Former Colin Powell chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson reflects on the Powell UN speech and describes it as the lowest point in his life.
I wish I had not been involved in it. I look back on it, and I still say it was the lowest point in my life … (Powell) came through the door … and he had in his hands a sheaf of papers, and he said, “This is what I’ve got to present at the United Nations according to the White House, and you need to look at it.” It was anything but an intelligence document. It was, as some people characterized it later, sort of a Chinese menu from which you could pick and choose.
If this was the lowest point in his life, what was the next lowest? Waiting a few years to share that sensation with the rest of us?