But even Russian newspapers, which viewed last weekend's operation in Kosovo as a diplomatic and public-relations debacle, called it "dashing" and lightning-fast.
It has to be destroyed or vectored out over the Persian Gulf where it won't jeopardize innocent lives and cause a major diplomatic debacle.
Mr. Wolfson defended the first lady and accused Mr. Giuliani's supporters of wanting Mrs. Clinton to cause a diplomatic debacle.
There is no ignoring the role of Baghdad's game of cooperation without content in this diplomatic debacle.
With every passing day, it is more evident that the failure to obtain permission from Turkey for American troops to cross its territory and open a northern front constituted a diplomatic debacle.
The diplomatic debacle overshadowed substantial progress the Zapatistas made in the strategy sessions with their followers here.
The diplomatic débâcle strengthened the hands of ministers who urged that the fierce police measures taken against sedition during 1879 should be combined with efforts to conciliate less intransigent critics.
That diplomatic debacle neither saved lives nor protected victims.
Whatever the ultimate fate of the Iraqi Kurds, their exodus has already proved to be a diplomatic debacle for Turkey.
The Washington Post said the raid was a "diplomatic debacle for the government of Binyamin Netanyahu."