Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Deep Thinker

In State of Denial, Woodward recounts how Michael Gerson, at the time Bush's chief speechwriter, asked Henry Kissinger why he had supported the Iraq war:

"Because Afghanistan wasn't enough," Kissinger answered. In the conflict with radical Islam, he said, they want to humiliate us. "And we need to humiliate them." The American response to 9/11 had essentially to be more than proportionateĀ—on a larger scale than simply invading Afghanistan and overthrowing the Taliban. Something else was essential. The Iraq war was essential to send a larger message, "in order to make a point that we're not going to live in this world that they want for us."

So Kissinger, the supposed deep thinker of the bunch, thought we would really send a message to the Muslim Masses by taking out the only really secular state in the region, the only tyrant strong enough to keep his country free of al Qaeda, the only bulwark of modernity against the Immams.
The man is a moron, a senile moron. 


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