"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Former SecState Powell Jumps on Anti-Iraq-Rumsfeld Bandwagon

'"Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has joined the list of prominent figures speaking out bluntly against Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's handling of the war in Iraq.

Addressing the annual conference of the National School Board Association in Chicago on Saturday, Powell said: "We made some serious mistakes in the immediate aftermath of the fall of Baghdad.

"We didn't have enough troops on the ground. We didn't impose our will. And as a result, an insurgency got started and ... got out of control."

Powell was behind failed U.S. efforts to get the United Nations Security Council to endorse a resolution for the 2003 invasion of Iraq."'

What kind of news is this? Powell was never a team player. Remember the Powell Doctrine? Iraq was not quick enough, nor the feet on the ground numerous enough to ever satisfy Powell. I was glad when he retired as SecState and this is just a reminder of how little he did to further the administration's efforts.


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