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It is the way of politicians to include disreputable persons as part of their team members. I was horrified and disgusted when I saw that Hillary Clinton had included Madeline Albright as a member of her campaign foreign policy advisors. Then I read that Obama had included Brzezinski on his foreign advisory team. I remembered seeing an interview and a posting I made concerning his views and how proud he was of and what he was responsible for in Afghanistan. From the posting several years ago:
I thought this was an interesting interview that I'd saved some years ago. I remember seeing a tape some time later of Brzezinski giving the same information. This time, I saw him laugh after he said the part about no regrets. With his help and because he convinced President Carter that the US should supply money and arms to those opposed to the elected Socialist government, that country was handed over to the Taliban. How many Americans and Afghanistan citizens have died as a result of this?
Brzezinski: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially
crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter, in substance: We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about
the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.
Question: And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic fundamentalists, having given arms and advice to future terrorists?
Brzezinski: What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?**
Edited by: BBFMAIL at: 5/20/2008 (09:13)
From moveon today:
John McCain's chief adviser—Charlie Black—is a lobbyist who worked for some of the world's worst dictators.
Now McCain is facing a growing lobbyist scandal—in the past week, five of his top aides have been forced to resign after revelations about their lobbying. But he's still standing by Charlie Black.
Black himself told NBC that nobody cares about his ties to mass murderers and tyrants. That's not true. Call John McCain and ask him to fire lobbyist Charlie Black:
John McCain Campaign Headquarters
Phone: (703) 418-2008
Whenever possible, be kind. It's always possible.