Colin Powell: Conned or Con-Man?

Ten years ago, Secretary of State Colin Powell addressed the United Nations in a speech which routed what was left of American resistance to the Bush/Cheney push for invading Iraq. The next day, the Washington Post’s editorial pages spoke for the conventional wisdom, filled with glowing reviews of Powell’s convincing arguments. Today, of course, we … Continue reading “Colin Powell: Conned or Con-Man?”

Colin Powell: Another War Criminal Cashes In

One could be forgiven for thinking there’s anything honorable or honest about Colin Powell. For more than two decades now the Washington media has portrayed the former secretary of state as something of a real-life action hero, a reluctant warrior whose greatest fault — should they deign to mention any — was just being too … Continue reading “Colin Powell: Another War Criminal Cashes In”

Sunday: 8 Iraqis Killed, 32 Wounded

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called for Kirkuk elections before the parliamentary vote next January. Meanwhile, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said in an interview that the surge in American troops in Iraq should have come much earlier, perhaps as early as 2003. Coincidently, Iraqis themselves are skeptical about the subsequent U.S. pullback. Overall, at least six Iraqis were killed and 23 more were wounded in the latest attacks.

Colin Powell: No Good Samaritan

Watching retired Gen. Colin Powell cite Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan during Sunday’s Memorial Day ceremonies on the Mall in Washington, it struck me that Powell was giving hypocrisy a bad name. Those familiar with the parable of the Good Samaritan and the underreported behavior of Gen. Powell, resurgent star of the Fawning Corporate … Continue reading “Colin Powell: No Good Samaritan”