I don’t agree with everything Dr. Chomsky is saying about politics and economics Especially the latter for he’s no better economist than Madame Pelosi or Sen. McCain: about the same level of understanding of underlying principles.
He is a great linguist and scientist though and, perhaps, this is why he sucks at economics.
Nonetheless, Dr. Chomsky is very consistent and analytical critic of US foreign policies and is highly sophisticated at this. Being of a liberal sort he dislike Bush (who doesn’t though) and is looking if bin Laden was a worst war criminal then previous US president.
“We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. Uncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed bin Laden’s, and he is not a “suspect” but uncontroversially the “decider” who gave the orders to commit the “supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole”.
Very valid point, indeed. Although blaming everything on Bush would be a bit unfair, I think. Don’t forget about other war criminals preceding and succeeding him. Here’s the another quote from the same article:
“Same with the name, Operation Geronimo. The imperial mentality is so profound, throughout western society, that no one can perceive that they are glorifying bin Laden by identifying him with courageous resistance against genocidal invaders. It’s like naming our murder weapons after victims of our crimes: Apache, Tomahawk… It’s as if the Luftwaffe were to call its fighter planes “Jew” and “Gypsy.”