I thought Gen. Colin Powell's speech at HIMSS was fantastic, funny, moving, intelligent, wonderful and hopeful. However, it is more than a little ironic that he's so involved in war memorials as we'll soon as a nation be building a new war memorial to the 3,000 and counting dead in the Iraq war. A war brought about in large part because of another speech that Powell gaveto the U.N. in 2003which he knew at the time was filled with, at the least, misinformation.
His failure to stand up to the warmongers in the rest of the Bush administration, and his decision to give that speech rather than protest the war, will both be his legacy in history and the reason he's politically finished.
Matthew HoltResearch, forecasting & strategyMatthew Holt ConsultingSan FranciscoTo submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here. Please include your name, title and hometown.