A beltway foreign-policy initiative: the Alliance for Securing Democracy. is evidence of an emerging unholy alliance in Washington. Glenn Greenwald reports that the neocons—led by the likes of Bill Kristol, Max Boot, and Dick Cheney—were the ideological motor behind Bush’s invasion of Iraq. The indispensable-nation crowd—personified by Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and Michele Flournoy—were initial supporters of the Iraq War, championed President Barack Obama’s “surge” in Afghanistan, and helped orchestrate the disastrous regime change in Libya. Neither the neocons nor the indispensable-nation crowd has been instructed nor daunted by failure or record of catastrophic foreign policy fiascoes; the establishment comes together to strike back."