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  CNN.com - Powell resigns with three other Cabinet secretaries - Nov 15, 2004
Colin Powell talks about the challenges facing the State Depratment.
Powell was scheduled to travel to Egypt next week for a conference on Iraq.
Powell is the most prominent of four Cabinet officials whose resignations were announced Monday by the White House.
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/11/15/powell/index.html   (921 words)

  
  Colin Powell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colin Powell was born in New York City in 1937, and was raised in the South Bronx, in the once-infamous Hunts Point neighborhood.
Powell was educated in the New York City public schools, and gained a bachelor's degree in geology from City College of New York attaining a 'C' average, according to his 2006 graduation address at Marymount University.
Powell wrote: "In direct refutation of this portrayal is the fact that relations between American soldiers and the Vietnamese people are excellent." Later, Powell's assessment would be described as whitewashing the news of the massacre, and questions would continue to remain undisclosed to the public.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colin_Powell   (3679 words)

  
 Colin Luther Powell - dKosopedia
Colin Luther Powell (pronounced Coe-lin, born April 5, 1937) is the 65th United States Secretary of State, sworn in on January 20, 2001, and the highest ranking African American government official in the history of the United States.
Powell was born in New York City and was raised in the South Bronx.
Powell was a professional soldier for 35 years, during which time he held a variety of command and staff positions and rose to the rank of 4-star General.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Colin_Powell   (1775 words)

  
 Colin L. Powell - Biography
Colin L. Powell was nominated by President Bush on December 16, 2000 as Secretary of State.
Secretary Powell was born in New York City on April 5, 1937 and was raised in the South Bronx.
Secretary Powell is married to the former Alma Vivian Johnson of Birmingham, Alabama.
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 Powell, Colin (Harpers.org)
Secretary of State Colin Powell said that he might not have supported the invasion of Iraq if he had known that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction; within a few days he corrected himself and affirmed that the president had made the right decision no matter what the facts really were.
Colin Powell admitted that the Iraqi National Congress, the U.S.-funded Iraqi exile group, was the source of "the most dramatic" bits in his notorious United Nations presentation on Iraq's mythical weapons of mass destruction.
Colin Powell said that the Iraqi insurgency is "getting worse," and U.S. forces arrested a high-ranking officer in the Iraqi National Guard, one week after he was appointed commander of the Diyala province, because he supposedly has ties to insurgents.
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 Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Colin L. Powell
Powell, as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was one of the key leaders of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the military campaigns to protect Saudi Arabia and liberate Kuwait from Iraqi control.
Colin Luther Powell was born in 1937 in Harlem, the son of Jamaican immigrants who had both gone to work in New York City's garment district.
From 1979 to 1981, Powell served the Carter administration as an executive assistant to Charles Duncan, Jr., the Secretary of Energy, and as senior military assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.
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 Colin Powell | Soldier and Statesman
Powell was educated in the New York City public schools, and at City College of New York (CCNY).
Powell is married to the former Alma Vivian Johnson of Birmingham, Alabama.
Colin Powell at the Leadership Summit of 2007
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 Colin Powell - Wikiquote
Colin Luther Powell (born April 5, 1937) was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving from January 20, 2001 to November 12, 2004.
Secretary of State Colin Powell was quoted in Plan of Attack, a book in which he was a key source, as cautioning President Bush before the war that he would “own” Iraq, 17 October 2004 [4].
Powell to CNN International during a three-nation trip to Asia, 27 October 2004 [5].
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 The Consortium
Colin Powell emerged from the Iran-contra scandal with his reputation intact, but a review of the secret evidence shows that the scandal might never have happened but for Powell's circumventing Pentagon rules -- and flouting the law.
Colin Powell achieved his icon status through his command of U.S. forces in the Panama invasion and the Persian Gulf War.
Powell also confides that he's in pain over the blot that the UN speech has left on his reputation.
www.consortiumnews.com /archive/powell.html   (442 words)

