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Colin Powell speaks out on Iraq War

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Anne-Marie Slaughter
July 6, 2007
It's been four years since former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell went before the United Nations and made the case for war in Iraq — a case built on the assumption that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. It's now 2007and the weapons of mass destruction never materialized. Powell now says that Iraq is in civil war because the United States failed to lay adequate plans for Iraq's reconstruction. In a rare interview, Powell spoke with PBS host Jim Lehrer on July 5 at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

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