Tag: Colin Powell

Kicking the Vietnam Syndrome

From the Archive: With Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf’s death on Thursday and the declining health of ex-President George H.W. Bush an era of war and intrigue is coming to an end, a time of resurgent U.S. imperialism that saw this warrior seeking peace and the…

Growing Doubts About Susan Rice

Exclusive: Republicans have blasted U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice for her TV comments about the fatal attack in Benghazi, Libya, but her real unfitness to be Secretary of State rests in her excessive careerism and insufficient compassion, says…

The Mysterious Robert Gates

Special Report: Defense Secretary Robert Gates is leaving the Pentagon as a Washington “wise man,” admired by both Republicans and Democrats for his supposed judgment and integrity. But does he deserve that reputation — or is he just an especially clever manipulator…

Iraq Intel: Forgery, Hyperbole, Half-Truth

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Forgery, Hyperbole, Half-Truth: A Problem   We last wrote you immediately after Secretary of State Powell’s UN speech on February 5, in an attempt to convey our concerns that…

Powell’s UN Speech and the Case for War

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Today’s Speech By Secretary Powell At The UN   Secretary Powell’s presentation at the UN today requires context. We give him an “A” for assembling and listing the charges…

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