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Colin Powell: Another War Criminal Cashes In by Medea Benjamin and Charles Davis | Antiwar.com

Powell’s career culminated with the illegal and disastrous invasion of Iraq. Rather than apologize to the victims of that war, however, he has decided to cash in, hawking his latest volume of apologia at a Costco or Sam’s Club near you. Since President Barack Obama had decided to let Bush administration war criminals go free — a “look forward, not backward” privilege allowed powerful men in Washington but denied America’s 2.3 million mostly nonviolent prisoners — it’s up to us to remind Powell that while his subservience to deadly state power may have worked for him, it didn’t work out so well for the hundreds of thousands of victims that lay in his wake. And not all of us are willing to forget.

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