January 17, 2006

FUNNY SORT OF REALIST:

Powell: Iran is going down Iraq's path (GETHIN CHAMBERLAIN, 1/17/06, The Scotsman)

COLIN Powell yesterday warned that Iran was heading down the same path as Iraq had done before the 2003 invasion and could not be trusted to tell the truth about its nuclear programme.

The former United States secretary of state said he believed Iran posed a serious threat to the rest of the world in the same way that Iraq had done, and he refused to apologise for the action the US took against Saddam Hussein's regime.

However Mr Powell, who was in Glasgow to address a Jewish group, admitted that the military campaign against Iraq was based on "bad intelligence" and that it was now clear that Saddam had not managed to amass any stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2006 10:13 PM
Comments

McCain/Powell 2008.

Posted by: ghostcat at January 17, 2006 11:50 PM

"Refused to apologize?"

Sure, right after we apologize to the Germans and the Japanese.

I wish that Powell had not said that "[w]e are not planning any military action." against Iran. What he meant, of course, was that we do not intend any such action at this time, which is not the same thing.

It would by military malpractice not to have up-to-the-minute plans covering multiple scenarios in Iran. By thus mis-speaking, Powell sets up another world-wide, "bush lied, people died." campaign.

Posted by: Lou Gots at January 18, 2006 2:22 AM

Lou - Powell isn't part of the administration anymore. They can simply say he wasn't up to speed.

Posted by: AWW at January 18, 2006 7:56 AM

The thing I want to know chump, is are you feeling lucky?

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at January 18, 2006 9:52 PM
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