Thursday, April 8, 2004

Colin the Enforcer

Colin Powell thinks Teddy Kennedy should keep his mouth shut:

Secretary of State Colin Powell cautioned Sen. Edward M. Kennedy to be more careful in criticizing the war in Iraq after the Massachusetts Democrat called the conflict “George Bush’s Vietnam.”

Kennedy “should be a little more restrained and careful in his comments because we are at war,” Powell said Tuesday on Fox News Radio’s “Tony Snow Show.”

Powell said debating the Iraq war was appropriate and an important part of American democracy. But, he said, “this is the also the time that we rally the nation behind the challenge that we face in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Powell acknowledged that he did not see Kennedy’s speech because he was in Haiti, where he met with the country’s interim government. [Salon.com]

Watch out, Sen. Kennedy, or you might get a call from the FCC – I hear Sec. Powell knows someone there.