In this article in the New York Times, we get a sneak peek at the foreign policy types that would be a part of a McCain administration.
The group Mr. McCain consults on foreign policy includes neoconservatives like William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, as well as members of the so-called realist school of foreign policy thought like Brent Scowcroft and Mr. Armitage, who along with his former boss, Mr. Powell, battled the influence of neoconservatives in Mr. Bush’s first term.
For those who like graphics, here is a chart of those who have signed onto McCain’s team as advisors.
Don’t you just love those little editorial statements the NYT slips into their news stories? The “realist” school of foreign policy? Oh, excuse me, they include the word “so-called” so I guess they can argue that they aren’t characterizing them that way. That is just what those advisors are so-called. Many people would “so-call” the same group as belonging to the “nervous nellie” school of foreign policy. Maybe the NYT couldn’t get in touch with them before deadline.
Update: Ugh. I spelled “peek” correctly in the post, but messed up the headline. I wrote this at 3 a.m. and scheduled it to post this morning when I was not home. If I fix the headline it will affect the url which includes the post title so I think I am just going to have to live with the embarrassment. I think I should do less blogging at 3 a.m.