Brzezinski Down on Idea of Afghan 'Surge'

Security expert: McCain camp on path to world war
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2008 5:25 PM CDT
Barack Obama, right, walks along with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.   (AP Photo/Presidential Palace, HO)
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(Newser) – The presidential candidates seem to agree that Afghanistan needs a troop surge, but Zbigniew Brzezinski doesn’t. Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, now a Barack Obama backer, says he's concerned that the US is “literally running the risk of unintentionally doing what the Russians did,” and being perceived as an invading force, the Huffington Post reports.

Brzezsinski speculates that a McCain presidency would likely have Joe Lieberman as Secretary of State and Rudy Giuliani as Defense Secretary, “moving towards the World War IV that they have been both favoring and predicting.” Should Obama be elected, "I would like to see a bipartisan cabinet," he said, praising Republicans Chuck Hagel and Dick Lugar.