On September 18, 2006, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said: ” ‘If you just look at how we are perceived in the world and the kind of criticism we have taken over Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib and renditions, whether we believe it or not, people are now starting to question whether we are following our own high standards,’ he said in his first criticism of the [Bush] administration he had once served.”

 – Ahmed Rashid, Descent Into Chaos, Page 314