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One Thing I Wished Powell Had Said


This is probably a bad idea, but wouldn’t it have been nice if Powell had said something in his prepared remarks about how the other memebers of the Security Council have “prepared responses.” I mean the French and the Chinese chimed in without making any reference to the substance of Powell’s comments. If he’d said something like “I know my colleagues here cannot respond intelligently about the evidence I’ve provided here without consulting their governments…” it would have made their “responses” look absurd.

I know it could have backfired by forcing those governments to lock into the positions articulated in those “responses” but it would have been fun nonetheless.


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