Diplomacy: Oenologist's Dilemma

During his years as U.S. Ambassador to Bonn, Paris and London, David Bruce won a reputation as a connoisseur of wine. Last week in his new role as chief U.S. negotiator at the Paris peace talks, Bruce stumbled over his own expertise. Speaking to newsmen after the close of the 84th session of the protracted talks, Bruce described the proposals made by Viet Cong Chief Delegate Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh as "new wine in old bottles." Moments later, a U.S. press officer explained that what Ambassador Bruce had meant to say was "old wine in new bottles."

Actually, it was...

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