Sunday, March 20, 2005

The Spy Who Came Out...

Barnes and Noble
Author Picture of
Michael Schauer
Excerpts and notes from an interview with Michael Schauer (the writer formerly known as "Anonymous", author of Imperial Hubris and such like) on KQED's Forum, 3/1/05:

Schauer refers to "the Israelis' bombing of Sabra and Shatila"?!! Huh? This guy was a top CIA analyst?

Then he says "I opposed the War in Iraq for the reason Ulysses S. Grant opposed the war in Mexico: that it is against the American nature to wage wars of aggression. Second reason was that there was a countervailing argument no one was making. If we invaded Iraq, we were going to be holding the three holiest places in Islam, at least in the eyes of Muslims: the Arabian peninsula, Iraq and the Israelis would be holding Jerusalem. We were going to offend 1.3 billion Muslims. the argument that we are fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here is an interest piece off analysis by assertion. If there are 1.3 billion Muslims and an increasing number are going to be offended and pick up guns, there's plenty to come over here, sir."

and

"America first; not America alone."

http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R503011000
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