The whole Neocon enterprise was something only the military industrial complex could love and their rationales have steadily become more outrageous.
That Cheney moved seamlessly from high office to Halliburton high office was always disturbing. Under Reagan we essentially had no wars because he choked them off. With H W Bush and since we have never let up. Even Saddam felt that he had been set up and the interesting question is just how much.
All the same names are still out there and Trump has been piece by piece dismantling the whole rubbish heap. So we now hear their rage as they know full well that their whole Russian meme has been contrived and that Trump and Putin know.
This is one reason i am seriously optimistic about Helsinki. Putin has plenty to share with Trump and the reverse is true. The bigger plan is an United States of Europe built out of the EU and Russia et al with a prospective Russian president who can work with Trump to implement a plan western political hegemony. Such a system will see an elected president following the American model to a large degree simply because of the living experience
This approach can be enhanced by ending poverty but that is not necessary to get it all going....