WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A senior State Department diplomat apologized Sunday for having told the Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera on Saturday that there is a strong possibility history will show the United States displayed "arrogance" and "stupidity" in its handling of the Iraq war.
"Upon reading the transcript of my appearance on Al-Jazeera, I realized that I seriously misspoke by using the phrase 'there has been arrogance and stupidity' by the U.S. in Iraq," Alberto Fernandez said in an e-mail sent to reporters by the State Department and attributed to him.
"This represents neither my views nor those of the State Department. I apologize," the statement said.
I'm reading "Imperial Life in the Emerald City", I've actually followed the news the last three and a half years.
In regard to Iraq the United States was demonstrably "arrogant" and "stupid" there is no doubt about it.