  
 Colin Powell: Not the Man You Think
Powell's blind loyalty was demonstrated during a second tour in Vietnam (1968-1969), where as deputy assistant chief of staff for operations G-3 at Americal Division headquarters in Chu Lai, he was asked to handle a potentially embarrassing letter a young soldier had written to Gen. Creighton Abrams, commander of all U.S. forces in Vietnam.
Powell was transferred, in 1979, to the Department of Energy, where he served as the assistant to the secretary.
Powell had his "ticket punched" again in June 1986 when he was temporarily given a much coveted military assignment as the commanding general of the 75,000-member 5th Corps in Frankfurt, West Germany.
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 The Case Against Colin Powell
And it is the most praised because former general Powell possesses all those qualities, of poise and fluency, and of apparent confidence and ease with matters global, that his boss so conspicuously lacks.
Powell's career in the first place) and ever since he sacked general Douglas MacArthur for trying to run his own war in Korea, the vital principle of civilian control of the military has been steadily eroding.
Colin Powell's mutinous attitude toward the idea of intervention led him to the extraordinary step of publishing an op-ed article saying what he thought U.S. foreign policy ought to be.
www.commondreams.org /views/122600-103.htm   (1289 words)

  
 Colin Powell : okay there were no WMD
Colin Powell was firmly within the Ronald Reagan tradition that repeatedly espoused a "Broad Tent" Republicanism appealing to millions of Independents as well as Democrats.
Powell has been called the Conscience of the Republican Party for the boldness of stands he has taken in the past, occasionally proving himself ahead of his time in those positions.
Nothing is more eloquent that Powell's occasional references to his own life story, the challenges he and his sister overcame growing up in the inner city of The Bronx, and how strongly committed he has become to the values of Faith and Family, the bedrock of our moral heritage.
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 Colin L. Powell - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Colin L. Powell (General, retired) resigned November 15, 2004, as Secretary of the U.S. Department of State.
Powell had served in that capacity throughout the first administration of George W. Bush.
Secretary Powell is a graduate of the City College of New York.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Colin_Powell   (514 words)

  
 AskMen.com - Colin Powell
A retired general and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell was the U.S. Secretary of State from January 2001 to January 2005, serving under George W. Bush.
Until he dies, Colin Powell will always be known as the first man who could have had a serious shot at being the first fl President.
Colin Luther Powell was born on April 5, 1937, in Harlem, New York.
www.askmen.com /men/business_politics/41_colin_powell.html   (430 words)

  
 frontline: the gulf war: oral history: colin powell   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Powell: I had some relationship to this situation as National Security Adviser to President Reagan in 1987, 88 and the early part of 89, and during that period essentially we were tilting toward the Iraqis because Iran was our mortal enemy at that time.
Powell: I think that was the question...did it measure up as a regime, as a nation and, frankly, as the source of twenty percent of the world's oil.
Powell: The Camp David meeting was very, very interesting and a very, very constructive meeting because we were able to lay out to the President what we could do right away to deal with the immediate problem, which was the defense of Saudi Arabia.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/powell/1.html   (4532 words)

  
 Amazon.com: My American Journey: Books: Colin L. Powell,Joseph Persico   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Powell was neither an athlete nor a scholar; his childhood centered around his home, friends, and church.
Powell's involvement with and analysis of national and international affairs, from Vietnam to the Clinton administration, are succinctly and objectively recounted.
Powell is man enough to admit his mistakes, for example when he appeared at the United Nations Security Council in February 2003.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0345407288?v=glance   (2692 words)

  
 The Consortium
Powell simply accepted a claim from Glen's superior officer that Glen was not close enough to the front lines to know what he was writing about, an assertion Glen denies.
Powell claimed that U.S. soldiers in Vietnam were taught to treat Vietnamese courteously and respectfully.
Powell did include, however, a troubling recollection that belied his 1968 official denial of Glen's allegation that American soldiers "without provocation or justification shoot at the people themselves." After mentioning the My Lai massacre in My American Journey, Powell penned a partial justification of the Americal's brutality.
www.consortiumnews.com /archive/colin3.html   (1439 words)

