Thursday, May 17, 2018

'Pompeo's Mount Olympus attitude shared by US political class: We're right, everybody else is wrong’

Mount Olympus
There is an attitude among the American political class that they are right and everybody else is wrong, and everybody else should take the cue from them, former US diplomat Jim Jatras told RT.

America's new top diplomat, Mike Pompeo, is promising to bring a more direct approach to foreign policy. During a closed meeting with staff on Wednesday, he spoke about bringing "swagger" back to the State Department.

“Swagger is not arrogance; it is not boastfulness, it is not ego. No, swagger is confidence; in one’s self, in one’s ideas,” Pompeo was quoted as saying.

“In our case, it is America’s essential rightness. And it is aggressiveness born of the righteous knowledge that our cause is just, special, and built upon America’s core principles.”.......

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