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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Monday, September 12, 2005

Colin, what's the point?

Cloin Powell says he now regrets the UN WMD speech. "It's a blot" on my record, Powell said in an interview with ABC News. "I'm the one who presented it on behalf of the United States to the world, and it will always be a part of my record. It was painful. It's painful now." Powell spent five days at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters ahead of the speech studying intelligence reports, many of which turned out to be false. He said he felt "terrible" at being misinformed. Colin, I hate to say this, but no one cares. It doesn't matter now. The US is in Iraq now, for better or worse. And honestly, saying this now after you were let go as Secretary of State doesn't exactly help your credibility. Sorry dude, it's just too late now!

5 Comments:

At 9/12/2005 04:03:00 AM, Blogger Cindy said...

The “Blot” on Colin Powell’s record is the way the State Department handled Turkey, Syria and Iran during the war and all that “We Broke it, We bought it” crap he was spewing. Army hero turned marsh-mellow. Just Pathetic

 
At 9/12/2005 02:48:00 PM, Blogger Twosret said...

SM,

The reports were provided by Israel and they were false.

I remember this day very well and couldn't believe that a man in his position will say what he said. People who speak little arabic who watched his presentation and recorded phone conversations "the evidence" and was amazed at how
ignorant and misleading the speech is.

I think it is good that he came up with the truth finally. I have more respect for him now. Too bad it is too late.

 
At 9/13/2005 06:43:00 AM, Blogger Jane said...

Actually, Sandmonkey, Mr. Powell was not "let go" as secretary of state--he quit.

 
At 9/13/2005 07:05:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Janed. He was let go. Everyone knows he wanted to stay as the secretary of state. They just let him save face and had him quit. But he was let go from the start. Talks about how condi was the new secretary of state was around even before the election was over.

 
At 9/13/2005 07:43:00 AM, Blogger Jane said...

Hmmm....from everything that I've read and heard he planned to quit even before the election began and he gave no indication of wanting to stay on. I'd be interested to know where you got this other information.

 

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