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"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true."
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Anchor for this item  posted April 23, 2003 at 11:52 PM MDT

Open Letter
SecState Colin L. Powell

Sir:

I know for a fact that you are no "ChickenHawk". You do not know, but can establish as a fact, that I trained infantry and then airborne and then remustered CommRsch RegForce. I know "decapitation" of command and control so instintively that I knew it then, without having been taught it. I never did receive instruction in, because I abandoned my career. And I abandoned my career because of something that has extended across the intervening three decades to today; we are not facing a crisis of democracy, we are facing a crisis of legitimate leadership.

"It's not the deed, it's the cover-up that kills you." Did you hear that yet another high-flying financier is facing hard time? That's the world we live in: the neo-realists think that a successfull BigLie campaign is the BestThing. Would a SageCommander ever entertain such a thought? (Yes, likely he would ... and then he would on to something more productive.)


 

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