I've always had a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for Zbigniew Brzezinski. And after this epic smackdown of the eminently ignorant and simple-minded Joe Scarborough, I know that affection was well-placed.
Scarborough: "You cannot blame what's going on in Israel on the Bush administration."
Brzezinski: "You know, you have such a stunningly superficial knowledge of what went on that it's almost embarrassing to listen to you."
Ouch. Make sure to watch the entire clip because the intellectual beat down continues to the very end.
While calling himself a '100% supporter of Israel' in the past, Joe Scarborough called their present methods of indiscriminate killing in Gaza both bad for Israel and the United States. Scarborough: "We share Israel’s values a hell of a lot, a lot more than the people than they are bombing, but you know what? The United States of America — we cannot be associated with this if this continues. This is so bad, not only for the Israeli people, but for us."
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