Appeasement DA 2 - Michigan7 2013

Appeasement DA 2 Michigan7 2013

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Unformatted text preview: ou."¶ "[Palmer] disqualified himself by breaking all the rules of diplomacy. He messed with all of us. He can't come here as ambassador," Chávez said.¶ Indeed, after the QFR got around, it seemed almost impossible that Chávez could save face and also accept Palmer.¶ The Obama administration did not back down, continuing to press forward with Palmer's confirmation and trying to quietly persuade the Venezuelans to accept Palmer.¶ Back home, the finger­pointing started about how the QFR got around so quickly, as I am told by several sources in and out of government. But, as questions for the record; they are not classified by definition. They are public information. That said, QFRs are historically not posted on Web sites, and emailed to interested and critical observers during a confirmation process. Usually, they come out when the committee publishes the transcript of a hearing, or often upon request during a hearing. Of course, as public information, it is perfectly legal to disseminate QFRs at any time as one sees fit—although traditionally they are treated with more discretion, a...
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