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IRAQ: Saddam Hussein and Ambassador April Glespie

Cameron Sawyer writes: "April Glaspie's comments are the epitome of diplomacy at its worst -- brainless mouthing of meaningless "diplomatic" phrases without a thought in the world for the consequences, fully accepting the enemy's propagandistic characterization of the situation. The full transcript posted by Ronald is even more damning than the excerpts taken out of context. After Saddam himself, Glaspie surely bears responsibility for the war. "Arab-Arab conflict" indeed".

Ronald Hilton - 2/23/03