Following are excerpts from an interview with Saudi intellectual Awadh Al-Qarni, which aired on Iqra TV on March 16, 2006.
Awadh Al-Qarni: The real causes for the American invasion of Iraq are: First, the Zionist gang that has colonized America and the American people.
Interviewer: What proof do you have?
Awadh Al-Qarni: Look at the number of Jews in the American administration - I mean the Likud Jews, the extreme right wing over there... Some of the top American officials have Israeli citizenship. Some of them were top officials in Israel, such as Wolfowitz and others. Scores of them...The Zionist gang is now toying with the fate of America, and consequently, with the fate of the world, for the sake of the Jewish biblical greed and hatred.
Part of the American administration is not religious. They are neither Evangelists nor Jews, but they have a new ideological theory regarding international policy. They are called the neo-cons.
Fifteen years ago, the American intellectuals used to call them crazy, but now they are surprised to find that those crazy people are ruling America, and controlling the entire world. They say: We do not want America to be the leader of the world. We want it to rule and Americanize the world.
They are the closest thing there is to Nazism. The neo-cons are identical to the Nazis.
Interviewer: In what way?
Awadh Al-Qarni: They are a racist and fanatic group that is full of hatred, rejects any other approach throughout the world, and opts for the use of weapons.