“Look, Colin Powell went to Damascus not because Colin Powell got up some day and decided he wanted to go Damascus,” Rumsfeld said. “He went to Damascus because the president of the United States decided it made sense for the secretary of state to go to Damascus. “Now, if you don’t like the decision, don’t blame the secretary; blame the president.” [Associated Press, 5/4/03]

So now we’re supposed to abstain from criticizing the president? And who advised him that going to Damascus was the right thing to do, anyway?

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