Powell, then and now

Powell, then and now

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Powell, then and now

“I have not seen smoking-gun, concrete evidence about the connection” between Iraq and al Qaida.

– Secretary of State Colin Powell, 1/9/04


“I want to bring to your attention today [to] the potentially much more sinister nexus between Iraq and the al-Qaida terrorist network…al-Qaida affiliates based in Baghdad now coordinate the movement of people, money and supplies into and throughout Iraq for Saddam’s network, and they have now been operating freely in [Baghdad].”

– Secretary of State Colin Powell, 2/5/03

This is also know as “making shit up”. In related news

Three experts at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said in a report yesterday that the Bush administration systematically misrepresented a weapons threat from Iraq, and U.S. strategy should be revised to eliminate the policy of unilateral pre-emptive war.