It was an attempt to stick the Congress's finger in King Hussein's eye.
Oh, you know. I am secretary of state. My trips aren't successful. I just talk to people.
Nothing ever gets settled in this town. ... a seething debating society in which the debate never stops, in which people never give up, including me. And so that's the atmosphere in which you administer.
I learned in business that you had to be very careful when you told somebody that's working for you to do something, because the chances were very high he'd do it. In government, you don't have to worry about that.