Brzezinski�s unconvincing antiwar posturing
By Larry Chin
Online Journal Associate Editor
Apr 2, 2008, 00:59
Neoliberal elite Zbigniew
Brzezinski, one of the leading architects of the "war on terrorism� across
the Middle East and the Eurasian subcontinent (and whose book The Grand
Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives laid the
groundwork for 9/11) has adopted a politically expedient wolf-in-sheep�s
His much-publicized criticisms of Bush-Cheney�s
�mismanagement� of Iraq (whose latest piece, The Smart Way Out, serves as a primer on the current
neoliberal war policy) has garnered raves from those who are misguided or
ignorant enough to believe that Brzezinski is, in any way, �antiwar.�
The key passage in the new
Brzezinski piece leaves no illusions that that neoliberal position maintains
the existing "anti-terrorism" pretext for endless war: "The end
of the occupation will thus be a boon for the war on al-Qaeda, bringing to an
end a misguided adventure that not only precipitated the appearance of al-Qaeda
in Iraq but also diverted the United States from Afghanistan, where the
original al-Qaeda threat grew and still persists."
What Brzezinski seeks is to
simply reverse the Bush-Cheney �blunder,� and return to the geostrategic
position achieved shortly after 9/11: " . . . a regional conference should
be convened to promote regional stability, border control and other security
arrangements, as well as regional economic development -- all of which would
help mitigate the unavoidable risks connected with U.S. disengagement."
development� is Brzezinski�s code for �oil.�
Brzezinski is currently a national security/foreign policy adviser for
He would undoubtedly play a
major role for Hillary Clinton, should she become the Democratic Party nominee.
Note also that Brzezinski was the foreign policy adviser for John McCain's
presidential campaign in 1999-2000.
Brzezinski should not be
trusted any more than his old friend Henry Kissinger, who not surprisingly lurks behind McCain.
The �war on terrorism� -- including the occupation of Iraq -- continues
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