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How is Susan Rice's mistake worse than Colin Powell's?

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The Sun's editorial regarding President Barack Obama's possible choice of Susan Rice for secretary of state is on the mark ("Obama's conundrum," Nov. 30). Why should one statement destroy the reputation and credibility of a hardworking government official?

This may be the time to recall that famous appearance of Colin Powell at the United Nations when he confirmed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. His information was supplied by a Bush administration that conjured up the lie so that such weapons would offer them an excuse to pursue the horrible war that drained our armed forces and national wealth.

Did that destroy everything the man did during his service to this country? Republicans take note!

Sidney M. Levy, Baltimore

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