Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Being Zbigniew Brzezinski

Dr. Sbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor, responds brilliantly to the death and destruction in Gaza. He speaks of America's responsibility in the failed peace process, our bias, and the likelihood of a breakdown of support of Israel by nations who would otherwise be supportive.

America is in need of this kind of impartiality, compassion, and level-handedness again. "There has to be a sense of proportion. If there isn't one has to think of the consequence." Dr. Brzezinski's sense of diplomacy seems so far better than the policies of the last eight years. We call upon President-elect Obama and cabinet to follow this kind of foreign policy.


John O'Leary said...

What's makes this all the more interesting is that most of the Arab states appear to have given Israel the green light on this, because they have no use for Hamas either. But they can't support it indefinitely.

judith ellis said...

Yes, that is indeed interesting. But I don't think leaders should underestimate the will or compassion of the people. This too goes for the people of the United States.

judith ellis said...

Perhaps it's not very interesting when considering that a lot of this seems to be about who will control the world's oil supply and where the world purchases oil. Does Saudi Arabia, for example, have a vested interest against an arising Iran? Just wondering.