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By prospect   February 2009

Obama, my neocon darling

Obama’s inauguration crackled with wonderful atmosphere, exciting balls, splendid outfits—and an inaugural speech that could have been penned by a neoconservative, writes Martin Walker. Not wishing to miss out on the fun, Washington’s right wingers held numerous consolation parties. At one, ex-Bush “axis of evil” speechwriter David Frum clinked glasses with talkshow host Laura Ingraham, Byron York of the National Review and “prince of darkness” Richard Perle. All were stunned that Obama pushed so many of their buttons, in a speech that promised to defeat “far flung networks of hatred and violence” while promising not to…

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