He can lie with the best (read: worst) of them. I used to have some respect for this guy. Perhaps he even had respect for himself once.
Powell: U.S. had planned to include U.N. on Iraq strategy
Sunday, September 14, 2003 Posted: 1:30 PM EDT (1730 GMT)
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday dismissed criticism of U.S. strategy in Iraq, saying miscalculations are not the reason for Washington's push for more international support in the mission there.
"We always knew the U.N. would play a role," Powell told CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer."
"The president on many occasions said he wanted the U.N. to play a vital role. Why? The president believes in the U.N., and the U.N. is the institution that brings the whole world together," he said.