Sunday, October 22, 2006

Speaking of arrogance and stupidity

I would say that for any American diplomat who depends on the United States taxpayer for his living to go on AlJazeera and trash his country displays both.

I question the timing. And get a load of his debating partner. Talk about sutpidity, the Baathist wants Saddam back. This was a bad month in Iraq, hopefully when our elections are over it will settle down somewhat. Depending on who wins of course.

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Offering an unusually candid assessment of America's enterprise in Iraq, a senior U.S. diplomat said the United States had shown "arrogance" and "stupidity" in Iraq, but warned that failure in the violence-ridden Arab nation would be a disaster for the entire region.

In an interview with Al-Jazeera aired late Saturday, Alberto Fernandez, director of public diplomacy in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. State Department, also said the United States was ready to talk with any Iraqi group — excluding Al Qaeda in Iraq — to reach national reconciliation in the country, wracked by widening sectarian strife as well as an enduring insurgency.

"We tried to do our best (in Iraq) but I think there is much room for criticism because, undoubtedly, there was arrogance and there was stupidity from the United States in Iraq," he said.

"We are open to dialogue because we all know that, at the end of the day, the solution to the hell and the killings in Iraq is linked to an effective Iraqi national reconciliation," he said, speaking in Arabic from Washington. "The Iraqi government is convinced of this."

Fire his ass I say.


Rick Ballard said...

"Where the heck does State get these creeps?"

It used to be the Ivy League with special emphasis on those from the Philadelphia "Main Line". Today I think any uni with a decent tilt to the left works.

You can't really fire them either - they've got the best "union" rules in DC. He could be posted to Malawi or Tonga though - or maybe make him a special envoy to the Turkmanbashi.

Charlie Martin said...

Let's find out if the translation is a good one ... it wouldn't be the first time we've seen someone get savaged by AP.

cf said...

Draft a letter demanding his removal and I'll sign it.
In fact, draft a letter to replace everyone in the seditious DoS NEA and I'll sign that , too.

They are saying he was mistranslated, but Michelle Malkin has more of this kind of drivel from Fernandez.