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Norman Podhoretz still wants the United States to bomb Iran, as Time Magazine Middle East Blog reported recently. In light of the recent findings of the National Intelligence Estimate's findings that Iran abandoned their nuclear weapons program in 2003, Norman Podhoretz still wants President Bush (or the next president, Hillary Clinton) to use military action against Iran.
So who is Norman Podhoretz and why should you care? Well, for one thing, he is a just one of many intellectuals in a revolving cast of Neoconservatives that currently steer foreign policy. Podhoretz's influence is far reaching, and he has been a leading mouthpiece for elite ruling class of the United States for decades.
More on Norman Podhoretz from Sourcewatch:
"As godfather of the [neo-con] movement, Irving Kristol played mentor to Norman Podhoretz, the long-time but now-retired editor of Commentary, the influential monthly publication of the American Jewish Committee (AJC). Originally identified with the anti-war left in the mid-1960s, Podhoretz converted to neo-conservatism late in the decade and transformed the magazine into a main source of neo-conservative writing, despite the overwhelming majority of the Jewish community itself rejecting those positions.
Podhoretz is the father of John Podhoretz, a columnist for the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post, who also acts as a ubiquitous booster of the hawks. And his son-in-law, Elliott Abrams, who held a number of controversial posts in Reagan's State Department and was eventually convicted in the Iran-Contra scandal for lying to Congress, now serves in George Walker Bush's National Security Council as his top Middle East adviser."
Podhoretz was Rudy Giuliani's foreign policy adviser, and now that Giuliani has abandoned his bid for the presidency, it remains what will become of him but there is one thing that is certain: the call to bomb Iran will not end here.
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