Thursday, March 15, 2007

Zbigniew is big policy wonks

Zbigniew Brzezinski was on The Daily Show last night.

He was talking about current international events, and his new book, Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower.

It was interesting to listen to him. He has very pointed words for our current president. As well, for the last two presidents.

Clinton, had nice ideas and good intentions.

Bush I, was promising and did a number of things, but did not push ahead with diplomacy at the key moment, post-Gulf War. So things atrophied.

And his kid stomped the withered remains of detente into the dust.

It is a good interview, check the video.

As he points out, if we let things worsen and continue, we will find ourselves in a war stretching from Iraq to Pakistan...then you got India sitting there. And they have those darn nuclear weapons. It is all the more troubling with news that the US is considering the idea of supporting a coup. So we would remove by coup another coup. That would end well...

We need clearer heads to start prevailing.

I am tempted to pickup his book, I'll have to see if an audio version is coming out.

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