May 7, 2007 |
Former CIA Director George J. Tenet accepted blame Sunday for inaccurate statements made by then-Secretary of State Colin L. Powell in a 2003 address to the United Nations about Iraq's weapons capability. Tenet spent three days vetting Powell's Feb. 5, 2003, speech to the U.N. Security Council and thought it was "good and solid," the former CIA chief said. At the time, Powell, with Tenet seated behind him at the U.N.
March 5, 2007 |
Congressional Democrats on Sunday kept up their attacks on substandard care for injured soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as they prepared for hearings on the issue this week. "If it's this bad at the outpatient facilities at Walter Reed, how is it in the rest of the country?" Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on ABC's "This Week." "Walter Reed is our crown jewel." In a letter sent Sunday to Defense Secretary Robert M.
September 15, 2006 |
Excerpts from letters, released Thursday, from former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on detainee legislation. Powell's letter: Dear Senator [John] McCain: I just returned to town and learned about the debate taking place in Congress to redefine Common Article 3 of the Geneva Convention. I do not support such a step and believe it would be inconsistent with the McCain amendment on torture which I supported last year.
September 15, 2006 |
A Republican-controlled Senate committee dealt a blow to President Bush's national security agenda Thursday, approving a bill that would expand the legal rights of terrorism detainees. The rebuke capped a day of bruising political combat in which Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) released a letter from Colin L. Powell, the president's former secretary of State, opposing Bush's proposal to allow more extreme methods of interrogation.
May 1, 2006 |
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended the Bush administration's Iraq war planning Sunday after her predecessor, Colin L. Powell, said he had made a case to send more troops to deal with the war's aftermath. Rice said she did not "remember specifically" what instance Powell was referring to when he said he recommended to President Bush that more troops be sent.
January 29, 2006 |
IT'S BEEN ONE YEAR since Colin L. Powell left high office. Where did he go? So sad, even tragic, is the tale of this man's evaporation. Once, he might have made a serious run for president, under either party's banner.