Perle's pearls


Geraldine Sealey
February 19, 2004 2:57AM (UTC)

Richard Perle, that Prince of Darkness, was the guest at the Monitor breakfast in Washington on Tuesday. Here's a smattering of quotes from the Monitor. Perle's pearls of wisdom and observation included: Recommending the firing of George Tenet at CIA because weapons of mass destruction were never found in Iraq; saying he hadn't been interviewed in the Valerie Plame case. And in this assessment of how President Kerry would execute foreign policy, is he suggesting that Kerry is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder? Perle: "My worst fear is that ... he will behave as president the way he talks about the issues today. It will lead to a weak and indecisive policy -- a policy animated by what appears to have been a searing experience in Vietnam."


Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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