How the tables have turned.
When President Trump was in office, everyone on the left said he would have us at war with Russia in days, but that never happened.
As the world watches the Ukraine crisis heating up and Joe Biden is doing nothing to quell the frenzied war drums, one liberal activist has stepped forward to make a startling statement.
Liberal activist Noam Chomsky was one of the biggest critics of Donald Trump and even went as far as to call him “the worst criminal in human history.”
However, in a recent interview, the far-left activist is singing an entirely different tune.
The 93-year-old Chomsky is a long-time critic of American foreign policy who has espoused radical causes since before World War II.
In an interview Tuesday with Thijmen Sprakel of EduKitchen, Chomsky said that “there is one statesman in the United States and Europe who has laid out … who has made a very sensible statement about how you can solve the crisis.”
He said that a sound plan for ending the war would include “facilitating negotiations instead of undermining them and moving toward establishing some kind of accommodation in Europe … in which there are no military alliances but just mutual accommodation.”
Chomsky said that the leader he was referring to “didn’t say it, but it’s something like what George H.W. Bush, the first Bush, not the second, proposed in the early ’90s, in his, when after the collapse of the Soviet Union, proposed what they called a partnership for peace, which would be open for Europeans generally or Asians as well.”
“Emmanuel Macron, in his initiatives trying to contact Putin, suggested something similar,” he said, referring to the French president’s efforts at diplomacy with Russian leader Vladimir Putin before the war began.
“So going back to the one Western statesman — he didn’t mention all of this, but he suggested something similar: move towards negotiations and diplomacy instead of escalating the war, try to see if you can bring about an accommodation which would be roughly along these lines,” Chomsky said, saving the name for last.
“His name is Donald J. Trump,” he said.
As noted by Mediaite, Chomsky has not changed his tune about Trump in general, saying the former president is not his “favorite person,” and no one is saying it has to be either.
Chomsky continued, “But let’s tell the truth: He’s the one person who’s said it and it’s the right way out,” he said. “Others have said it too but not in high positions.”
Now, I don’t like Chomsky very much either, but he is right, and it is good to see someone like him speak truthfully and not hide behind leftist politics.