NYT: The president will take us to war with support — often, I admit, equivocal and patronizing in tone — from quite a few members of the East Coast liberal media cabal. The I-Can't-Believe-I'm-a-Hawk Club includes op-ed regulars at this newspaper and The Washington Post, the editors of The New Yorker, The New Republic and Slate, columnists in Time and Newsweek.
Historians, analysts, pollsters and members of Congress contacted by the Los Angeles Times also gave Powell rave reviews. "A tour de force," pronounced Yale University presidential historian Fred Greenstein.
Canada: Foreign Minister Bill Graham said Colin Powell set out a "convincing" account of Iraq's efforts to thwart the inspection process for the UN Security Council.
Mary McGrory: “I don't know how the United Nations felt about Colin Powell's "J'accuse" speech against Saddam Hussein. I can only say that he persuaded me, and I was as tough as France to convince.”
Slate: But after seeing Secretary of State Colin Powell make his case to the U.N. Security Council, Chatterbox no longer believes these two arguments outweigh the argument for toppling Saddam. Reluctantly and somewhat belatedly, Chatterbox follows Mary McGrory into what the New York Times' Bill Keller calls the "I-Can't-Believe-I'm-A-Hawk Club."
Boston Phoenix: Powell’s presentation “powerful”
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