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To: Eurotwit
Ah come on now. Powell isn't all that bad. I think it is important to remember that Powell and the state department is ultimately President Bush's responibility. In the final iteration, Bush is responsible. The President doesn't seem to be the kind of person that would let the State department push him around and undermine what is ultimately his foreign policy.

I agree with every word you wrote. I wasn't referring to Powell, but the Bubba-era holdovers that (AFAIK) are still there in State.

12 posted on 06/23/2003 5:24:14 AM PDT by Smile-n-Win (The EU will break up any day, but the USA is here to stay!)
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To: Smile-n-Win
Alright... :-)

There is a lot to be critical about when it comes to the state department, but sometimes i feel that Powell is put into the same category as Arafat or the house of Saud.

I just felt like standing up for the man :)

That said, I do not approve of the engagement policy which the state department has followed for years regarding the Mullah's.

Cheers.
14 posted on 06/23/2003 6:09:07 AM PDT by Eurotwit
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