Colon most Fowl is making excuses, blaming others.
I remember very, very distinctly a tone that Powell betrayed of not really believing what he was saying during his presentation before the United Nations on behalf of "others" regarding WMD and the need to justify an invasion of Iraq. He spoke in a laconic, drawn out trance like tone of defeat. His emotional state was visibly clear. He didn't want to be there. Please go look at that tape. It was very clear. I knew then he didn't believe what he was saying.
Powell, along with the rest of "them" have been blaming the so called "Intelligence community". This is ridiculous. Where was and is, the common sense intelligence community? Intelligence is not the amount of information you possess. It is simply acting in a way that is beneficial to your total being. Acting intelligently usually infers acting in a way that is beneficial or at least not destructive to others unless absolutely necessary. Intelligence has nothing to do with education, social position or wealth.
Intelligence is primarily an aspect of sensibility. Common sense is just what it sounds like... a sense...a sensation...a directive felt experience. Being sensible.
Powell didn't need intelligence information, he needed sensibility. I think he has some. But he ignored it. He knew better. He knew this was all wrong and phony. Yet he did it anyway. No apology for going along with the self destructive people in control of this country will suffice. If I were him I would withdraw and blame no one. Or...I could simply confess to the world to being a weak person who has failed horribly.
His revisionism is an attempt to get people to like him. That is his utmost consideration. How pathetic.