Powell: Iraq biological labs intelligence was shaky Coalition raids home, takes aide to influential cleric into custody http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/04/03/iraq.main/index.html Strategy: Wait until a "successful" economic number comes out (remember the president & advisors get this the day before "we" do) and then pull Powell out of hiding and try to smooth over the mess. If I'm wrong, then Powell, in his 30+ years of service, must be a complete imbecile to not know before this past week that this "intelligence" was unreliable. And as for that number, let's not forget it also reflects: -Weather changes which allowed 71,000 construction workers to go back to work. -Grocery strike which ended, allowing 47,000 jobs to be included in that number. Excepting those numbers, 230,000 jobs were actually added, which isn't too shabby. http://economist.com/agenda/displayStory.cfm?story_id=2568483 Just my .02 - please, draw your own conclusions.