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Zbigniew Brzezinski on The Daily Show

National Security Advisor to President Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski appeared on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show in the US recently to talk about his new book, Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower.

In this brief interview, he gives a scorecard on recent Presidents and administrations and comments upon America’s role in the world. (RT: 8 mins)

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Most notably, he lambasted Bush’s foreign policy just last month (as well as previously) in a prepared testimony for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Feb 1, 2007:

“The war in Iraq is a historic, strategic, and moral calamity. Undertaken under false assumptions, it is undermining America’s global legitimacy. Its collateral civilian casualties as well as some abuses are tarnishing America’s moral credentials. Driven by Manichean impulses and imperial hubris, it is intensifying regional instability.”

You might also be interested in these recent pieces:

  • * Rep. Ron Paul, The Original American Foreign Policy, ICH
  • * Paul Craig Roberts, Are we experiencing the last days of Constitutional rule?,
  • * Jacob Weisberg, Neo-Cons have been consigned to history, Financial Times

4 comments on “Zbigniew Brzezinski on The Daily Show

  1. unitedcats
    18 March, 2007

    Yerp, the Manichean heresy, glad other people are talking about this. Bush’s warped interpretation of Christianity has been heretical since the third century. JMO —Doug

  2. peoplesgeography
    18 March, 2007

    Hi Doug, Thanks for coming by. Bush is warped alright, especially his claims about being a Christian and hearing the voice of God. The kind thing would be to impeach him and treat him for delusions. Oh, and bible study might not be such a bad idea. The basic stuff, like “Thou shall not kill”, “thou shalt not steal” and “love one another”. BUSH 101: Bible study for pretend-Christian war criminals.

  3. Jack
    19 March, 2007

    Hi Ann!

    Kind of like the pot calling the kettle black, though, don’t you think?


  4. peoplesgeography
    19 March, 2007

    Jack, thought the Ron Paul piece might interest you. If this is what being an Originalist is about, at least as it applies in foreign policy, count me in!

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