Friday, February 20, 2004

The Tragical Story of One Colin Powell

Some of us have wondered over the past couple of years, what happened to the Colin Powell we all respected? Fred Kaplan takes a stab at figuring that out. (Slate)

One particularly telling tale:
At times, Powell has taken his fate with resigned humor. Hendrik Hertzberg wrote in The New Yorker last year of a diplomatic soiree that Powell attended on the eve of war, at which a foreign diplomat recited a news account that Bush was sleeping like a baby. Powell reportedly replied, "I'm sleeping like a baby, too. Every two hours, I wake up, screaming."
One can only hope he'll soon snap out his nightmare and back to reality.

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