Looks like those deep divisions between State and Defense are taking their toll on Colin Powell:
Mr Powell also said that the US and its coalition partners would not be willing to hand over political authority to the UN once Saddam Hussein's regime had been removed.Yup, it's a wonder he and Don Rumsfeld haven't just had a duel to settle the thing.
"The suggestion... that now that the coalition has done all of this and liberated Iraq, thank you very much, step aside and the Security Council is now going to become responsible for everything, is incorrect," he said.
"And they know it. And they were told it."
Hat tip: LGF.