In a report on Thursday's ATC, Robert Siegel talks with Richard Haas, president of the Council on Foreign Relation, about a recent Q & A session with President Ahmadinejad of Iran. Referring to Ahmadinejad (and not that other guy!) Haas states:
- "...whenever you deal with a leader who's confident it's something of a mixed blessing: confidence can be good because it gives leaders the ability to make compromises if they so want – but confidence that spills over into cockiness can be dangerous because history is filled with examples of leaders who are cocky and as a result often overreached and that can trigger, shall we say, international crises or worse."
Yes, I'd definitely say worse!