There’s a nice piece at fpif.org on how far short Colin Powell fell in his UN Security Council speech last week, where he tried to cash in some of his credibility chips in order to make a convincing case for war against Iraq. I have to admit, I’ve had a pretty high opinion of Powell’s honesty ever since that (scary, but awesome) description he gave of the upcoming Gulf War I ground war, when he said of Iraq’s army, “First we’re going to cut it off; then we’re going to kill it.” Especially in the context of Bush the Elder’s campaign to portray the war as a video game without actual casualties, that really blew me away. Too bad we’re getting so little of that Colin Powell these days.
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