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January 19, 2005
By: Kevin Drum

REGRETS, I'VE HAD A FEW....Via Tim Dunlop, who still thinks I shouldn't have said anything nice about Andrew Sullivan a few days ago, comes this valedictory from Colin Powell's deputy, Richard Armitage:

"I'm disappointed that Iraq hasn't turned out better. And that we weren't able to move forward more meaningfully in the Middle East peace process."

Then, after a minute's pause, he adds a third regret: "The biggest regret is that we didn't stop 9/11. And then in the wake of 9/11, instead of redoubling what is our traditional export of hope and optimism we exported our fear and our anger. And presented a very intense and angry face to the world. I regret that a lot."

Me too, Rich, me too.

Kevin Drum 10:42 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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