I certainly did not accomplish what I wanted to do on Iran. I was not able to convince enough other people above me of the seriousness of Iran’s threat; I suggested early on a multilateral diplomatic course that others hijacked and ran in slow motion, to my dismay and to our detriment; and finally, time just ran out on me as I left State. There were many other reasons, not least that the “global test” mentality carried far more weight inside the Bush administration than I had anticipated… After Iraq, the fear of being separated from the Europeans was too great to overcome, even within an administration of supposed unilateralist cowboys.”