``What I think many of us are concerned about is that we stumble into active hostilities with Iran without having aggressively pursued diplomatic approaches, without the American people understanding exactly what's taking place,'' Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told John Negroponte, who is in line to become the nation's No. 2 diplomat as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's deputy.
Obama, a candidate for president in 2008, warned during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing that senators of both parties will demand ``clarity and transparency in terms of U.S. policy so that we don't repeat some of the mistakes that have been made in the past,'' a reference to the faulty intelligence underlying the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
QUOTE OF THE DAY
From the AP story that I couldn't find in any US newspaper: