I realize that his reputation has taken a hit, but I still like Colin Powell. Perhaps his loyalty to his President as Secretary of State caused a myopic view of Iraq at the beginning of the war, but he isn’t allowing that to cloud the vision of Citizen Powell:
“I would call it a civil war,” Powell told a business forum in the United Arab Emirates. “I have been using it (civil war) because I like to face the reality,” added Powell.
He said world leaders should acknowledge Iraq was in civil war.
Matt Lauer’s opinion is one thing, but Colin Powell’s is another thing altogether.
For an administration struggling to maintain public support for its conduct of the war – and a President who insists that Iraq is not in civil war – Powell’s remarks will further shake public confidence.