by Stephen Kruiser
Go ahead, make it weird: The Boston Globe reports that George Soros and Charles Koch are teaming up to end the U.S. “forever war.”
BESIDES BEING BILLIONAIRES and spending much of their fortunes to promote pet causes, the leftist financier George Soros and the right-wing Koch brothers have little in common. They could be seen as polar opposites. Soros is an old-fashioned New Deal liberal. The Koch brothers are fire-breathing right-wingers who dream of cutting taxes and dismantling government. Now they have found something to agree on: the United States must end its “forever war” and adopt an entirely new foreign policy.
In one of the most remarkable partnerships in modern American political history, Soros and Charles Koch, the more active of the two brothers, are joining to finance a new foreign-policy think tank in Washington. It will promote an approach to the world based on diplomacy and restraint rather than threats, sanctions, and bombing.
We should begin with a little clarification here. George Soros is actually a raging progressive and the Koch brothers are very libertarian. A left-wing rag like the Globe rarely gets things like this right.
What they’re trying to do is paint Soros as some sort of centrist and the Kochs as fringe loons, when the opposite is true. Read the read HERE.