Be glad Zbigniew Brzezinski, historian and national security adviser under Jimmy Carter, isn’t sizing up your job performance—the man just does not give out A’s. Brzezinski dropped in at “Late Edition” on Sunday and graded Bill Clinton and both Bushes on their international relations skills, slapping George W. Bush with an F.
WOLF BLITZER: You also say, instead of reducing the terror threat against the United States, the war in Iraq has increased the terror threat to the United States. Explain what your thinking is on that.
BRZEZINSKI: Yes. It has intensified hostility toward the United States in the Middle East and, increasingly, in the Muslim world at large. We have contributed to that not only by what we have been doing in Iraq, but we have contributed to it also by a kind of Islamophobic language which identifies almost all Muslims as enemies. And that, of course, creates a wider, bigger, more fertile recruiting ground for terrorists.