Why the neocons are cheering for Hillary

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Writes Justin Raimondo at antiwar.com:

"What is clear, by now, is that the War Party is openly rooting for Hillary: see the Weekly Standard for the neocons' paean to Hillary the war goddess. Before the Obama surge nearly wiped her out, she was sounding like Obama in his denunciations of the "war that should never have been fought," i.e., Iraq, yet she shifted gears rather abruptly and began presenting herself as a lunch-bucket know-nothing pro-war demagogue who could pass for Joe Lieberman in drag.

The Weekly Standard-ites are all atwitter at the new Hillary, the woman who "may still be a nanny-state type in some of her policies, but in her own life she seems more and more of a Social Darwinian, refusing to lose, and insisting on shaping her destiny." She's a "fighter" – never mind what she's fighting for – who's been through a lot. Of course, the same can be said of Ron Paul, yet we don't hear any praise coming to him from Bill Kristol, Rush Limbaugh, and the neocon Right. The reason for this newfound enthusiasm for the Woman the Right Used to Hate is twofold: She isn't Obama, and she is sounding more and more like McCain when it comes to foreign policy, the premier issue as far as the neocons are concerned."

Read Raimondo's entire column

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