Friday, December 09, 2005

Wilkerson's reflections

Der Spiegel has recently published an interview with Lawrence Wilkerson. It makes interesting reading - he basically lays the blame for most things that have gone wrong in the Bush admin. at the feet of Messrs Cheney and Rumsfeld.

Wilkerson: Yes there was. Incredible arrogance. I call it the administration of hubris. How could anyone look at that region and believe it? As opposed to the Pentagon, we in the state department never signed up to that idea that our troops would be greeted with flowers. There were so many mistakes from the very outset of the administration -- beginning with sticking our finger in the world's eyes with our rejection of Kyoto without offering an explanation. The gracelessness, the ineptitude of how we confronted the world made foreign policy and international relations in general very difficult in the first Bush term.


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