Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Powell Warns About a U.S. "Terror Industrial Complex"

Former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell spoke at the University of Oklahoma this afternoon. My son, Will, interviewed Powell for the OU Daily immediately before he entered the hall to give his speech.

Will asked him to expound on a comment he made to GQ Magazine about a "terror industrial complex." He also asked his opinion of the expanded use of private contractors, like Blackwater, in Iraq and the propriety of paying them more than military personnel.

Here's a link to the video of Will Prescott's interview with Colin Powell. Here's a link to Will's story about Powell's speech.


Lydia said...

Wasn't Powell a vital cog in the TIC? He'll needs to wear a hairshirt for a long time before he has any kind of moral authority to warn us about those folks.

P M Prescott said...

Excellent article, well written. You've a right to be proud of Will.

Rey said...

Powell had his chance to change the course of history. He blew it. He lied. He was suckered. He was complicit. He stuck out his chest. He imploded. He willingly danced to the WHIG tune. He was a puppet. He was forced out of his cabinet post. His conscience kicked in.

Who knows?

Who cares?

The man is a failure. He has nothing to say to us.

J said...

Maybe it's just me, but I read the whole GQ interview today and the Terror Industrial Complex comment was not there. Was it removed? I followed the link to your son's article and it was "unavailable". What's going on? Was the comment too Truthy to be allowed?

Dr. Bruce Prescott said...


It's still online.

You have to scroll to the fourth page of the interview. It is at the end of the last line of the third paragraph.

Dr. Bruce Prescott said...


The GQ Article is still online.

OU Daily changed the URL for Will's story about Powell's speech.

I've got the URL corrected for Will's story now.