  
 The tragedy of Colin Powell. - By Fred Kaplan - Slate Magazine
Powell's statements on the Middle East came to be so widely ignored—because no one saw them as reflecting U.S. policy—that Bush sent Condoleezza Rice to the region when he wanted to send a message that would be taken seriously.
Powell's best option, after January, may be to abandon his ambitions for further public office, nab a lucrative job in the private sector, and write the most outrageous kiss-and-tell political memoir that the world has ever seen.
Kaplan that the inability of Colin Powell to pursue the enlightened and multilateral brand of foreign policy he envisioned in his role as Secretary of State is tragic but I disagree that casts him as a tragic figure politically.
www.slate.com /id/2095756   (2418 words)

  
 NewsHour Extra: The Powell Doctrine (short version) -- Lesson Plan
Powell, currently the U.S. secretary of state, has recently invoked the Doctrine in articulating the justifications for the Bush administration's preparations for war in Iraq.
Powell based this strategy for warfare in part on the views held by his former boss in the Reagan administration, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, and also on his own experience as a major in Vietnam.
That protracted campaign, in Powell's view, was representative of a war in which public support was flimsy, the military objectives were not clear, overwhelming force was not used consistently, and an exit strategy was ill defined.
www.pbs.org /newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/iraq/powelldoctrine_short.html   (1077 words)

  
 Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Colin L. Powell   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Powell, as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was one of the key leaders of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the military campaigns to protect Saudi Arabia and liberate Kuwait from Iraqi control.
Colin Luther Powell was born in 1937 in Harlem, the son of Jamaican immigrants who had both gone to work in New York City's garment district.
From 1979 to 1981, Powell served the Carter administration as an executive assistant to Charles Duncan, Jr., the Secretary of Energy, and as senior military assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.
www.gale.com /free_resources/bhm/bio/powell_c.htm   (2997 words)

  
 Colin Powell in four-letter neo-con 'crazies' row | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
Powell's extraordinary outburst is alleged to have taken place during a telephone conversation with Foreign Secretary Jack Straw.
Powell's concerns were said to have chimed with Straw's and those of Blair himself - that if America acted without UN sanction, allies would be lost.
Powell is thought to have been terrified that the strategy of the 'crazies' would alienate the Blair government, which believed it needed UN backing to win over Parliament and the British public.
www.guardian.co.uk /usa/story/0,12271,1302834,00.html   (499 words)

  
 The Raw Story | Video: Colin Powell claims he was fired by President Bush
Colin Powell claims he was fired by the Bush Administration, according to his official biography, which was excerpted in the Washington Post's Sunday magazine.
Powell was still the most popular member of Bush’s team, far more popular with the public than the president himself.
Senior Powell aides were convinced that the secretary anticipated an invitation to stay, and they were equally certain that he intended to accept.
www.rawstory.com /news/2006/Video_Powell_says_he_was_fired_1001.html   (296 words)

  
 Colin Powell Biography -- Academy of Achievement
Powell was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army, and was one of the 16,000 military advisors dispatched to South Vietnam by President Kennedy in 1962.
Powell was assigned to the Office of Management and Budget during the administration of President Nixon, and here he made a lasting impression on the Director and Deputy Director of the Office: Casper Weinberger and Frank Carlucci.
Powell served as assistant commander and deputy commander of infantry divisions in Colorado and Kansas before returning to Washington to become senior military assistant to Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger, whom he assisted during the invasion of Grenada and the raid on Libya.
www.achievement.org /autodoc/page/pow0bio-1   (0 words)

  
 The tragedy of Colin Powell. - By Fred Kaplan - Slate Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Powell's statements on the Middle East came to be so widely ignored—because no one saw them as reflecting U.S. policy—that Bush sent Condoleezza Rice to the region when he wanted to send a message that would be taken seriously.
Powell's best option, after January, may be to abandon his ambitions for further public office, nab a lucrative job in the private sector, and write the most outrageous kiss-and-tell political memoir that the world has ever seen.
Kaplan that the inability of Colin Powell to pursue the enlightened and multilateral brand of foreign policy he envisioned in his role as Secretary of State is tragic but I disagree that casts him as a tragic figure politically.
slate.msn.com /id/2095756   (2410 words)

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