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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Norman Podhoretz
Norman Podhoretz, neocon par excellence and three years shy of his 80th birthday, has lost nothing of his fire and passion. If he has nothing but contempt for Europeans — "no readier to lift a finger to prevent a second Holocaust than they were the first time around" — he is filled with nothing but hope and praise for George W. Bush.
World peace is now at risk because of "new crazies who say, 'Let's go and bomb Iran.' " So spoke Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He didn't mention names. But the latest "bombs away" clarion call came from no less a neoconservative giant than Norman Podhoretz, the original godfather of the movement that played a critical role in bringing down the Soviet empire.
As Norman Podhoretz argued in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, America's foreign policy missteps are the result of the successful implementation of Mr. Obama's strategy to weaken America's power and influence abroad.
Mr. Podhoretz wrote: " Afghanistan and Iraq cannot be understood if they are regarded as self-contained wars in their own right.