31 January 2007

Truth is hard ...

Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski will offer this testimony tomorrow morning to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee:

"1.The war in Iraq is a historic, strategic, and moral calamity. Undertaken under false assumptions, it is undermining America's global legitimacy. Its collateral civilian casualties as well as some abuses are tarnishing America's moral credentials. Driven by Manichean impulses and imperial hubris, it is intensifying regional instability.

"2. Only a political strategy that is historically relevant rather than reminiscent of colonial tutelage can provide the needed framework for a tolerable resolution of both the war in Iraq and the intensifying regional tensions."

And he goes on to explain those statements clearly and without pulling a single punch.

Read more of the clear, unvarnished, simple truth from one of America's greatest elder statesmen and diplomats over at The Washington Note, where the intrepid Steve Clemons, a public and foreign policy expert, is offering an advance look at Brzezinski's written testimony. You don't want to miss this.

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