Monday, July 9, 2007

Powell tried to talk Bush out of war

Sarah Baxter, Washington writer for The Times

THE former American secretary of state Colin Powell has revealed that he spent 2½ hours vainly trying to persuade President George W Bush not to invade Iraq and believes today’s conflict cannot be resolved by US forces.
“I tried to avoid this war,” Powell said at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. “I took him through the consequences of going into an Arab country and becoming the occupiers.”

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finnegan said...

I wouldn't consider myself a Powell fan, but compared to the other lunatics gone wild in the current administration, I miss him.