Cokie Roberts tells us this morning that Clark Clifford [who replaced McNamara as Secretary of War in 1968] "was considered one of the wise men of Washington, and that’s who you’re hearing from a good bit now—that whole Baker-Hamilton commission was considered the elder statesmen of the two parties coming together to give their advice and one of the wisest of wise men according to many people in Washington is Colin Powell who yesterday decided to break his silence on the war in Iraq.
Wise men? One of the wisest? In what way is Colin Powell wise? Frankly he was a complete and complicit tool in the whole Iraq War project and used his "reputation" to sell it. Based on his behavior, he is either a complete idiot, or a self-serving liar. Given his past I'd put my money on the latter.