I'm Not Asking for Sympathy

GM chief Robert Stempel accuses Japan of greed and the media of hostility

Q. When you came into office 18 months ago, you were a quiet team player who was going to take a noncombative approach to invigorating morale. Have circumstances changed?

A. What got to me was that I really hadn't planned on the invasion of Kuwait my second day on the job. I supported the President, but I told my colleagues, "This is not good for car and truck sales." It was not good for the country.

My timetable? Yeah, it's moved up. It's going to be a lot faster than it was because I don't see the actions in this country...

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