An emerging alliance between neocons and Hillary?

Last week in Commentary, neocon publicist Noah Rothman brazenly or stupidly denied the obvious. Having learned that Hillary Clinton, in a speech before the American Foreign Legion, trotted out such phrases as “America the indispensable nation” and “American the exceptional nation,” Rothman attributes the belief that the Democratic candidate is a “closet neo-conservative” to the “hysterical left.” Rothman assails a nutcase Left for what may be self-evident to the rest of us: “It is in Clinton’s implicit admission that the next president must begin the work of repairing the damage done to geopolitical stability and American preeminence by Barack Obama that has them in a tizzy. But that’s not neoconservatism; it’s not even ideological. It is simply reality.” Further: “The left isn’t just furious at Clinton for failing to denounce her neo-conservative endorsers; they’re aggravated by the fact that she’s undermining Barack Obama’s legacy.”

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  • Millie_Woods

    Wow, I didn’t know Hillary was a closet neo-con who is out to undermine Obama’s legacy. And her coming-out party was at a Legion hall! She’d never lie to veterans. No way José! No wonder the left is turning against her.

    L.O fucking L

  • JaedoDrax

    Hillary more than anyone else is responsible for the idiocy in Libya. Gaddafi was at least providing stability in North Africa, although that may not have continued once he got a measure of Obama.

    • andycanuck

      And gave up his nuke programme that was ahead of where Western estimates had had it.

  • Jay Currie

    There’s a legacy?

    • Alain

      Yes, destroying the United States. Just read that Obama has appointed the first Muslim judge in the same vein.

  • andycanuck

    Is the American Foreign Legion based in Corsica, South Dakota?