The Financial Times gives us this great bit of high-level conversation:
Mr Bush recently asked Mr Powell for his view on the progress of the war. "We're losing," Mr Powell was quoted as saying. Mr Freeman said Mr Bush then asked the secretary of state to leave.
Powell is a career soldier who has seen war first-hand more than once. Powell was chairman of the joint chiefs. Bush failed at the oil business. He failed as a baseball team owner. And he failed to complete his draft-avoiding air national guard duty. And Bush tells him to get out of the room.
Now, more than ever, we need to read "The Emperor's New Clothes."