2004 Election: The Uniter vs. the Divider

In the days before George W. Bush was re-elected President of the United States, a story spread through the back alleys of official Washington: Bush had allegedly called Secretary of State Colin Powell into his office and said, "I had to be a war President in my first term. I want to be a peace President in my second term, and I need you to stay on and help me do that." The story was false. Several of Powell's close associates not only denied the story but also laughed when they heard it--they have seen no palpable evidence that Bush plans to change course in a second term. The Secretary's...

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