Quote: Maybe diplomats are more like mice than cats…

The point about diplomacy is that life goes on. Host governments have the hearty but fleeting pleasure of looking tough by heaving supposedly errant diplomats and their policies overboard but, after an interval, the public dust settles and diplomatic business needs to be done. Maybe diplomats are more like mice than cats: you chase them away but they always quietly move back in to your house.

Charles Crawford
Read Kick the Cat: Going, Going, Gone”
Three-times British Ambassador on Diplomatic Expulsions

Diplomat Magazine │ May 2009
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