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Neocons

Why Clinton’s Iraq decision matters

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Hillary Clinton speaks at the AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C., March 21, 2016. Photo:  Saul Loeb/Getty Images

The United States needed strong antiwar voices when George W. Bush pushed to go into Iraq. Then Senator Hillary Clinton was not such a leader; and it is a sign of the Democratic Party’s corruption that so many are willing to forgive her this mistake

Trump abandons ‘neutral’ Israel position, Sanders adopts it

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Bernie Sanders at a rally in Los Angeles, October 14, 2015. (Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

“Israel is a Jewish state and it must forever exist as a Jewish state,” Donald Trump says in pandering to AIPAC and Netanyahu; while Bernie Sanders says the US should be evenhanded in the conflict, and he never mentions Jewish at all.

Goldberg on Obama’s Syria credibility ‘crisis’

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Screenshot: "The Day Obama Broke With the Washington Playbook" narrated by Jeffrey Goldberg

Jeffrey Goldberg drives the neoconservative story, in an interview with President Obama in which he repeatedly suggests that the president lost his foreign policy credibility when he failed to attack Syria in 2013.

Rubio’s defeat means the downfall of neoconservatives

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Saban and Clinton, on an earlier occasion

Neoconservatives were the big losers in Marco Rubio’s defeat. Chris Matthews speaks openly of them as Jewish supporters of Israel, because their power has been eclipsed. Hillary Clinton is sure to make a play for their support. She already has Robert Kagan.

As Trump takes on the neocons, Kristol likens him to Hitler

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Bill Kristol, at Rightweb

One anti-establishment candidate is soaring, Donald Trump. While the other is sputtering, Bernie Sanders. That’s because Trump has taken on the foreign policy elite in his party, the neoconservatives, while Sanders has laid off the liberal interventionists who have never seen a regime change they didn’t like.

Finally, Israel issue explodes into presidential primaries

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Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio blasts Donald Trump for saying he’ll be neutral on Israel, and says criticism of Israel is the “new face of anti-semitism,” in a sign that support for Israel is at last becoming a political issue in the presidential race.

All eyes are on Sheldon Adelson, and even Trump courts him with Israel rant

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Sheldon Adelson wearing Romney button in Hebrew, at King David Hotel Jerusalem, 2012

The press is focused on Sheldon Adelson’s failure to publicly commit to a Republican candidate this year. Speculation is he wants to see if Marco Rubio can win a primary, that his wife likes Ted Cruz, and that he’s already secretly giving money to a Rubio-favoring PAC. But don’t count Donald Trump out. He also courts Adelson with pro-Israel rant on Hannity’s radio show.