In Michael C. Desch’s long, but insightful article for the American Conservative, he details the vastly neo-conservative agenda surrounding the Giuliani campaign. He summarizes each prominent member of the advisory team on foreign affairs. Among them is the author of World War IV. Desch writes:
Podhoretz is the person whose presence has done the most to set in concrete the notion that Team Rudy is all neocon all the time.
Though some have attempted to distance the radical neo-conservative Norman Podhoretz from Giuliani, Podhoretz himself has no intention of distancing from Giuliani. Professor Desch writes:
Unfortunately, he (Giuliani) is of one mind with some of the most unrepentant, unreconstructed neoconservatives around. Podhoretz told the New York Observer that “as far as I can tell, there is very little difference in how he sees the war and how I see it.” If anyone thinks that neoconservativism is on the outs after the debacle in Iraq, they need look no further than the Republican frontrunner’s brain-trust.