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      10-01-2012, 12:01 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by OldArmy View Post
It's just another liberal NYT article trying to make conservatives look unreasonable or hypocritical or something else. Nothing new to see here folks. Sorry.
I guess your reply illustrated the problem we are having today in this country; where labels are plastered about to shut down intelligent dialogue. The author of this piece is a resident fellow at the The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) which is an American conservative think tank founded in 1943. Its stated mission is "to defend the principles and improve the institutions of American freedom and democratic capitalismólimited government, private enterprise, individual liberty and responsibility, vigilant and effective defense and foreign policies, political accountability, and open debate". AEI is an independent nonprofit organization supported primarily by grants and contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Some AEI scholars are considered to be some of the leading architects of the second Bush administration's public policy. More than twenty AEI scholars and fellows served either in a Bush administration policy post or on one of the government's many panels and commissions. Among the prominent former government officials now affiliated with AEI are former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton, now an AEI senior fellow; former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities Lynne Cheney, a longtime AEI senior fellow; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, now an AEI senior fellow; former Dutch member of parliament Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an AEI visiting fellow; and former deputy secretary of defense Paul Wolfowitz.
I welcome intelligent commentary that is meant to be thought provoking in a serious attempt to facilitate dialogue and humbly ask that if your comment seeks to do otherwise, to respectfully post otherwise. Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation.