John Brady Kiesling's resignation letter
March 4, 2003 6:31 PM   Subscribe

Is the Russia of the late Romanovs really our model, a selfish, superstitious empire thrashing toward self-destruction in the name of a doomed status quo? From U.S. Diplomat John Brady Kiesling's resignation letter to Colin Powell.
posted by skallas (9 comments total)
 
This is at least a double post, although I think I've seen it here twice already.
posted by argybarg at 6:42 PM on March 4, 2003


Double Post
posted by matteo at 6:42 PM on March 4, 2003


Disdainfully commenting to a soon-to-be-expunged double post shows that I am quickandzesty and alertandcurrent and that I cantypereallyreallyfast when it doesn'tmatter.
posted by Opus Dark at 6:48 PM on March 4, 2003


X-POST!!!11
posted by Space Coyote at 7:00 PM on March 4, 2003


matteo: Double Comment
posted by ?! at 7:25 PM on March 4, 2003


Since I missed the first post, I'll comment here:

You know, this guy could have just said "I quit!" and walked out, and then started a blog to tell the world how he feels. I seriously doubt that Secretary Powell will be swayed by this man's reasons for resigning.
posted by davidmsc at 6:28 AM on March 5, 2003


Yeah some people really get a hard on for the "thrashing empire" quote.

Really all it is a disgruntled ex-employee going down in flames.
posted by stbalbach at 7:31 AM on March 5, 2003


Is the Russia of the late Romanovs really our model, a selfish, superstitious empire thrashing toward self-destruction in the name of a doomed status quo? - Possibly.

"Last Days of the Romanoffs" - Dick Cheney plays Lenin, Trent Lott plays Trotsky. In "After the Romanoffs", John Ashcroft plays Beria, Don Rumsfeld plays Stalin.
posted by troutfishing at 8:26 AM on March 5, 2003


I did a quick Yahoo! search for "John Brady Kiesling biography", and the only listings I could find are of his resignation letter.
Please pass the sweet and sour shrimp.
posted by kablam at 12:56 PM on March 5, 2003


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