Commentary | 06 June 2006

When reality no longer matches rhetoric

In the featured op-ed in the June 6th issue of the Financial Times, Dr Michael Fullilove of the Lowy Institute argues that President Bush has badly overwritten his foreign policy. In the first term, Mr Bush’s sweeping rhetoric exaggerated the defects of his policies. During his second term the president’s foreign policy stance has moderated but his speaking style has not, opening up a chasm between rhetoric and reality.The article appeared in the UK, European, North American and Asian editions of the Financial Times.Michael Fullilove

In the featured op-ed in the June 6th issue of the Financial Times, Dr Michael Fullilove of the Lowy Institute argues that President Bush has badly overwritten his foreign policy. In the first term, Mr Bush’s sweeping rhetoric exaggerated the defects of his policies. During his second term the president’s foreign policy stance has moderated but his speaking style has not, opening up a chasm between rhetoric and reality.The article appeared in the UK, European, North American and Asian editions of the Financial Times.Michael Fullilove