Cheney Cabal "Hijacked US Foreign Policy"
In a scathing attack on the record of President George W. Bush, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Mr Powell until last January, said: “What I saw was a cabal between the vice-president of the United States, Richard Cheney, and the secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, on critical issues that made decisions that the bureaucracy did not know were being made.About time somebody stood up and said something... sheesh. If the rumors of Cheney's pending resignation are true, it could be a complete collapse of the Bush administration, and not a minute too soon.
“Now it is paying the consequences of making those decisions in secret, but far more telling to me is America is paying the consequences.”
“If you're not prepared to stop the feuding elements in the bureaucracy as they carry out your decisions, you are courting disaster. And I would say that we have courted disaster in Iraq, in North Korea, in Iran.”