WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leader Robert Byrd says no one is quite sure these days 'who speaks for the White House on foreign policy?'
The minority leader, in his usual weekend news conference, said there had been 'a delay in coming up with a coherent foreign policy.'
Officials have produced 'a lot of rhetoric' and conflicting statements, Byrd said, but the administration has yet to spell out a consistent foreign policy.
'I can understand the confusion that arises in Western European capitals as a result,' he said, commenting on reports West German officials feel a new U.S. foreign policy has been slow in emerging because of differing views within the administration.
'We've seen these statements, and backing and filling, and the secretary of state has been kept pretty busy explaining and denying assertions and pronouncements by others, which indeed indicate that the administration has not yet got its foreign policy act together,' Byrd said