Powell pushed Prague Connection before Cheney did
My latest political essay focuses on one of the many ways Colin Powell helped Bush build public support for an invasion of Iraq even before his disgraceful performance at the U.N. on Feb. 5, 2003. I hope to put together a comprehensive piece on Powell’s many contributions. The current offering was inspired by recent testimony before the Senate Democratic Policy Committee by his former chief of staff, Lawrence Wilkerson, who still views his ex-boss — and the president — through rose-colored glasses. He prefers to hold what he calls the “Cheney-Rumsfeld cabal” responsible for most of the bad foreign-policy stuff that’s transpired. Last time I checked, both of those guys work FOR the president. Let’s hold Bush responsible. And let’s not overlook the key contributions of Powell, Tenet and Rice in paving the way for an unnecessary and disastrous war.