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Neoconservatives — have an opinion? In an op-ed for the Washington Post yesterday, Jacob Heilbrunn, a senior editor at the National Interest, debunks what he calls the five myths of the "nefarious neocons." They are :
1 The neocons are chastened liberals who turned right.
2 The neocons are Israeli lackeys.
3 The neocons had too much power and took over Bush's brain.
4 The neocons are bloodthirsty ideologues, trying to impose a militant Wilsonianism on the United States that is alien to our foreign policy traditions.
5 The Iraq debacle has discredited the neocons.
Today we'll tackle these myths, and discuss neoconservatives' past and future role in shaping and executing policy. What are your questions about neocons?