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The Washington Post: Powell Has Little to Show for Asia Trip; Secretary of State Failed to Win Support for U.S. Policy on Iraq, N. Korea
Secretary of State Colin Powell ended his lightning Asia trip having made little public progress in his efforts to rally support for U.S. strategy on North Korea or Iraq.
Powell reported that he sowed goodwill on his trip and smoothed out some discordant notes in the relationship with the new South Korean president, Roh Moo Hyun.
But he failed to win any visible pledges in South Korea, China or Japan to bolster Washington's hard line strategy with North Korea, or to support the administration's plans to invade Iraq.