"In contrast, most Muslims are not embracing Islamic fundamentalism; al Qaeda is an isolated fundamentalist Islamist aberration; most Iraqis are engaged in strife because the American occupation of Iraq destroyed the Iraqi state; while Iran—though gaining in regional influence—is itself politically divided, economically and militarily weak. To argue that America is already at war in the region with a wider Islamic threat, of which Iran is the epicenter, is to promote a self-fulfilling prophecy."
Senate Foreign Relations Committee - February 1, 2007
(Senate.gov deleted the original PDF transcript)
For all his past mistakes, Zbignew has been a major critic of the "War on Terror", the Iraq War, Bush, Israel and the Israeli Lobby all with tremendous credibility for the Establishment. No one questions his experience or knowledge on foreign policy...
(I'm not defending Zbignew just pointing out that so-called credible foreign policy experts expose the false threat of Al Qaeda and Iran like RP)
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