This cartoon is from January 2002 and is in our book, Black & White World. At the time, Mr. Powell was publicly questioning the Bush Administration's detainment policy toward enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan. It was just another example of how his appeasing approach toward our enemies has constantly threatened to undermine the War on Terrorism, which has been and still is being pursued too haltingly. (The only major exception in Powell's behavior was his final, full backing of the Iraq war, for which he gets some credit.)
The bad Powell news this week is that he's criticizing Israel for its security fence, as if a fence is the real problem there and not murderous Palestinian terrorists.
The good Powell news this week is that he may not serve a second term as Secretary of State. We say good riddance.
Posted by Forkum at August 6, 2003 07:57 AM