Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Not just wrong, but against our best interests. The New York Review of Books has published the resignation letter of career diplomat John Brady Kiesling. It is powerful stuff. Kiesling writes:

The policies we are now asked to advance are incompatible not only with American values but also with American interests. Our fervent pursuit of war with Iraq is driving us to squander the international legitimacy that has been America's most potent weapon of both offense and defense since the days of Woodrow Wilson. We have begun to dismantle the largest and most effective web of international relationships the world has ever known. Our current course will bring instability and danger, not security.

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