...I'm okay with being REALITY-based.

Tuesday, April 01, 2003
      ( 1:35 PM )

Q: Weren't may of the people involved in the current Iraq crisis involved in the Gulf War?
A: Indeed. Here's a now-and-then look:

Colin Powell: secretary of state. In 1991, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Dick Cheney: vice president. Then, defense secretary.

Donald Rumsfeld: defense secretary. Then, chairman and chief executive officer of General Instrument Corp.

Paul Wolfowitz: deputy defense secretary. Then, undersecretary of defense for policy.

Condoleeza Rice: national security adviser. Then, senior director of Soviet and East European affairs in the National Security Council.

George W. Bush: president. Then, managing general partner of baseball's Texas Rangers.

--distributed by Knight Ridder, read today in The Oregonian.

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