They are government supremacists, nationalists.
"...and he is quick to compromise with an enemy."
And my apologies, about my previous reply; it was meant in the context of where I had first, in my error of reading too fast, thought the article was headed.
This is fine in theory, but written as it is, in the middle of the War on Terror becomes demagoguery. That is because what is currently termed "rogue nation" has a precise connotation: a nation that would assist terrorists is a rogue nation; a nation could be as unamerican as a fig pie, if it cooperates with us, it is a legitimate nation.
It's nationalism if we start it, it's patriotism if the other guys start it.
Hilaire Belloc in his book 'Survivals and New Arrivals' writes (and warns) a bit on Nationalism:
"But the essence of Nationalism, in its present form as a menace to religion, lies in this: that the nation is made an end in itself. When that mood appears, there is present, in the strictly technical sense of the word, Heresy; there is present false doctrine, and all the dangers of spreading and ramifying evil which spring from false doctrine as from one poisonous seed."
"Let us take a few tests and judge by them the quality of the thing."
"Go to a public park on two successive Sundays. On the first, stand upon a chair and declaim at length against the discipline of religion. Ridicule the doctrine of the Trinity, the Incarnation, the right of a Christian society to enforce the practice of Christian ritual. Nothing will happen to you."
"On the second Sunday get up on a chair and declaim at equal length and with equal zeal against the country and its conduct in the late war. Praise enthusiastically some more specially unpopular foreigners-enemies for choice-laugh at the heroism of the troops, call them cowards and go on to denounce with vigor the obedience rendered to their officers and soldiers and sailors. A great number of things will happen to you. Even after the police have rescued you from the hands of the mob, the State will proceed to deal with you in a fashion which will enlighten you for good upon the limits of toleration."
written in 1929. Imagine what would happen if one were to 'take the test' that Belloc mentions above today.
A lot of those who support foreign crusades for "Democracy" or "Freedom" aren't even nationalists, but internationalists. I doubt nationalism or patriotism even enters into their thinking except as something to be overcome. I suppose the neo-cons fit Sobran's or Orwell's label "nationalism", but even there, it's questionable whether nationalism is really at the center of their thinking. Perhaps it is, and defining "nationalism" pejoratively can convince people of that, but I have my doubts.
As Orwell, points out, a lot of the people he calls nationalists are those who derive their self esteem from belonging to some big unit. You don't have to be a nationalist to do that. In our system, some of the most ferocious nationalists in Orwell's or Sobran's sense aren't "nationalists" in Hamilton or Marshall's or Madison's or Monroe's sense -- promoters and supporters of the American federation or nation-state. Rather they choose some other group -- ethnic, religious, regional or political to exalt above all else.
The other side of the coin, though, is that if we vacate all big units like nations and cultures of value to concentrate on the naked individual, important things that go into the make up of the individual are lost. I think Sobran's "patriots" understand this. The problem is that some of people who would call themselves "patriots" in his scheme because they reject nationalism, really don't have this understanding. They define themselves as "patriots" rather than "nationalists" simply because they aren't nationalists. Sometimes it may be precisely the nationalist who brings home to people what nationality or homeland may mean. I can understand the desire to keep the fervent nationalist with his wounded pride or aggrandizing ambition at bay, but I wonder if people aren't also losing that quieter love of country. Or at least I was wondering until last month.