Powell Flies in the Face of Tradition

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    The Secretary of State Is Least Traveled in 30 Years
    Secretary of State Colin L. Powell hates to fly -- and it shows.

    Powell is on track to become the least traveled secretary of state in more than three decades, since Henry A. Kissinger embodied the concept of the globe-trotting foreign policy guru, according to records maintained by the State Department's historian. Powell's three immediate predecessors, the records show, traveled an average of more than 45 percent more than he has.

    In Powell's view, he is bringing the job of secretary of state back to its core purpose of managing foreign policy from Washington. He travels when necessary, as briefly as possible, and reaches out to foreign leaders by telephone and to foreign audiences with repeated television interviews. "His first duty is to advise the president on his foreign policy and to manage the department to execute the foreign policy," State Department spokesman Richard A. Boucher said. "That's the job. It's mostly done in Washington."
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    Some leading foreign policy specialists -- and even some State Department officials -- have wondered whether Powell's travel schedule has in some ways contributed to the United States' falling image abroad. They argue that behind-the-scenes actions, such as telephone calls, carry much less impact overseas in an era when public diplomacy is increasingly important in advancing foreign policy goals.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48010-2004Jul13.html

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    Reminds me of Mr.T on the A-Team. They used to have to drug him to get him to fly. :p:
     
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    He's a Homeboy
     
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    Hey, pretty funny for a fruitcake.

    Does it piss you off that Bush has two negros in his cabinet?
     
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    Na, but I wish he would keep them more in the closet.
     
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    Colin Powell is probably 80 percent white. Look at him. Condoleeza Rice is probably 50 percent. I love it when the neocons get all excited about these folks. That ain't the tree-droppers on the subway, guys. Or Halle Berry as "proof" that blacks are just as attractive as whites. Lie! Berry is half-white. THAT is why whites think she's pretty. Get a full-blood out there, and everyone goes, "Ewww."
     

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