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The neocons strike back

By Tumbler   December 2003

The neocons are back Just when the British embassy (and most of Washington) assumed that the quicksands of Iraq had swallowed them up, the neocons are back with a vengeance. Bush’s “Democracy for the middle east” speech came from the latest neocon recruit to the White House team, David Wurmser, who along with Richard Perle in 1996 wrote the celebrated “A clean break” strategy document for incoming Israeli premier Binyamin Netanyahu. In September, Wurmser was promoted from a mid-ranking job on the staff of the state department’s token neocon John Bolton to running the middle east desk in vice-president Dick…

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