by David Greenberg

The PlankMichael Crowley writesState of Denialdevastating critiqueTNRSlouching Toward BethlehemTNRThe Agendathis pieceThe Boston GlobeBush at WarPlan of AttackpieceNew York Review of Books
Powell attempted to summarize the consequences of unilateral action.... He added a new dimension, saying that the international reaction would be so negative that he would have to close American embassies around the world if we went to war alone.

That is not the issue, Cheney said. Saddam and the clear threat is the issue.

Maybe it would not turn out as the vice president thinks, Powell said. War could trigger all kinds of unanticipated and unintended consequences....

Not the issue, Cheney said.