Here is the difference between conservatives and neoconservatives.
COMMENTARY, flagship of the neoconservative movement, is anguished over the possibility that the socialists will win in France on Sunday. Why? Because a socialist victory would be, in the neocons’ opinion, be bad for Israel.
Real conservatives are anguished over the possibility of a socialist victory in France because, as conservatives, they believe (wrongly) that socialism is bad in general and that any country that goes socialist is shooting itself in the head.
But neocons don’t care about socialism. Or about France. They care about Israel, or at least, about its leader, Prime Minister Netanyahu.
That is what Red State’s far-right analyst and opinionator Eric Erickson meant when he wrote that the Washington Post neocon columnist Jennifer Rubin is “best understood as ‘Likud’ rather than Republican or conservative. There’s nothing wrong with being Likud, but one ought to be honest about it.”
I disagree. I think there is something wrong with an American being Likud or a neoconservative. Why not stick to our politics? Democrat, Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Libertarian, whatever.
No wonder conservatives don’t trust neoconservatives. They understand that the latter’s only concern is Greater Israel. The rest is window dressing to fool the gullible. As if COMMENTARY really cares about taxes, gay marriage, choice, or industrial policy? Give me a break.