Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Colin Vs Condi

On this day when Condi Rice battled senators on both sides for confirmation, I can help but feeling sad that a fine Secretary of State like Colin Powell is being replaced by a lame duck rubber stamp. I mean, Powell was known to ask tough questions, challenge those within the administration and was vital in influencing administration decisions during the 1991 Gulf War. (If you are not familiar with the goings-on during this war, visit PBS' Frontline Page for fascinating insights from this time) Condi, on the other hand, has done little in her role as National Security Advisor to impress us, besides a devotion to the President is touching. Alas, what a pity the administration is being filled with more and more yes-men and women.

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