From the WSWS archives: Colin Powell’s speech before the UN

27 August 2013

On February 5, 2003, then Secretary of State Colin Powell gave a lying speech to the United Nations to justify US aggression against Iraq. Armed with photos, graphs and audiotapes, Powell claimed that the evidence he presented showed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Articles from the World Socialist Web Site archive on Powell’s speech:

Powell’s UN speech triggers countdown to war against Iraq
[6 February 2003]

Kurds know nothing of “terrorist poison factory” cited by Powell
[8 February 2003]

Leading Democrats line up behind Bush on Iraq war
[8 February 2003]

After Powell’s speech: Media pundits in lockstep behind US war drive
[8 February 2003]

UN conceals Picasso’s “Guernica” for Powell’s presentation
[8 February 2003]

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