"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Neocon sounds like Unicorn or some other novel concept.
I do not think that they can hinder world peace. Yet their position is also valid just in case Russia and/or China go nuts.
They should be kept in the background, not occupying key policy positions as Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz. Biting dogs should be used sparingly, otherwise their effect is spoiled and they do more harm than good.
Speaking of names, Wolfowitz sounds like the mutation of the big bad wolf and the wicked witch of the west!
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963