Bad News for the Americanized

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Have a look at the way recent statements by Anthony Zinni and Fritz Hollings are playing in the Arab press—and then ask yourself why Zinni and Hollings are saying these things: Bad News for the Americanized. (Hat tip: Hulugu.)

And note that on a day when more than 20 Westerners have been slaughtered in the kingdom of the oil ticks, one of their mouthpieces writes this:

It appears that the Iraqi swamp is growing wider and deeper. The idiots in the US administration are drowning in its mud, prompting American political and military leaders, both Democrat and Republican, to raise their voices, disclose facts and, for the first time perhaps, begin to call things by their real names.

The retired general and former chief of the CIA, Anthony Zinni, has accused high-level officials in the Pentagon of failing to prosecute the war in Iraq and of being unable to grasp its implications and dimensions. He demanded that the officials resign. On the CBS TV show, “Sixty Minutes,” Zinni said without naming names: “Someone has ruined things and at this level and at this stage, it should be clear…Now, whose head should roll?” Zinni who served as chief of the CIA from 1997 until 2000 said that the Iraqi war plans and postwar plans were “our mistake from the beginning …if you are secretary of defense, you are responsible for this, if you were responsible for the planning and implementation on the ground, if you were responsible for other non-military forces, non-political, economic, social or security forces and all others, then you bear the responsibility.”

Zinni, a retired general, accused George Bush’s administration of launching a war against Iraq in order to help Israel; he accused the top civilian officials in the Pentagon of abject failure. He said that it was time to change the prevailing situation or at least specify who would take responsibility for what is happening - specifically the Jewish officials in the Defense Department, Paul Wolfowitz, his assistant, Douglas Feith and the neoconservatives, who according to Zinni, have hijacked America’s foreign policy. He went on to say that these individuals saw in the Iraqi invasion an easy means of controlling the situation in the Middle East and helping Israel. “They went so far as to create intelligence information that served their aims and interests. They must bear the responsibility.”

Gen. Zinni accused extremist Jews in the government of “imposing a strategy full of holes on us and they must leave. If I were the head of a military organization with that performance record, I would have resigned. It is time for a change as the current path is leading us to Niagara Falls and I believe that it is time to question who is responsible for putting this plan into action. What has occurred is nothing but a fiasco.” He stated that he didn’t see the US in the region as bringing about positive democratic change but rather “as neocrusaders … an occupying force.”

Zinni and his compatriots may talk about “neocons,” but their counterparts in Saudi Arabia are obviously hearing “Jews.”

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