Ex-U.S. Ambassador: Regime Change is Needed in Washington

June 17, 2004


26 former diplomats and retired military officials have co-written a statement saying the re-election of President Bush in November will jeopardize national security. We talk to the former ambassador to Greece and Zimbabwe.

A group of 26 former senior diplomats and military officials have signed a joint statement saying Bush should be voted out of office in November for damaging U.S. national security interests and America’s standing in the international community.

The group, which calls itself Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change, includes 20 ambassadors, many appointed by the Reagan and first Bush administrations, as well as ex-military leaders and other former State Department officials and whose careers span three decades.

  • Ambassador Robert Keeley, former ambassador to Greece, Zimbabwe and Mauritius. He most recently served as ambassador to Greece during the Reagan administration. He is a founding member of the newly formed Dipomats and Military Commanders For Change. He is speaking to us from Washington D.C.