Talk:Zbigniew Brzezinski

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  • "I encouraged the Chinese to support Pol Pot. I encouraged the Thai to help the Khmer Rouge. The question was how to help the Cambodian people. Pol Pot was an abomination. We could never support him. But China could." (1979)
  • "We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war."
    • On the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
  • "The president himself has to make, in a speech addressed to the nation, a careful, reasoned case, without sloganeering, on the specifics of the threat. Detailed evidence needs to be presented that the threat is both grave and imminent. An explanation is also needed as to why one member of 'the axis of evil' is seen as more menacing than the others."
    • On George W. Bush's axis of evil and the war on terror
  • "We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war."
    • On precipitating the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan