30 de agosto de 2011

Yo no cambié. El mundo cambió.

La frase es de Dick Cheney, exvicepresidente de los Estados Unidos, a propósito del 11 de septiembre del 2011.

Aquí un artículo basado en la entrevista que el Wall Street Journal al exfuncionario público a propósito de su libro In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir que ya salió a la venta y ocupa el primer lugar en la lista de Amazon.

El libro es una defensa de sus posicionamientos y contiene muchos pasajes que lo hacen muy interesante. Aquí, por ejemplo, un extracto del artículo del WSJ donde menciona los comentarios del Vicepresidente en relación a un acuerdo que estaba negociando Condoleeza Rice, exsecretaria de Estado.

In 2006, Secretary of State Rice and her assistant secretary, Christopher Hill, decided to engage North Korea bilaterally, stepping away from the six-party regional talks that had been President Bush's policy until then. "Hill and Rice," Mr. Cheney writes, "made concession after concession to the North Koreans and turned a blind eye to their misdeeds." Mr. Cheney's characterization of Secretary Rice's description of the proposed agreement as "utterly misleading" may be the memoir's strongest single statement.

Subsequently, on Oct. 10, 2008, Mr. Bush agreed as part of this process to let Ms. Rice remove North Korea from the State Department's list of terror-sponsoring states. Mr. Cheney writes: "It was a sad moment, because it seemed to be a repudiation of the Bush Doctrine and a reversal of so much of what we had accomplished in the area of non-proliferation in the first term."

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