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Bush v. Powell

Colin Powell wants a war on poverty. The president must go further. Bin Laden is just the first step: the Taliban, Syria, and Iraq must each be dealt with in turn. It's no time to go wobbly.

12:00 AM, Sep 24, 2001 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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Eleven years ago, then-President Bush overrode Powell's resistance to fighting Saddam. Bush was vindicated in doing so. Will the current President Bush follow Powell's lead? Or will Bush lead and demand that Powell follow?

William Kristol is editor of the Weekly Standard.