Mirrors And Smoke

Author
Stephen R. Graubard
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Foreign Affairs
Volume
87
Issue Number
5
Publication Date
September/October 2008
Institution
Council on Foreign Relations
Abstract
Condoleezza Rice ("The New American Realism," July/August 2008) evokes a certain sympathy but also substantial disappointment with her account of the accomplishments of the Bush administration over the last eight years. Her argument is undeniably poignant, especially for its hyperbole and obfuscation. It is embarrassing that she should offer so self-serving an account of the pretended achievements of the Bush administration, given that its foreign policy disasters are well known.
Political Geography
America