Thursday, October 29, 2009

People of conscience weak, ignorant, and to be ignored: Do Brzezinski's attitudes exemplify those of America's hostile elite?

(After Downing Street) -- Zbigniew Brzezinski spoke at a RAND Corporation forum on Afghanistan in a Senate caucus room on Thursday. His first statement was that "Withdrawal from Afghanistan in the near future is a No-No." He offered no reasons why and suggested that his other statements would be more controversial.During a subsequent question-and-answer period, I asked Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter, why he had provided no rationale for his first rule. I asked him why such a rule should be considered uncontroversial when approximately half of Americans oppose the occupation of Afghanistan. I asked how he would respond to the arguments of a US diplomat who just resigned in protest. Brzezinski's response would make Dick "So?" Cheney proud. He responded that it was understandable but that a lot of people are weak and don't know any better, and they should be ignored...LINK

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