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Friday, August 19, 2005

Great Moments in Public Mendacity

According to a CNN documentary scheduled to run on Sunday:
A former top aide to Colin Powell says he regrets his involvement Powell's presentation to the United Nations on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, a longtime Powell adviser who served as his chief of staff when Powell was U.S. Secretary of State, is one of several people interviewed for the documentary "Dead Wrong -- Inside an Intelligence Meltdown," scheduled to air on CNN Sunday night.

"I wish I had not been involved in (Powell's U.N. presentation)," said Wilkerson. "I look back on it, and I still say it was the lowest point in my life."
Well it wasn't a bright moment in mine either, Larry.
"(Powell) came through the door ... and he had in his hands a sheaf of papers, and he said, 'This is what I've got to present at the United Nations according to the White House, and you need to look at it,'" Wilkerson says in the program. "It was anything but an intelligence document. It was, as some people characterized it later, sort of a Chinese menu from which you could pick and choose."
A lot of people think Colin Powell is a good guy who just got done dirty by BushCo. Hogwash. He's a whore, he's always been a whore, his son's a whore, whore whore whore. Nobody put a gun to his head and made him lie to the UN, and any argument that he questioned the necessity of the war only goes to show that he put his own political meal ticket ahead of any sort of principle. He'd still be shilling for that bunch of crooks today but for the fact that they tossed him out like a bulging sack of garbage.

No heroes here. Move along.