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Wednesday, July 11, 2007
  Giuliani Hires Norman Podhoretz, Neocon Warmonger

Via Think Progress: The Giuliani campaign unveiled its foreign policy team yesterday, and prominent among the names is Norman Podhoretz, the murderous lunatic who recently demanded that the United States "bomb Iran" despite his own admission that such an attack could "unleash a wave of anti-Americanism all over the world that will make the anti-Americanism we’ve experienced so far look like a lovefest."

Podhoretz is an unapologetic extremist of the very same neoconservative crowd that has been so thoroughly discredited by its role in formenting the Iraq war. His advocacy of war with Iran is insane not just from a moral but also a strategic standpoint: an attack on Iran would not stop, and would likely accelerate Iran's nuclear program, and would almost certainly benefit the very hardliners the neocons claim to be so worried about. Podhoretz is an addled ideologue, not a serious foreign policy thinker, and by hiring him, Giuliani has demonstrated that he is determined to stick to -- and possibly expand upon -- the failed policies of the Bush administration. Some conservative commenters have hinted that they'd like to see Iran at the center of the debate during the 2008 election; Rudy seems intent on granting them their wish.

I'll do a full post on Podhoretz, as well as other members of Giuliani's foreign policy team -- which includes notable conservative names like Peter Berkowitz -- as part of the policy advisors series. Look for the Podhoretz profile soon.

Cross-posted at The Right's Field.

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