March 9, 2004: Powell against debating Iraqi WMD flap in presidential campaign (AFP)

  • “Vietnam was a painful period in our national life, and both of these men, President Bush and Senator Kerry, served,” he pointed out. “They served their nation; they served their nation honorably. And let’s talk about the issues of today and not go back and drag up old stories for the purpose of diverting us from what we ought to be doing right now, and that is: Who has the better vision of a brighter future for the American people and the world?”