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Kennedy’s Rattled Reaction to Colin Powell’s 2003 U.N. Presentation on Iraq

Here’s another Ted Kennedy video. This is the departed Massachusetts senator in a press conference after then-Secretary of State Colin Powell delivered his

Jul 31, 2020
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Here’s another Ted Kennedy video. This is the departed Massachusetts senator in a press conference after then-Secretary of State Colin Powell delivered his fateful and now-thoroughly discredited presentation to the United Nations on the “threat” posed by Saddam Hussein. The quaver of his voice testifies to his fears about the consequences of the invasion he correctly foresaw as inevitable after Powell’s performance. He praises the secretary; operates from the litany of falsehoods that the Bush administration and the CIA gave to Congress about Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction and al-Qaeda ties; and still lays out an eloquent case against invasion. Kennedy later calledhis vote against the Iraq war “the best vote I have cast in the United States Senate since I was elected in 1962.”
Video courtesy of Obama’s Quagmire, after I tweeted I couldn’t find YouTube clips of Kennedy on Iraq.
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