Yesterday Josh Marshall called Giuliani’s foreign policy advisers “the bottom of the GWOT Islamofascism nutbasket”. If you are wondering who those people might be, here’s a short list:
- Norman Podhoretz, godfather of neoconservatism and author of “World War IV, The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism”
- Daniel Pipes, longtime political activist; described by RightWeb as “an outspoken promoter of the “Islamofascism threat” theory; closely aligned with many high-profile neoconservatives”
- Michael Rubin, understudy to Douglas Feith at the Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans, the group that pedaled phony intelligence and war hype in the lead up to the Iraq War;
List courtesy of yesterday’s TPMtv. All of them, of course, are pounding the war drum to invade Iran.
The image I have in my mind is another complete foreign policy nitwit who has, somehow, risen magically in the GOP. The neocon vultures are circling overhead. Scary.