Jack Welch on Leadership: Abridged from Jack Welch and the GE Way

Jack Welch on Leadership: Abridged from Jack Welch and the GE Way

Jack Welch on Leadership: Abridged from Jack Welch and the GE Way

Jack Welch on Leadership: Abridged from Jack Welch and the GE Way

Synopsis

The controversial former United Nations weapons inspector sets his sights on the White House's hyping of Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program. In Target Iran the bestselling author of War on Iraq once again sets the record straight with a scathing critique of the Bush administration's regime-change policy and the involvement of Israel and the UK.

Excerpt

A Briefing in August

August 14, 2002, started off just like any other muggy summer day in the capitol of the world's sole-remaining superpower, Washington, D.C. Tensions were running high about the looming crisis with Iraq, with Congressional hearings having just been completed that all but gave a green light to the Bush administration to pursue an aggressive posture vis-à-vis the regime of Saddam Hussein over the issue of weapons of mass destruction.

At the State Department, Deputy Press Spokesman Phillip Reeker approached the podium for the daily press briefing. Iraq was on everyone's minds, and so the briefing started out with questions about the relations between the United States and the Iraqi National Congress, or inc, and the issue of continued funding for the work being done by the Iraqi opposition and its controversial leader, Ahmed Chalabi. Soon the focus shifted from Chalabi and on to Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction, with a reporter asking about recent intelligence reports indicating that Iraq had restarted a biological weapons program.

Mr. Reeker, ever the professional, handled the question using the standard State Department generic response: [We have been very clear about our concerns about Saddam Hussein's regime and their attempts to have weapons of mass destruction, programs to that effect, and missiles to deliver them, and their support for terrorism. and so I don't think I can add again today anything new or different to our position . . .

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