Chomsky on "genius"
I think they are driving the world to destruction. There are two major threats that face the world, threats of the destruction of the species, and they're not a joke. One of them is nuclear war, and the other is environmental catastrophe, and they are driving toward destruction in both domains. They are compelling competitors to escalate their own offensive military capacity--Russia, China, now Iran. That means putting their nuclear weapons on hair trigger alert.
The Bush administration has succeeded in making the United States one of the most feared and hated countries in the world. The talent of these guys is unbelievable. They have even succeeded in alienating Canada. I mean that takes genius, literally. -- Noam Chomsky Newsweek Interview Jan 9, 2006