Washington's top foreign affairs spin doctor has described US policy in Iraq as "a failure", and accused his government of "arrogance" and "stupidity". Speaking in Arabic on al-Jazeera television Alberto Fernandez, director of public diplomacy at the state department's bureau of near eastern affairs, gave viewers an unusually sharp assessment of the administration's efforts in Iraq. He spoke in the past tense, as though it was all over.But of course we all know that it is not all over, nor will it ever be...
"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. "If we are witnessing failure in Iraq, it's not the failure of the United States alone. Failure would be a disaster for the region."Yeah, right! "We tried to do our best" ... as if there could be any "best" way to invade and destroy and occupy and pillage a virtually-defenseless country on false pretenses.
They can't stop spinning no matter how hard they try.
A state department spokesman, Sean McCormack, yesterday claimed Mr Fernandez had been mistranslated, and said he had disputed the description of his comments. Asked whether he thought Washington could be judged as arrogant, Mr McCormack - who was in Moscow with Condoleezza Rice - snapped "No". However, a transcript by the Associated Press confirmed the accuracy of Mr Fernandez's reported quotes.Of course Sean McCormack won't admit that Washington could be judged as "arrogant" ... These slimeballs are too arrogant to admit anything.
You can read more here, if you think you can stand it.
UPDATE: Fernandez has now joined the long list of people who have been forced to apologize for speaking the truth. Am I the only one who finds this disgusting? Surely not!