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Saturday, April 17, 2004



Bush, the hydra, and Powell

I've been saying Bush is not the ruler of his kingdom - there is a hydra with many heads behind him that actually controls the whole thing. While I really don't know enough to substantiate this hunch, here is an article that does it for me:
Powell felt Cheney and his allies -- his chief aide, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, deputy defense secretary Paul Wolfowitz and undersecretary of defense for policy Douglas Feith and what Powell called Feith's "Gestapo" office -- had established what amounted to a separate government. The vice president, for his part, believed Powell was mainly concerned with his own popularity and told friends at a private dinner he hosted a year ago to celebrate the outcome of the war that Powell was a problem and "always had major reservations about what we were trying to do."
It's from Woodward's new tell-it-all book - apparently we only ever learn about internal dealings of a gov from that sort of books.

The whole article is properly fascinating in that gossipy kind of way.

And come to think of it: wouldn't it be great to have Colin Powell for US president? He's got soul, he's got brains, he's served in the forces, and he's got experience with being an underdog minority since he's black. He'd make a good wise king, Solomon-like - except that he's got none of those moneyed elites to stand by him and back him up. Instead USA have a moron for a Commander in Chief - bet they're happy he's white.





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