Vaguely familiar

“I am sure the investigations will get to the bottom of this and I am sure that any problems that exist in the prison system will be fixed promptly.”

— Colin Powell, discussing Abu Ghraib prison abuse, May 3, 2004

Powell reported back exactly what his superiors wanted to hear. “In direct refutation of this [Glen’s] portrayal,” Powell concluded, “is the fact that relations between American soldiers and the Vietnamese people are excellent.”

Robert Parry & Norman Solomon, Behind Colin Powell’s Legend, 1996 (via Billmon)