“Pearl Harbor in Reverse” – Arthur Schlesinger Interview

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Society
April 3rd, 2003 • 4:38 pm

Short, but good interview with Arthur Schlesinger, historian, about the current administration:

Pearl Harbor in Reverse” by Brian Braiker, Newsweek, March 22, 2003

So if personalities play a role in shaping history, then, what can you say about the personalities of Bush and Rumsfeld?

They’re ideologues. Bush seems to feel that he’s been appointed by the almighty to go to war with Iraq. But Iraq is far less of a clear and present danger than North Korea. North Korea has nuclear weapons. The difference in our treatment between Iraq and North Korea is strong incentive for other countries, other rogue states, to develop their own nuclear arsenal.

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