ALLAN NAIRN: Well, Obama's top adviser is Zbigniew Brzezinski. Brzezinski
gave an interview to the French press a number of years ago where he boasted
about the fact that it was he who created the whole Afghan jihadi movement, the
movement that produced Osama bin Laden. And he was asked by the interviewer,
"Well, don't you think this might have had some bad consequences?" And
Brzezinski replied, "Absolutely not. It was definitely worth it, because we were
going after the Soviets. We were getting the Soviets." Another top Obama person.
AMY GOODMAN: I think his comment actually was, "What's a few riled-up Muslims?" And this, that whole idea of blowback, the idea of arming, financing, training the Mujahideen in Afghanistan to fight the Soviets, including Osama bin Laden, and then when they're done with the Soviets, they set their sights, well, on the United States.
ALLAN NAIRN: Right. And later, during Bill Clinton's administration, during the Bosnia killing, the US actually flew some of the Afghan Mujahideen, the early al-Qaeda people--the US actually arranged for them to be flown from there to Bosnia to fight on the Muslim/NATO side.
Another key Obama adviser, Anthony Lake: he was the main force behind...
February 9, 2008
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