THE NEW REPUBLIC CALLS POWELL’S CASE FOR WAR “BRUTALLY COMPELLING:”
No doubt about it, Colin Powell laid out a brutally compelling case for war with Iraq at the U.N. Security Council today. The audio tapes of high-ranking Iraqi military officers conspiring to hide evidence of chemical and biological weapons; the satellite footage of Iraqis sanitizing chemical and biological weapons facilities; the descriptions of Iraqi mobile production facilities and un-manned delivery vehicles–all these pieces of evidence were both damning on their merits and dramatic in their effect.
TNR wonders if Powell didn’t make more arguments than he needed to. I guess that depends on who you think the audience is.