Powell: Exemplary African abroad

Joseph Ochieno

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  • Being anti-war as ever I was at the time already resolved that America’s business in Kuwait and Iraq were as suspect as their interests there and always – around the world – geopolitical strategic, ‘national’ interests. 

We’re going to cut it off, and then we’re going to kill it,” that was Gen Colin Powell in 1991, then US chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – effectively the US army commander.
Being anti-war as ever I was at the time already resolved that America’s business in Kuwait and Iraq were as suspect as their interests there and always – around the world – geopolitical strategic, ‘national’ interests. 

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