They used Colin Powell to make the case, for without him they didn't have the credibility. And in the process they showed Powell's true loyal colors and his salute above all else mentality. For this one day Colin Powell will have to atone the rest of his days:
From the article:
"I'd like to move the nomination of Secretary of State Powell for President of the United States," Democrat Joseph Biden gushed.
Back in Washington, he ordered special plaques with Powell's signature made up for the State Department aides who had worked so hard to make the presentation happen. When they were handed out, Powell asked Wilkerson why he hadn't ordered one for himself. Wilkerson replied that he didn't want one. . . .