TO EXTRICATE AMERICA FROM ITS IRAQI WOES
…Brzezinski Calls Iraq War a Historic, Strategic, and Moral Calamity…
Zbigniew Brzezinski is a proud American-Pole. But he is also, as an avatar of his rich historical Polish heritage, the quintessential romantic. His suggestion that the US initiate a diplomatic demarche with other powers, such as the EU, Russia, and China that have interests in the Middle East region, as the only way that America can extricate itself from its Iraqi debacle, is painted with the brush of a hugely talented romantic artist. One is reminded of the heroic cavalry charge of Polish officers against the panzer divisions of the Wehrmacht, at the beginning of the Second World War.
Likewise, Brzezinski is leading a diplomatic cavalry charge against the Islamist fanatics that can only end in placing America on the hill of Calvary. For a diplomatic “surge”, as he proposes, without the United States first solidifying its dominance on the field of battle, and hence negotiating from a position of weakness with these irreconcilable implacable enemies, will render to the global jihadists and their state sponsors, such as Iran, a tremendous victory over the US that will instantly threaten the vital geopolitical interests of the latter, if not bring the US to stare into the abyss of its self-inflicted extinction as a dominant superpower.
This is the “hemlockean” strategic remedy that our romantic Brzezinski proposes, a presumed votary of realpolitik, to the American political elite as an escape from the woes of the Iraqi war.