Maybe Powell isn't all bad
Posted by aogTuesday, 01 April 2003 at 18:32 TrackBack Ping URL
The Brothers Judd called this article an example of the trope that the Bush Administration has completely screwed up the Ba'ath War. I had read the article earlier and it actually made me feel much less concerned. As a Judd pointed out, the split is not among the actual advisors of President Bush but between those who do advise and those who don't. Perhaps there's a reason for that?

Even better, the group being shut out appears to be composed primarily of State Department staffers and has-beens from the previous Bush Administration desparately trying to cover up their mistakes in the last Gulf War by compounding with repitition.

This is the nut graf:

Powell has stressed his support for the war plan, and those operating behind the scenes said they were acting without Powell's blessing. Indeed, among this group, there is criticism of Powell for failing to combat some of the assumptions about the war with Iraq more forcefully. “Powell won't pick up the fight and won't represent State Department professionals who are appalled by what is about to happen,” a former party official said.
Bwahahaha! This is supposed to be a problem? Ignoring the appeasers and tyrannophiles in the State Department? I cannot contain my mirth. Powell gets a gold star from me for this story.