Monday, November 15, 2004


Yahoo! News - Powell and Three Others Leaving Cabinet

Powell checked out two years ago; it is amazing how long he was able to collect a paycheck without doing diddly.

Ashcroft left the polarizing figure he came in as. The world is united in its view of Powell today as it was in 2000. The difference is that he was one of the most widely admired and respected men in America four years ago; he leaves to universal scorn. The neocons now see him as an ineffective obstructionist; the left charges him with the greater crime of knowing the truth and being silent. Somewhere along the line, the good soldier became a good German. In the end, he was a tiny fig leaf for an administration that felt no need for one.


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