Sep 20 2009
Obama’s Foreign Policy Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, calls for Barack Obama do more than just refuse to support an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear sites, he says the American president must give the order to shoot down Israeli aircraft as they cross Iraqi airspace.
In an interview with the DAILY BEAST, Brzezinsk , who says Scrapping missile defense was the right thing to do,” also thinks that shooting down the military planes of one our closest allies, is a good idea. But then, what can one expect from the man who created/suppported al-Qaeda in Afghanistan under the terrorists’ best friend, Jimmuh Carter?
DB: How aggressive can Obama be in insisting to the Israelis that a military strike might be in America’s worst interest?
Brzezinski: We are not exactly impotent little babies. They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?
DB: What if they fly over anyway?
Brzezinski: Well, we have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a Liberty in reverse.
Contrary to Brezinski’s half-hearted disclaimer that no one wishes for such an outcome, there are plenty on the left who would delight in a pitched battle between the United States and Israel. Democrats in Congress routinely support resolutions affirming Israel’s right to take whatever steps it deems necessary to assure its own national defense. And Obama has at least paid lip service to the concept. But hostility to Israel among the rank and file is very real on the left — and among “realists.”