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Republican foreign-policy realists haven't changed their tune over the years, but some in the GOP have moved away from the realists, such as defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, according to former national security advisor Brent Scowcroft.

"We haven't moved; the Republican party has moved," Scowcroft told The Cable in an interview. "I have been a lifelong Republican and I hold to what I are my own beliefs, which happen to be core Republican beliefs, but many in the party have taken a different course."

Scowcroft is one of several senior former GOP officials, including Secretary of State Colin Powell, to back the Hagel nomination in the face of opposition from half a dozen GOP senators and groups associated with the neoconservative and hawkish sides of the Republican foreign policy community. Scowcroft said the GOP is rooted in the realist principles he still espouses.

"The neocons go clear back to the 1970s. They were Democrats, then became sort of Republicans," he said. "I'm who I am. Whether the party wants to desert me, that's their privilege."


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senior former GOP officials, including Secretary of State Colin Powell






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"The neocons go clear back to the 1970s. They were Democrats, then became sort of Republicans," he said. "I'm who I am. Whether the party wants to desert me, that's their privilege."


The irony is that Hagel is the true conservative, not the Neo-Cons that hijacked the GOP.






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There was a heated debate that just finshed over Hagel on Morning Joe this morning between Dan Senor and Claire McCaskill. Senor was hysterical.





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Pretty soft (senor) when it comes to this.





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Pretty soft (senor) when it comes to this.


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What I am saying is that he sounds like a big sloppy pussy, crying about Hegel.





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Can someone accurately describe the differences between Neocon foreign policy & realist foreign policy?





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Can someone accurately describe the differences between Neocon foreign policy & realist foreign policy?

realist - noninterventionist, American first (eg. Eisenhower, Bush 41)
neocon - interventionist, Israel first (eg. Bush 43, McCain)






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Isn't neocon more concerned with the promotion of democracy & human rights than realist?





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