“Fucking Crazies”

“FUCKING CRAZIES”….Oh boy! Another new book! This one, called The Accidental American: Tony Blair and the Presidency, says that Colin Powell had some unkind things to say last year about his colleagues in the Bush administration:

A furious row has broken out over claims in a new book by BBC broadcaster James Naughtie that US Secretary of State Colin Powell described neo-conservatives in the Bush administration as ‘fucking crazies’ during the build-up to war in Iraq.

Powell’s extraordinary outburst is alleged to have taken place during a telephone conversation with Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. The two became close friends during the intense negotiations in the summer of 2002 to build an international coalition for intervention via the United Nations. The ‘crazies’ are said to be Vice-President Dick Cheney, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy, Paul Wolfowitz.

Needless to say, Powell and Straw both deny the conversation. The book is scheduled for release next week.