | March 31, 2009 | Frazer Pugh
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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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Frazer Pugh | I work in the investment management sector as a professional. Previously, I advised top financial services companies on balance sheet management, portfolio planning, and valuations as a consultant. I am currently pursuing a part-time MBA at Melbourne University, where I am a lecturer in accounting and hedge fund strategies, as well as a mentor/coach in a part-time equity analysis initiative. I have a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in finance, and am a Chartered Accountant. I enjoy instructing and assisting others in achieving their objectives.

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