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"The Right Wing's Addiction To War"
Yet conservatives -- from neoconservative thought leaderBill Kristol to former
GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) -- lashed out at Steele,
choosing not just to refute the historical inaccuracies in his statements but to
lambaste him for daring to voice skepticism about the war. The controversy over
Steele's comments sheds light on a wider truth about the modern conservative
movement: With few exceptions, escalating wars has become their favorite foreign
policy, and they tolerate little dissent from those in their ranks who believe
in other ways to conduct our international affairs.