Behold the fruits of the Bush doctrine.
Zalmay Khalilzad told the daily Die Presse the Middle East was now so disordered that it had the potential to inflame the world as Europe did during the first half of the 20th century.
“The (Middle East) is going through a very difficult transformation phase. That has strengthened extremism and creates a breeding ground for terrorism,” he said in remarks translated by Reuters into English from the published German.
This must be what freedom looks like when it’s on the march.
Surely, none of this is the fault of Washington. Who could perceive the policies of the Bush administration as anything other than purely altruistic? For example:
THE White House’s plans to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organisation are intended to give the Bush administration cover if it launches military strikes on the Islamic republic, according to a prominent former CIA officer.
Robert Baer, who was a high-ranking operative in the Middle East, has said that senior government officials had told him the administration was preparing for air strikes on the guards’ bases and probably also on Iran’s nuclear facilities within the next six months.
Any chaos that ensues as a result of these attacks, will be further proof that Islam is predisposed to self destruction.