Fox News is reporting that Colin Powell is resigning as Secretary of State. He announced this at a staff meeting this morning. He will remain in his post until he is replaced by Bush. Expected announcement from Bush later.
There may be updates.
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Update: (6:51AM PST)
Fox News has their story link up now.
Secretary of State Colin Powell announced his resignation to his staff during their Monday morning meeting, a State Department source told FOX News.
President Bush is expected to make the official announcement. The source suggested that Powell is likely to stay in place until a replacement is confirmed.
Several people have been named as a replacement, including Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. FOX News contributor and former ambassador Mark Ginsberg said Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz may also want the job, but could face trouble getting confirmed because of the troubles in Iraq that he takes the blame for. Sen. Richard Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is also a darkhorse for the job, Ginsberg said.
Who do you think it will be?
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It's Condolesa Rice per Australian Channel 7 a couple or hours ago dated Nov. 16 (for tomorow). They could fool us but we are taking a chance and reporting it (per them, not us).
Posted by: Hyscience on November 15, 2004 07:13 PM