Friday, January 09, 2004


U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell now makes me sick.

The reason is the following quote, handed me via Radio Free Mike, from Powell’s discussion yesterday of the nation’s justification for attacking Iraq.

“My presentation [to the United Nations] made it clear that we had seen some links and connections to terrorist organizations over time,” Powell said. “I have not seen smoking-gun, concrete evidence about the connection, but I think the possibility of such connections did exist and it was prudent to consider them at the time that we did.”

The italics are mine.

I just keep thinking: “Consider them? Is that what we did?”

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