Criminals Control the
Paul Craig Roberts
Gentle reader, you are probably unaware of former
National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski’s damning
indictment of the Bush Regime in his testimony before
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 1,
2007, as the United States no longer has a media--only a
government propaganda ministry.
02/09/07 "ICH' -- -- Brzezinski damned the Bush Regime’s
war in Iraq as “a historic, strategic, and moral
calamity.” Brzezinski damned the war as “driven by
Manichean impulses and imperial hubris.” He damned the
war for “intensifying regional instability” and for
“undermining America’s global legitimacy.”
Finally, a voice with weight speaks. Brzezinski is a
real intellect, a real expert, unlike the political
hacks who have followed him in the office.
Brzezinski told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
that “the final destination on this downhill track is
likely to be a head-on conflict with Iran and with much
of the world of Islam.” Brzezinski predicts “some
provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the U.S.
blamed on Iran; culminating in a ‘defensive’ U.S.
military action against Iran that plunges a lonely
America into a spreading and deepening quagmire
eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and
There is something deadly wrong with a society and a
political system that permits a Regime capable of such
insane and criminal “leadership” to remain in power. By
the time Hitler launched World War II, the German
Reichstag had no power to prevent him. But we have not
yet reached that point in the United States.
Brzezinski concludes his testimony with the statement
that it is “time for the Congress to assert itself.”
The reasons for impeaching Bush and Cheney exceed by
many multiples all the reasons for impeaching every
president combined in US history. The reasons have been
enumerated many times and do not need repeating. If
members of Congress were faithful to their oaths of
office to uphold the Constitution, Bush and Cheney would
already have been impeached and convicted.
The very least Congress can do at this very late stage
is to make it perfectly clear in no uncertain terms that
any attack on Iran under any pretext without the
authorization of Congress after a careful examination of
the pretext will lead to the immediate removal of Bush
and Cheney from power, as will any escalation of the war
in Iraq without explicit authorization by Congress.
Having delivered this ultimatum, Congress must
immediately begin investigations of the Bush Regime’s
attack on civil liberties and the separation of powers,
on the Bush Regime’s use of lies and deception to lead
America into a war with Iraq, on the Bush Regime’s
violation of the Geneva Conventions, and on the Bush
Regime’s plans to attack Iran.
The American people and their representatives in
Congress must face the fact that criminal and
dictatorial persons control executive power in the
United States and immediately rectify this highly
Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in
the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of
the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing
Editor of National Review. He is coauthor of The Tyranny
of Good Intentions.