Junior's amoral corruption really is contagious. There was a time when Colin Powell was an honorable man, a brave soldier, and a dedicated public servant. But he let himself get sucked in and he lied repeatedly to support the Shrub. Robert Sheer of Alternet.org reports:
On Monday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell told me that he and his department's top experts never believed that Iraq posed an imminent nuclear threat, but that the president followed the misleading advice of Vice President Dick Cheney and the CIA in making the claim. Now he tells us...Here's the thing: Powell knew in 2003, when he testified before Congress, that Junior and the Dick were lying--and he lied to support them. And he's not the only fundamentally decent person who has been similarly contaminated.
Telling us now that he knew they were lying then is not good enough. He's going to carry that guilt for the rest of his life (and it certainly doomed his presidential aspirations).