'There are two interpretations. ... One is the optimistic one -- that this is going to take him away from U.S. policy. . . . The pessimistic interpretation is that this administration has to give sop to the far right. There was Bolton and now Wolfowitz -- where does it stop?'Others, like Mark Leonard, director of foreign policy of the Center for European Reform, appear more sanguine:
'Let's face it, in this administration we're not going to get . . . Mother Teresa or the Dalai Lama,' he said. 'Given that, there are a lot of people who'd be a hell of a lot worse than Wolfowitz.'Actually, I personally think Mother Teresa would have been worse. But she's dead anyway, so it's a moot point.