Mr. Powell has resisted that position [military action w/o Security Council approval] for months. Sounding tougher today than he has, he said on the PBS program "The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer" that the question was whether to allow Iraq "a few more weeks, a few more months" to comply when it was clear already that it would never do so.
"Frankly," he added, "there are some nations in the world who would like simply to turn away from this problem, pretend it isn't there."
Mr. Powell then cupped his hand to his mouth and appeared to cough “frogs” and “surrender monkeys.”
Well, that last part was mine.