Wednesday, September 13, 2006

We Just Can't Get Enough of the Carter Crew

For your reading and bemusement, I post the following little clip from James Taranto's "Best of the Web" column from Opinion Journal. After seeing the utter cluelessness of ol' Zbig of Carter Administration fame, I think we should all thank the Lord on bended knee that these guys are out of power.

A Terrorist Nuke? No Zbiggie!

Der Spiegel has an interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as President Carter's national security adviser:

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Spiegel: Dr. Brzezinski, President Bush compares the dangers of terrorism with the dangers of the Cold War. He has even spoken repeatedly of a "nation at war" and will only accept "complete victory." Is he right or is he using exaggerated rhetoric?

Brzezinski: He is fundamentally wrong. Whether that is deliberate demagoguery or simply historical ignorance, I do not know. For four years I was responsible for coordinating the U.S. response in the event of a nuclear attack. And I can assure you that a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union on a comprehensive scale would have killed 160 to 180 million people within 24 hours.

No terrorist threat is comparable to that in the foreseeable future. . . .

Spiegel: Is fear, as at the thought of a nuclear weapon in the hands of terrorists, not something very natural?

Brzezinski: Certainly, such a notion is not entirely unrealistic, but on the other hand we are not confronted with the Soviet nuclear weapons arsenal. I do not wish to minimize the danger of a single or even multiple terrorist acts, but their scale is simply not comparable.

*** END QUOTE ***

Remember those old bumper stickers that said "One nuclear bomb can ruin your whole day"? Not Zbig's day!

Here is a link to the original article:

Der Spiegel

I have to wonder how many deaths it would take for people like Zbig to get concerned. They really don't get it.

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