President Bush said, “Iran would benefit from the chaos and would be encouraged in its efforts to gain nuclear weapons and dominate the region.”
As Mahmoud Ahmadinejad instructs the Democratic Party at a Columbia University convocation, Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser under former President Jimmy Carter, was reported on cnn.com as disapproving of Bush’s statement.
“When the president flatly asserts they are seeking nuclear weapons, he’s overstating the facts,”
“We are suspicious. We have strong suspicions, but we don’t have facts that they are.”
“I think it’s quite possible that they are seeking weapons or positioning themselves to have them, but we have very scant evidence to support that,” he said. “And the president of the United States, especially after Iraq, should be very careful about the veracity of his public assertions.”
Brzezinski is advising Sen. Barack Obama.
We were given strong suspicions of Hitler’s intent but we slept. We didn’t want to get involved in an European war.