Theodore R. Johnson

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The Paradox of Colin Powell

Ten years ago, in a townhouse near the White House, I was a somewhat star-struck young naval officer listening to Colin Powell talk about, of all things, squirrels. He was visiting with my class of White House fellows — Mr. Powell himself was the program’s most notable alum. He recounted an Oval Office meeting with President Ronald Reagan in 1988 where he sought the president’s advice on an interagency issue. Suddenly, an obviously uninterested Mr. Reagan interrupted him to point out that the squirrels in the Rose Garden were eating nuts the president had set out earlier in the morning.

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