Thursday, February 26
video: Powell Responds to Assertions on Bush Guard Service (Feb 12)
At a House hearing on the State Department budget, Secretary of State Colin Powell snapped when
a congressman suggested Bush might have been AWOL. "You don't know what you're talking about,"
Powell said to Rep. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. "If you want to have a political fight, fine. But let's not go
The Tragedy of Colin Powell
The decline of Powell's fortunes is a tragic tale of politics: so much
ambition derailed, so much accomplishment nullified. .. From the
start of this presidency, and to a degree that no one would have
predicted when he stepped into Foggy Bottom with so much pride
and energy, Powell has found himself almost consistently muzzled,
outflanked, and humiliated by the true powers—Vice President Dick
Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.