Yet Another Cool Retired Government voicePerson, 40+ years of public service, some as ambassador to South Korea, received top CIA award.
When (George W.) Bush came into office, he had a five-man hate list ... These were men he wanted nothing to do with, men he would rather blow out of the water than negotiate with.... [Included on the list were ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Kim Jong Il, among others.] Bush and his advisers were more interested in preempting against these men and their countries than negotiating with them[.]Thanks to Daily War News for the link.