Quote: “We have had some real turkeys who were political appointees and didn’t know what they were doing. […] And there have been some real turkeys in the professional ranks too.”
Nicholas Platt served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Philippines, Zambia, and as a high level diplomat in Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Japan. As a young diplomat, Ambassador Platt accompanied President Richard Nixon on the historic trip to Beijing in 1972 that signaled the resumption of relations between the U.S. and China.