Your Black World reports.
Colin Powell may no longer be Secretary of State, but he is still being attacked by his former colleagues at the White House. Powell accused former Vice President Dick Cheney of taking “cheap shots” at him in a newly released book.
The book, called “In My Time,” focuses on Cheney’s experience in politics and the Bush Administration. Cheney said that he thinks that Powell was attempting to undermine President Bush by criticizing the policies of his administration to those outside the government.
Powell contradicts Cheney’s assertion, stating that he simply gave the president the best advice he could. Cheney says that Powell’s resignation was “for the best,” while Powell says that he was planning to leave the administration anyway.
Powell also says that Cheney’s remarks about Condoleeza Rice were condescending. Many believe that Powell is using code language for the fact that Dick Cheney has been accused of being racist.
Observers also speculate that Powell was the scapegoat used by the Bush Administration during the ill-advised wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was the public trust Americans had for Powell which led to his convincing argument that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. No weapons were found and many believe the evidence Powell presented had been fabricated.