6,329. 3/30/2005

“The [Bush] administration had been ‘too loud, too direct’ in trying to convince others to back its Iraq invasion, and [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld’s caustic rhetoric had alienated traditional U.S. allies, he [former Secretary of State Colin Powell] told a German magazine [Stern, published on March 30, 2005].”

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Page 517

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