I don't know who kicked some sense into those companies, but whoever it was; thanks!
Secondly, to be clear about what it is we are referring to: Definition of DIPLOMACY 1: the art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations 2: skill in handling affairs without arousing hostility : tact
I thought it was defined as: DIPLOMACY, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country.
Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment. -- Robert Benchley