A Wider Conflict? Powell on Bin Laden, Mideast Peace-And Whether We'll Ultimately Go after Iraq
Weymouth, Lally, Newsweek
Byline: Lally Weymouth
Secretary of state Colin Powell has long been viewed as the moderate in an administration of hawks. But Powell insists that complete harmony has prevailed among the administration's decision makers, despite rumors that he has been urging caution on his colleagues in the war on terror. Seated at a conference table in the State Department, Powell spoke with NEWSWEEK's Lally Weymouth last week. Excerpts:
WEYMOUTH: It has been reported that you were opposed to the tougher strategy in Afghanistan taken up by the administration three weeks ago.
POWELL: This is absolute nonsense. We have had an integrated, unified strategy from the beginning. It was my responsibility to help put the coalition together and deal with …
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