Sunday, December 18, 2005

Colin Powell: "deeply disappointed" in intel community

Mark in Mexico has a great post on a BBC interview with Colin Powell. The money shot?

:::::::: While admitting that he had been bypassed on occasion by some of the White House hawks and that some discussions with Donald Rumsfeld "were not pleasant", Powell came nowhere close to the position taken by his former chief-of-staff Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson. Wilkerson essentially accused the White House hawks, Cheney and Rumsfeld of running a "cabal" to wrest control of foreign policy away from the State Department.

Powell's position seems to be that everybody, from Bush and himself on down, got bad information from the CIA and then acted upon it. As far as our continued presence in Iraq, Powell was 100% supportive of the Bush administration:

As they say, read it all for it is good.

Hat Tip: Instapundit