Monday, August 31, 2009

Do as I do, not as I say?

Fascinating Ted Kennedy anecdote:

Javier Rupérez -- Spain's ambassador to the US between 2000 and 2004 and currently Consul General in Chicago writes

Shortly after the Iraq war started I saw Senator Kennedy in a public session of the U.S. Supreme Court. As we were taking our seats he briefly took my arm and told me he greatly appreciated the attitude of the Spanish government regarding the decision taken by the White House because, he said, "although you know my position " -- he was one of the few senators to oppose the authorization for the war -- "I appreciate the solidarity with my country in times like this." "I would appreciate if you relay this to President Aznar," he added.

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