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Another Strike Against Obambi

More evidence Obambi is a mental midget on foreign policy. He got an endorsement from a guy most of younger than 40 have never heard of. If you don't know the name at first, keep reading.

Brzezinski Embraces Obama Over Clinton for President

Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of the most influential foreign-policy experts in the Democratic Party, threw his support behind Barack Obama's presidential candidacy, saying the Illinois senator has a better global grasp than his chief rival, Hillary Clinton.

Obama ``recognizes that the challenge is a new face, a new sense of direction, a new definition of America's role in the world,'' Brzezinski said in an interview on Bloomberg Television's ``Political Capital with Al Hunt.''

``Obama is clearly more effective and has the upper hand,'' Brzezinski, who was President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser... "

'nuff said.


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Hey libbies! Isn't this the... (Below threshold)
Dirk:

Hey libbies! Isn't this the same guy who started giving weapons to Osama and the Afghan resistance. As you so CONTINUALLY point out about Ronald Reagan, I think its only fair I point that out about Carter. Personally, I don't think Carter should have been able to predict 9/11, but you guys obviously feel that Reagan should have known.

It was a good idea to give ... (Below threshold)
kim:

It was a good idea to give heat seeking missiles to the Afghanis. I'm not sure it was B's idea.
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More ass dumps from brain d... (Below threshold)
FreedomFries:

More ass dumps from brain dead Paul.

Brzezinski 's foreign policy expertise is light years beyond the capability of The Chimp, who had to be hand-trained w/ bananas by Rice down in Crawford as he ran for office in 1999 & 2000 because The Chimp's prior experience w/ foreign policy had no more depth than ordering Chinese takeout when he visited daddums in Beijing.

Yeah, B. did such a bang-up... (Below threshold)
JB:

Yeah, B. did such a bang-up job with Iran in '79 we're still suffering the ill-effects.

I guess that's liberal meaning of "expertise."

"Brzezinski, who was Presid... (Below threshold)
LAB:

"Brzezinski, who was President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser,..."

That should say it all right there. The damage in Panama is irreversible. His forsight was almost non-existent at the time.

The one thing he does have right: "Being a former first lady doesn't prepare you to be president,''

LAB, just what is your impl... (Below threshold)
FreedomFries:

LAB, just what is your implication about Brzezinski and Panama?

When the Russians first inv... (Below threshold)
kim:

When the Russians first invaded Afghanistan I confidently predicted that the stone age inhabitants would run them out. It's nomad's land. I didn't know then about the heat-seeking missiles, and I didn't know then about radical Islam. But I did know then that Afghanistan was full of fundamental Muslims, fiercely possessive of what little they had, and how much they had.
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FreedomFries, you still sho... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

FreedomFries, you still showing your ignorance of history? Unbelievable.

FF, the primary focus is on... (Below threshold)
LAB:

FF, the primary focus is on his lack of foresight, or perhaps an ulterior motive. Brzezinski is a global elitist and believes the concept of National Security to be a myth.

Globalization:

The Final Demise of National Security

This issue will explore globalization as it relates to national security, or the lack thereof, with a focus on maritime security. It will be shown that the modern degradation of national maritime security started with President James Earl Carter (an original member of the Trilateral Commission and hand-picked as a presidential candidate by Zbigniew Brzezinski) with the 1977 giveaway of the Panama Canal, which was the most strategic maritime asset that America ever owned. Further, it will be shown that the same global elite are riding the money-go-round with several Arab states, including the United Arab Emarites who are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that was founded by Saudi Arabia in 1981.


I'm a survivor of the Car... (Below threshold)
Arthur:

I'm a survivor of the Carter years and read a couple Zbiggy's books*. If his advice to Carter in the 70s was similar to what he was writing in those books then I would blame Carter more than Zbiggy. Those books seemed solid enough. The worst you could say about Zbiggy of the 70s and 80s is that he was one of many "realists".

What I've heard of the the current Zbiggy isn't so good but the guy is 20 years older - I'll be charitable and assume he's over the hill.

* Game Plan (1986) Overview of US-USSR relations and how we should finish them off.
The Grand Failure (1989) History of 20th century communism and how much it sucked.

I don't know much about B. ... (Below threshold)
kim:

I don't know much about B. It occurred to me, though, if he were a global elitist realist, why did he not keep the Panama Canal in real global elitist hands? Mahan may haint.
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The measure of the Carter a... (Below threshold)

The measure of the Carter administration is that Brzezinski was considered one of the smarter guys in the shop. Such damning with faint praise.
Paul H., Brzezinski was only considered marginally conservative during the Carter years. And that was because of his anti Soviet stance, which got his name in The National Review from time to time. In the long shadow of Reagan, he is just another lightweight.

Of course, Brzezinski sayin... (Below threshold)
C-C-G Author Profile Page:

Of course, Brzezinski saying Obama would be better than Clinton doesn't specify if Brzezinski thinks Obama would be better than Giuliani, or McCain, or Romney, or Thompson.

It's interesting that Brzezinski didn't just say that Obama would be the best. He compared Obama to Clinton and only/i> to Clinton.

Now, all you lefty trolls can claim that I am reading too much into it. I even give you permission.

