Super-hawk Zbigniew Brzezinski against Israel's war on Lebanon

Thanks to Max Blumenthal for the link to The Nation's article. Zbigniew Brzezinski, of course, is the former Carter official who claimed he'd laid an Afghan trap for the Soviet Union which ultimately destroyed the Union itself. "Last Thursday, Brzezinski gave a fascinating talk sponsored by the New America Foundation, where he labeled Israel's ferocious military bombing of Lebanon 'dogged, heavy-handed, politically unproductive and morally wrong.'

"'What Israel is doing today in Lebanon is in effect the killing of hostages,' Brzezinski said. And the US government enabled the military campaign 'by abandoning the tradition of being a negotiator to a promise of complete partiality.'"

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Alta said…
Zbigniew Brzezinski is not a super-hawk. He is a man who fought against Russian imperialism, which makes America look like Finland in comparison (40 million killed by Stalin alone). He is one of the few sensible voices in America, speaking out against neoconservatives and the Iraq war, and speaking for a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and direct negotiations with Iran. American foreign policy can be self-serving, hypocritical, and immoral, but looking at the difference between North and South Korea or China and Taiwan shows that it can be a force for freedom as well.