LarryNaselli.com has obtained an advance copy of Bob Woodward's new unauthorized biography of Colin Powell's tenure as Secretary of State, Odd Man Out, 396p. Simon & Schuster $29.95.
Here is an excerpt from page 116, in a chapter on the Cabinet debate over Operation Iraqi Freedom:
"as the Secretary of State presented his case that America must pass the Global Test, rather than rush into a war that was likely to leave millions of innocent Iraqis dead, homeless or without adequate health care, Rice and Rumsfeld shot down Powell's non-ideological Centrist approach, like a Marine shooting down a wounded Iraqi in a Mosque.
Despite such setbacks, Powell soldiered on, trying to bring some balance to an administration that had been almost wholly taken over by Dick Cheney and the Neo-Cons. During those days, Powell often confided to his wife that to leave his job at State would be to abandon American policy to the whims of Halliburton, The Mossad and The Weekly Standard."