Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Who Are We To Preach Anti-Corruption?

The Huffington Post reports on former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski's calling the United States "hypocritical" for demanding Afghan President Hamid Karzai purge his government of corruption:

“Who are we to seriously be preaching [such] a crusade?” he asked. “We have a financial sector that is voraciously greedy and exploitative, to put it mildly. We have a Congress which is not immune to special interests. And we have an electoral system that is based largely on private donations which precipitate expectations of rewards. The notion of us going to the Afghans and preaching purity is comical… I think we should just quit that stuff.”

Now if he could only get Mika to demonstrate some of that wisdom on Morning Joe.

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