October 03, 2006

Fighting The Wrong War, Forty Years Too Late

Joshua Holland says the most hair-raising news of last week was Woodward's revelation that Henry Kissinger has been giving the Bush administration advice:
Woodward also reports that the president and vice president often meet with Henry Kissinger, who was President Richard Nixon's secretary of state, as an adviser. Says Woodward, "Now what's Kissinger's advice? In Iraq, he declared very simply, 'Victory is the only meaningful exit strategy.'" Woodward adds. "This is so fascinating. Kissinger's fighting the Vietnam War again because, in his view, the problem in Vietnam was we lost our will."


Kissinger, who can't take a trip to Europe for fear of being tried as a war criminal, is a leader among those who looked at our defeat in Vietnam and decided that Americans were simply weak. Lacking the most basic understanding of human morality and decency, and failing to grasp the advantage that people fighting for self-determination have over even super-powerful occupiers, Kissinger and his many compatriots on the right never figured out that the real issue was that Americans won't long support needless and corrupt wars thousands of miles from home.

Kissinger. That explains a lot.
From the comments at AlterNet:
We should have stoped this when they stole the election in 2000 by protesting and shutting the country down. Alas, but we are all to comfy in our little worlds to step up and stop the next iteration of liberal democracy morphing into fascism.
Kissinger would, of course, be a Jew. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But when the entire US foreign policy has become an extension of Israeli politics, when pro-Israel AIPAC spies are being arrested by the FBI, and when Israel is launching it's own pre-emptive wars in the Middle East, maybe it's something worth considering.


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