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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 11:21 PM
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60. I didn't feel sorry for him. I and many, many others knew
he was lying for the Empire that day. I felt sorry for the future victims of that decision. Powell knew who he was dealing with. That has all been made public now. He got some stuff taken out of that speech, because he knew it was just too outrageous for anyone to believe, but in the end he went along and delivered the speech that got the war started. Those drawings he produced, I remember people back then on a board we were posting on, laughing at how anyone could use them as evidence to go to war.

Powell is a coward, maybe not as evil as the men he has chosen to work for since he was in Vietnam, but someone who never did the right thing when the opportunity presented itself. He could have quit but he didn't.

I think Wilkerson is a man of honor and he is very loyal to Powell. But he's making the mistake of blaming Bush et al for Powell's ultimate decisions. True, they put people in untenable situations, but some quit, like eg, the Ambassador to Greece at the time, who resigned the day it was declared that we would be going to war in Iraq.
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