So how's the Bush administration going to discredit Colin Powell? We've been waiting for some candid remarks from at least one person involved in the planning for Iraq, and finally Powell has something to say. Not incendiary, but unless you're repeating the chorus -- "everything's fine, we're beating the evildoers, democracy will prevail" -- you're typically branded a malcontent, at the very least.
U.S. mistakes in the invasion of Iraq led to the current insurgency and sectarian fighting, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says.
"We made some serious mistakes in the immediate aftermath of the fall of Baghdad," Powell told the National School Board Association's annual conference in Chicago. "We didn't have enough troops on the ground. We didn't impose our will. And as a result, an insurgency got started, and ... it got out of control."