Donald Rumsfeld: “Do I Have any Regrets? Of Course I Do”

Former US secretary of defense and foreign policy expert Donald Rumsfeld: "The United States did not articulate, to my knowledge, a clear mission" in Libya.

Aproveitando as notícias do Spiegel, reproduzo essa entrevista com Donald Rumsfeld… Aconselho a leitura a meus alunos. Afinal, foi um dos homens mais poderosos de sua época (ou mais influentes, se preferirem, o que dá no mesmo…).

Atentem para suas críticas à ação contra a Líbia e também para a regra de Rumsfeld para uma invasão: “When you begin an invasion, a rule is “the mission should determine the coalition, not the other way around.” You should not first assemble a coalition with many different views and then try to determine the mission. That leads to a lack of clarity as to the mission.” Boa entrevista!

Interview with Donald Rumsfeld

‘Do I Have any Regrets? Of Course I Do’

In a SPIEGEL interview, former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, 78, discusses the unclear goals for the international deployment in Libya, “terribly damaging” crimes committed by the US Army “kill team” in Afghanistan, inevitable comparisons to Abu Ghraib and the mistakes he made in the Bush administration. Continuar lendo

Tolerância Religiosa

Bom artigo sobre o pastor debilóide da Flórida e as ondas de intolerância em Islamabad. Interessante a situação do russo, que sobreviveu por mentir (e que parecia conhecer um pouco mais sobre a cultura do local onde estava).

Lembrando sempre que foi a cristandade que durante séculos deu os maiores exemplos de intolerância religiosa… E ainda há alguns dinossauros que resistem bravamente à idéia de aceitar as diferenças…


A Clash of the Extremes

Pastor Terry Jones and the Claim to Absolute Truth

A commentary by Hasnain Kazim

 

An effigy of the American pastor Terry Jones burns during a demonstration in the Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday.

Twenty people have died in the protests triggered by Pastor Terry Jones’ burning of the Koran in March and more violence is likely. But both his action, and the reaction in the Muslim world share the same problematic roots: Claims to absolute truth have little place in the modern world. Continuar lendo