For those of us who think exchanging Powell for Rice is disastrous, even if Colin Powell should have fallen on his sword two years ago rather than continue to represent this administration,
this is a must-read.
The only thing I have to add to it is this: Years ago, when Maggie Thatcher was PM of the UK, my grandmother, who lives in the north of England, which was subjected to a scorched earth policy by the Tory government, had this to say. "I don't understand all these people who say that a woman can't do the work of a man. Maggie Thatcher does the work of two men: Hitler and Mussolini."