<center><h1><a href=http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4929628-112564,00.html>The ugly face of power</a></h1></center> <center><b>One of Colin Powell's aides has shown TV viewers what the Bush administration is really like</b></center> Friday May 21, 2004 The Guardian <blockquote>Every once in a while, ordinary voters get a chance to peek behind the curtain that hides the real face of power. Such a moment happened last weekend, during an interview with the secretary of state, Colin Powell, on America's most watched Sunday political talk show, Meet the Press. The veteran interviewer Tim Russert was asking his last question of Powell, who was joining him via satellite from Jordan, when the camera suddenly swung away and viewers heard the voice of a State Department media minder off camera declare: "You're off." The argument that ensued between Powell, the press aide and Russert was rebroadcast in its entirety and was more revealing of this administration's can-do-no-wrong attitude than any public campaign exchange.</blockquote> Seeing this episode is much like seeing "The Portrait of Dorian Gray", wherein the painting reveals the true, hideous nature of its subject. This incident showed the rot at the core of Dubbyuh's adminstration.