A Less Kind, Less Gentle Environmentalism

What do the Committee on the Present Danger and the Natural Resources Defense Council have in common? They both endorse Set America Free, an "energy security" plan put forward by the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security and other conservative think tanks. Now, "many of the leading neoconservatives who pushed hard for the Iraq war are going green." Prius owner James Woolsey and bio-fuel enthusiast Frank Gaffney, among others, "want to weaken the Saudis, the Iranians, and the Syrians while also strengthening the Israelis. Whether these ends are achieved with M-16s or hybrid automobiles doesn't seem to matter to them."