Mr Bush tends to be loyal to those he regards as loyal to himself. It is not surprising, therefore, to hear Tony Fratto, a White House spokesman, declare that Mr Wolfowitz continues to have “our full confidence”. That then would seem to be the end of the matter: Mr Wolfowitz will survive because the US president has decided he should.
Yet this ought not to be the end of the matter. To place loyalty above all other virtues is the ethics of a mafia boss not of the leader of a great country. The US president also needs to consider what is both right and in the interests of his own country.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Great quote from the Financial Times: