Friday, July 25, 2008
Talking Zbig, thinking Zbig
It's worried me, since he's begun saying it, when Barack Obama talks about escalating the war in Afghanistan. On the one hand, we all can agree that the Bush administration took its eye off the ball when it turned from partial victory in Afghanistan (where, regrettably it rounded up a lot of non-terrorist, terrorists and gave them a one-way to Guantanamo), and invaded Iraq.
On the other hand, no matter how horrible Iraq has been, I'm frightened that Obama's sabre rattling about chasing al Qaeda into the mountains of Afghanistan, is a recipe for disaster not unlike that which pulled down the Soviet Union.
And now, Zbigniew Brezinski, seems to be saying exactly the same thing.
While his thoughts on Afghanistan serve as a counsel to Barack Obama, his words of warning on a John McCain president are far more stark. He says: "Well, if McCain is president and if his Secretary of State is Joe Lieberman and his Secretary of Defense is [Rudolph] Giuliani, we will be moving towards the World War IV that they have been both favoring and predicting,"