Thursday, October 27, 2005

Powell aide vents about the White House Iraq cabal

The AJC carries Lawrence Wilkerson's column today: "In President Bush's first term, some of the most important decisions about U.S. national security — including vital decisions about postwar Iraq — were made by a secretive, little-known cabal. It was made up of a very small group of people led by Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

When I first discussed this group in a speech last week at the New American Foundation in Washington, my comments caused a significant stir because I had been chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Colin Powell between 2002 and 2005.

But I believe that the decisions of this cabal were sometimes made with the full and witting support of the president and sometimes with something less. More often than not, then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice was simply steamrolled by this cabal."


At 10:28 PM, Blogger mikevotes said...

Did you see my crackpot theory tonight?

Wilkerson, Powell's former second, goes after Cheney/Rumsfeld.

Scowcroft, Powell's close friend, goes after Cheney Rumsfeld.

The Murray Waas piece you've got up from someone who obviously had access to claasified as well as tightly kept political speeches.

Made to look like a fool at the UN by Cheney.

See a pattern?



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