Dick Cheney: The Alliance Builder

Bush's Secretary of State COLIN POWELL, a moderate in an Administration full of hard-liners, has maintained near perfect decorum with Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney in public. But the three men fought pitched battles behind the scenes over most of the Administration's foreign policies. For the first time this year, Powell started winning a few. Powell, 65, has long taken exception to the conservatives' muscular brand of unilateralism, arguing instead that the U.S. should act in concert with allies. He scored a crucial victory in August when he persuaded President Bush to engage the U.N. before attacking Iraq. Powell's supporters claim...

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