Obama is clearly more... (Below threshold)

Obama is clearly more effective and has the upper hand,

the more intersting subject here may be the back story....Zbig and Bill. Hmmm

Ahh, here it is....<... (Below threshold)


Ahh, here it is....

As usual, behind their protected wall:

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30F13FE3F580C728FDDAC0894D8404482&n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/C/Clinton,%20Bill

The teaser....

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Indulging Russia Is Risky Business

*Please Note: Archive articles do not include photos, charts or graphics. More information. May 31, 2000, Wednesday
By ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI (NYT); Editorial Desk
Late Edition - Final, Section A, Page 27, Column 1, 681 words
DISPLAYING ABSTRACT - Op-Ed article by Zbigniew Brzezinski on US-Russian relations says Clinton administration's policy of engagement with Russia has degenerated into one-sided courtship and has been colossal disappointment; warns Pres Clinton against making hasty deals in upcoming Moscow summit with Pres Vladimir Putin since such action would pose new risks; says dose of dignified restraint, based on realistic assessment of where Russia is headed, could help redeem policy of engagement that has gradually lost its way
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There will be a quick response to this from CampHillary.


HMMM...yep ZB did some stuf... (Below threshold)
nogo war:

HMMM...yep ZB did some stuff...however, any of the great Old Republicans coming out of the woodwork to endorse any of the top flight Republican Candidates?
I am waiting for Henry K to endorse Mitt...maybe Rudi? ...

nogoThere's not a Re... (Below threshold)

nogo
There's not a Republican candidate that would accept Kissinger's endorsement with any enthusiasm. If you want Old School...here is what the current candidates might accept in the way of endorsement: Baker, Schultz, maybe Scowcroft (but not likely), Weinberger (if he was alive), North (but only marginally), Gates, Rice, the current Chiefs of Staff and Bush I and II.

Now, who do the Democrats have to look to? Zbig? Aspen (dead)? Who? Who has real foreign policy experience on their side? Name one.

Oh....I forgot. Bill Richardson...the author of the latest NK ransom letter.


>Brzezinski 's foreign poli... (Below threshold)
Paul:

>Brzezinski 's foreign policy expertise is light years beyond the capability of The Chimp,

Ha! FreakoFries, I can only assume you're under 30 years of age.... and ignorant of history.

Please, I lived the the humiliation of the Carter years. What are you.. 23? 24?

Please, I lived th... (Below threshold)
Please, I lived the the humiliation of the Carter years. What are you.. 23? 24?

18. Posted by Paul

What a disaster. I joined the Navy right after Carter took office. That experience almost caused me to end my career after four years.

Fortunately, Ronaldus Magnus was elected before I had to make that decision.

It was humiliating sitting around with 52 Americans being held hostage by a bunch of ragtag militants. Then the day of Desert One. The darkest, saddest, most humiliating day of my military career.

Was all that sitting around being humiliated part of Zbiggy's advice?

From an interview with Bob Novak about his recent book

Novak said everything Carter did was a failure.

and

[T]hey documented plans to concede 1/3 of Germany to the Soviets and Seoul to the North Koreans in the event of attacks. [ed. - Levin interjected here that he wanted to make sure the audience understood what Novak was saying, that Carter was prepared to give up on these countries in the event of attacks.]...

Was Zbiggy on board with that plan also? Was he the one who advised Carter? But, that's not surprising, since Carter was willing to cede a sovereign piece of the United States, the US Embassy in Tehran, to Iran.

HughSOh....I f... (Below threshold)
marc:

HughS

Oh....I forgot. Bill Richardson...the author of the latest NK ransom letter.

And immediately pull ALL troops out of Iraq.

I wonder who Maddy Halfbrig... (Below threshold)

I wonder who Maddy Halfbright, the 2,000 lb.leg presser, will endorse? Will she endorse Hillary?

Nice catch about Bill and B... (Below threshold)
kim:

Nice catch about Bill and Brez, Hugh.

Albright's father was Condi Rice's mentor at Denver University. Because of him, Condi switched majors from music to international affairs.
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OK, I got it, Hugh. Bill C... (Below threshold)
kim:

OK, I got it, Hugh. Bill Clinton looked into Putin's pants and saw his soul.
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Or: Bill Clinton looked int... (Below threshold)
kim:

Or: Bill Clinton looked into Berger's pants and saw his scroll.
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KimThat is teh funne... (Below threshold)

Kim
That is teh funnee!

I should quit while I'm ahe... (Below threshold)
kim:

I should quit while I'm ahead, Hugh.

Marc: I'm waiting for Richardson to suddenly switch Tigresses in mid-Euphrates. His Iraq stance is suddenly so last month.

Obama looked into Castro's guts and saw his role.
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Zbig!! The wonder diplomat ... (Below threshold)
JoeS:

Zbig!! The wonder diplomat who replaced the Shah with the Ayatollah? Replaced Somoza with the Sandinistas? Who boycotted the Olympics to punish Russia for invading Afghanistan? His opinion will surely command guffaws from the rest of the world.

Surely, Barak will appoint him Sec of State. He would want to be remembered in diplomatic history as a success like Jimmy Carter.

Even Hillary says Barak is soft.




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