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Are the Neocons Finally with Trump?

• by Curt Mills

Donald Trump finds himself in perhaps his most peculiar company yet as president: among the neocons. His decision to decline to certify Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement is earning him plaudits from some of his most bitter critics. A case in point is Bill Kristol, editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard, who Trump once personally singled out on the campaign trail for castigation. And the plan laid out by the president on Friday was near lockstep with what neocon columnist Eli Lake had been advocating for weeks. Indeed, Trump's Friday address to the nation—replete with phrases like "rogue regime" and accusations like "there are also many people who believe that Iran is dealing with North Korea"—did seem like a green light to party like it's 2003.

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