Saturday, June 14, 2008

Chomsky: Bush a catastrophe, a gambler

Press TV

"Noam Chomsky believes that everything the Bush administration has done has turned into a catastrophe, calling war on Iran a wild gamble.

When interviewed by Press TV about the possibility of a US-led attack Iran the world renowned US foreign policy analyst said, “It is conceivable that they would be willing to enter a wild gamble and to see what happens. Remember that everything Bush administration has done almost without an exception has turned into a catastrophe for the interests they represent.”

US intelligence seems to oppose it. The US military opposes it. The Americans and surely the whole world oppose it,” he said while acknowledging his own doubts if the Bush administration would be swayed by those pressures.

People like DicK Cheney are unpredictable,” he said in the live Friday interview.

About Iran's nuclear talks with the IAEA, he said, “The right solution to this problem is to declare a nuclear weapons' free zone in the entire region which would include Iran, Israel, American forces deployed there and so on. About three quarters of Americans favor it and I think that's the right idea.”

About the controversial US long-term security treaty with Iraq which stipulates American investors are to be given concessions denied others to Iraq's resources, he said, “That's brazen imperialism, saying we invaded you so that we could control your country, and so that our corporations can have privileged access to your resources.” "

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