brni (brni) wrote,

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and the rest is well known

allegedly, the story is about powell criticising the europeans for pretending to be shocked that the CIA had set up secret prisons all over europe.

on the other hand, it is also about european complicity in US malfeasance, and an admission that these things have been in place for some time.

i liked this bit:

Asked about post-war planning for Iraq, Gen Powell said his state department staff drew up detailed plans, but they were discarded by Mr Rumsfeld's defence department, which was backed by the White House.

"Mr Rumsfeld and I had some serious discussions, of a not pleasant kind, about the use of individuals who could bring expertise to the issue. And it ultimately went into the White House, and the rest is well known."
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