Did Colin Powell call neocons “fucking crazies?”
A furious row has broken out over claims in a new book by BBC broadcaster James Naughtie that US Secretary of State Colin Powell described neo-conservatives in the Bush administration as ‘fucking crazies’ during the build-up to war in Iraq.
The ‘crazies’ are said to be Vice-President Dick Cheney, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy, Paul Wolfowitz.
Yet, as is often the case with Colin Powell, his alleged beliefs didn’t stop him from publicly stating the exact opposite. He strongly and loudly supported the build-up to the war, and gave testimony to the UN he had to know was false.