"He talked. Know why? They flossed him. No arguments from the State Department. Didn’t want to hear about it. Fingers in both ears. Humming. They brought in the “Old Man.” He flossed him like they did in the old days. That’s what they wanted. “Floss him good,” someone said. I’m not saying who. Someone. So they called the Old Man. Read between the lines. Everybody was happy. They wanted a celebration after. “We want a celebration,” someone said. I’m not saying who.Brought in professionals. They jumped for joy. Paid to jump. Professionals. Things are so hard to predict sometimes."