Tuesday, July 22, 2003

JAMES WOOLSEY SPEAKS

The former CIA director pulls no punches in this article.

He draws parallels between the "Cold War" and the war we are currently prosecuting against "'fascist' Middle East governments and totalitarian Islamists."

He closes by saying:

As we undertake these efforts in the Middle East and elsewhere, occasionally by force of arms but generally not, generally by influence, by standing up for brave students in the streets of Tehran, we will hear people say, from President Hosni Mubarak's regime in Egypt or from the Saudi royal family, that we are making them very nervous. And our response should be, 'Good. We want you nervous. We want you to change, but realise that now, for the fourth time in a hundred years, the democracies are on the march. And we are on the side of those whom you most fear: your own people.'


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