At Maine Owl, The Owl well remembers the day Powell threw us a Curveball and digs into the archives for a chilling timeline of the days of shame that followed the boffo U.N. anthrax-and-pony show. Highly recommended reading.
A Poetic Justice suggests giving peace a chance.
For Alan Perlman, AKA "The Jewish Atheist," the Day of Shame doesn't quite bring on a peaceful, easy feeling. He sees Powell as "a magnificent example of affirmative action run amok."
When asked about his, IMHO, provocative statements about the role of race in Powell's career, Dr. Perlman replied thusly: Read below the fold...
On February 7, 2003, Slacktavist described Powell's presentation thusly:
"POWELL'S EVIDENCE LOOKING SHAKY. No smoking gun, lots of smoke and mirrors."
If there's one thing I hate, it's 20/20 hindsight. Goddamn hippies!
The internets are chock full of handy lists.
An oft-posted one is "Colin Powell's Rules to Live By," which is generally set up with a gushy intro, like this one:
I was watching my favorite show on The View today, MLK Day and General Colin Powell was on. What a great father figure, so steady and self assured. Elizabeth mentioned his list of rules to live by and I had to look it up. So here it is.Read below the fold...
Here is the first helping of contributions to the Day of Shame blogswarm, 2008...
Batocchio's superb analysis, like Gaul, is divided into three parts. With understatement that burns, Batocchio says "It wasn't a pleasant feeling, knowing we were almost certainly going to war based on flimsy reasons." Read below the fold...
[Welcome, Crooks & Liars readers!]
dayofshame.com was created to promote observances and analyses of the run-up to the Iraq War and of the fateful day when the reality-based community seemingly lost its charter. And we're looking for you to help recollect, commiserate, and if possible, make sense of it all.
On February 5, 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell addressed the United Nations to rally support for an invasion of Iraq.
His presentation contained little substance and numerous obvious flaws, and the international community was unimpressed.
America's mainstream media, however, declared it "compelling." Read below the fold...