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Rudy Giuliani is a Neocon Hawk
Rudy the Hawk
Giuliani may be a social liberal but he's a dangerous hawk on American Middle East policy. Nearly all of his foreign policy advisers are warmongering neocons who advocated Bush's ill-advised misadventure in Iraq and who are now pushing for a strike against Iran as the Bush administration winds down.
Charles Hill--"... even if evidence does not link Iraq directly to the 9/11 attack, any strategy aiming at the eradication of terrorism and its sponsors must include a determined effort to remove Saddam Hussein."
Norman Podhoretz--Founder of neoconservatism argued in "The Case for Bombing Iran" that Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq are 'theaters' in a protracted global struggle against 'islamofascist ideology' and said President Bush was a 'man who knows evil when he sees it.'
Daniel Pipes--called for profiling Muslims because "the focus on Muslims must go well beyond the airport to touch on any and all facets of life...All muslims, unfortunately are suspects."
Michael Rubin--advocates revoking the U.S. ban on assasination arguing in the National Review that it would be "irresponsible to fail to consider that option, especially when the leaders of both Iran and North Korea threaten to use nuclear weapons..."
Daniel Frum--Bush speech writer who coined the phrase "axis of evil" and agrued in the book he co-authored with arch neocon Richard Perle, in defense of the invasion of Iraq and called for regime change in Iran.
Thus, Giuliani has re-assembled the same cast of foreign policy extremists who were influential in pushing the United States into invading Iraq. Here's a link to an article in this morning's NYT on Giuliani's foreign policy advisers: