A Look Back. Thoughts on the Present Situation: An Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski

Q:  As the war in Iraq continues, what are your thoughts on its progress? A:  While at this stage it is too early to make any categorical judgments, it would appear that before too long, it is in the interest of U.

Issue: Spring 2004

Q:  As the war in Iraq continues, what are your thoughts on its progress? 

A:  While at this stage it is too early to make any categorical judgments, it would appear that before too long, it is in the interest of U.S. credibility--especially the Bush Administration's credibility--to demonstrate tangibly that Iraq has--or has had--weapons of mass destruction.  (Since Saddam is fighting for his life it would be surprising, and rather strange, if he didn't use the weapons of mass destruction that he is said to have.)  Secondly, one would also hope that there will be more evident demonstrations that the Iraqi people are welcoming their "liberation." 

Both issues, after all, were central to the U.S. case for undertaking what has been undertaken.

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