British neocons? What's that? Well, they've just told us.
According to Adam Smyth at the Brussels Journal,
The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) is a British organisation that wants to spread 'liberal democracy' across the world through an interventionist policy. It posits that the United States and the European Union — under British leadership — must 'shape the world more actively' and, to this end, '[maintain] a strong military with global expeditionary reach.' The HJS Principles are supported by eminent British journalists, intellectuals, politicians and military men, such as Gerard Baker, assistant editor of The Times, Prof. Vernon Bogdanor of Oxford University, Colonel Tim Collins, the commander of the First Battalion Royal Irish Regiment in Iraq in 2003, Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of MI6, Jamie Shea, NATO's Deputy Assistant Secretary General for External Relations, Nobel Peace Prize winner David Trimble, Michael Gove MP, the Shadow Minister for Housing, David Willetts MP, the Shadow Education Secretary, and others.
Stand by. This could be significant.
James Lewis 8 27 06