Friday, March 24, 2006

Kissinger Agrees With Me, Help!

A few posts back I had called out Donald Rumsfeld's complete lack of historical accuracy. Low and behold I run across an opinion piece that had former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski also pointing out Rumsfeld's false history lessons.

The strange thing about these former cabinet members is that they are not what I would call political bedfellows of mine. But maybe that just points out the degree to which Rumsfeld is waxing historical mythology simply out of support of his Iraq War and the poor decisions he's made all along. Even Kissinger and Brzezinski disagree with Rumsfeld even though I would label them as tilters toward neoliberialism and/or neoconservatism.

Here is what the article had as quotes from the two.

Leaving Iraq now, Rumsfeld wrote, "would be the modern equivalent of handing postwar Germany back to the Nazis." The bizarre analogy was immediately disputed by foreign policy sages Henry Kissinger (who noted that there was "no significant resistance movement" in Germany after World War II) and Zbigniew Brzezinski (who just called the comparison "absolutely crazy'').

I can't say I'm comfortable to be in agreement with Henry Kissinger, but when the Bush crowd keeps comparing (Condi Rice has done the same thing) Iraq resistance to Nazi resistance it is both fantasy and shows how far right the Bushites are. Further I believe it shows how close to 1984 propaganda the Bushers have gone. If they keep repeating historical falsehoods enough then Americans will believe it. War is peace, Bush actually said that once, which was a direct quote from 1984.


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