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Former Vice President Dick Cheney has re-emerged to boost the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney and promote spending to prepare the U.S. military for its “next war,” which presumably means Iran.
An erstwhile Obama supporter, hedge-fund multimillionaire Daniel Loeb has donated large sums to the neoconservative Emergency Committee for Israel and thrown high-dollar fundraisers in the Hamptons for the Romney campaign.
Former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman Augustine embodies the connections among the defense industry, hardline pressure groups, and hawkish think tanks.
Michael Rubin, a veteran of the Bush-era Office of Special Plans, has relentlessly criticized the Obama administration for attempting to engage Iran and condemned the rise of democratically elected Islamist parties in the Middle East.
Applebaum, a program director at the London-based Legatum Institute and a former American Enterprise Institute fellow, writes a column for the Washington Post in which she has revealed an on-again-off-again affinity for U.S. military interventions, including pushing the idea that President Obama must be prepared to go to war with Iran.
ECI is a U.S.-based pressure group aligned with the Israeli right wing that has pushed the United States to attack Iran and smeared critics of hawkish Israeli policies.
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Thanks for the info on some of these crazy advisers, although I'm sure Mitt Romney has many more. You also forgot to mention his buddy, war criminal Dick Cheney. I would never vote for Barack Obama, not because of economics, but because of what I consider to be his own war crimes. But Romney has made it very clear that he will greatly expand all aspects of our “wars.”
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