Skip to comments.Harvardís Niall Ferguson Rails Against Obamaís Foreign Policy On Morning Joe
Posted on 02/14/2011 2:05:27 PM PST by jackv
Niall Ferguson, Harvard professor and Newsweek columnist, rained on the Morning Joe parade this morning by arguing President Obama blew it in Egypt and has now left the country in a fragile state potentially susceptible to domination by the Muslim Brotherhood. Prior to hearing Ferguson, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough thought Obama did pretty well with the situation, however Ferguson passionately attempted to convince them otherwise.
Brzezinski claimed looking at all the different reports coming in, and the pictures, and the peacefulness on the streets of Cairo, so far so good it actually seems like it went pretty damn well. Ferguson responded I wished I shared your confidence and attempted to teach Brzezinski a history lesson suggesting anybody who counts this as a major breakthrough for United States foreign policy, hasnt got a clue about what happens in the wake of a revolution like this.
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I urge all Freepers to watch his series (how this got past the Komrades @ PBS ??), "Ascent of Money" for insight into how money really works, and how banks have historically and repeatedly driven governments into ruin.
Gee, how did he get on?
That's what I was wondering!! haha
Mika Brzezinski is the daughter of Zbig Brzezinski, who was Carter’s foreign policy adviser when he sold out the Shah of Iran and brought in the Muslim terrorists.
And although I haven’t seen him mentioned recently, I believe that Zbig is working in the background for Obama right now.
Interesting. Thanks. I’ve never heard of him til now and will definitely check it out.
Call it either irony or brilliant debating: one of the panelists tried a “gotcha”, pressing Ferguson on his statement that “Obama has surrounded himself with advisors who are second-rate, if not third-rate”, “would you say Hillary Clinton is second-rate?” He responded something like, well, she’s no Henry Kissinger or Zignew Brzinsky, now is she.
Ferguson is a heavyweight in the History/Economics universe.
Yikes. He gave it to Obama!!!! Must see TV right there. Wow
ah here we go, that’s at about 3:23 here http://www.nationalreview.com/media-blog/259701/must-see-tv-greg-pollowitz
That really is funny.
Actually, Zbig was one of Kissinger’s grad students at Harvard. One of my roommates had Zbig as a tutor, in History and Literature of all things. I met him once for that reason.
They are both, actually, EXTREMELY bright. But horribly misguided, as bright people sometimes are.
He has just been signed by Newsweek, and some believe it may be an effort by that magazine to move toward the center and thus fend off its demise.
Niall F. bump for later.......
A withering barrage of educated opinion. That’s worth watching a few times.
Mika Brzezinski ...claimed "looking at all the different reports coming in, and the pictures, and the peacefulness on the streets of Cairo, so far so good it actually seems like it went pretty damn well."