Diplomacy: Broadside By an Ambassador

Broadside By an Ambassador

In his 3 1/2 years as U.S. Ambassador to France, Evan G. Galbraith has achieved something of a reputation for making undiplomatic remarks about his hosts. Last week the former banker and Reaganite turned his scorn on the State Department. After announcing that he would resign in July, Galbraith told the New York Times that career diplomats are overly timid "liberals." Said he: "There's something about the foreign service that takes the guts out of people. The tendency is to avoid confronting an issue." Galbraith's broadside incensed Secretary of State George Shultz, who declared, "Somebody ought to tie his tongue for...

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