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January 01, 2009



Widely Accepted View, Shared by Bill Clinton

"You know, you have such a stunningly superficial knowledge of what went on that it's almost embarrassing to listen to you."

Yet it was Scarborough's exposition of the widely accepted view—shared by Bill Clinton himself—that Yasser Arafat was to blame for the failure of the 2000 Camp David summit, that prompted Brzezinski's remarkable display of disdain. Does Z-Big feel a similar near-embarrassment when he hears Clintoon speak?

"Bill Clinton gave vent to his frustrations this week over the collapse of peace in the Mideast. And Clinton directed his ire at one man: Yasir Arafat. On Tuesday night, Clinton told guests at a party at the Manhattan apartment of former U.N. ambassador Richard Holbrooke and his wife, writer Kati Marton, that Arafat called to bid him farewell three days before he left office. “You are a great man,” Arafat said. “The hell I am,” Clinton said he responded. “I’m a colossal failure, and you made me one.”

Michael Hirsch, Newsweek, 27 June, 2001

Scott Jenkins

European press also commented on the Morning Joe interview:


MSNBC's right-wing talking head Scarborough is paraded on the tip of Chief Zbigniew's spear.

Ron Russell

Scarborough isn't always right, but on this I agree with him. Zbigniew Brzezinski is well read--well traveled--a man of the world, having said that, I believe he sees only gray in a world of black and white. He was well suited to be Carters advisor(they think alike). One can straddle the fence for a long time, but eventually, one must take a position.

The fighting in Gaza is simply a small part of the of the larger protracted conflict within the systemic revolution. I wrote on this several weeks ago on my blog(Penny Patch-Politely Patrician.

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