It's even worse than it appears.
Monday October 18, 2021; 4:47 PM EDT
  • Amazing how people are kvelling over Colin Powell.#
  • His speech at the UN was chilling, implying but not directly saying that Iraq had nuclear weapons and was getting ready to use them, and we had no choice but to go to war with him.#
  • It was a lie.#
  • No one would have believed Cheney, Rumsfeld or Rice. They got the only person in the Bush administration who had credibility. If Powell was willing to say this, it must be true, we had to act. #
  • It was a lie. A way to transfer wealth from the US Treasury to the war industry.#
  • When people act naive as they do horrific things, seriously -- he knew what he was doing. Powell wasn't a tool, we were the tools. He abused our trust. And in death he doesn't deserve the acclaim he's getting. Too many people died because of his lie.#

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