To that I say, not so fast Mr Powell, the time to come clean has long passed. In fact, the window of truth-telling time for you ended when the first US soldier was killed in Iraq.
This admission proves that Colin knew the truth and could have stopped the freight train long before it made it to Iraq.
Picture this. The day before Congress is to vote on the resolution, Colin Powell, the only Bush administration official with any hands-on experience with war, schedules a public news conference on all the major television networks, and says:
Think about that for a minute. And then think about how many members of Congress would have voted differently if Colin Powell had stepped up to the plate.
But no, he just kept right on lying. For whatever reason, it matters not.
"That was a big mistake, " Colin said. "It should never have been in the speech."
"I didn 't need Wilson to tell me that there wasn 't a Niger connection," he told Mr Sheer.
"He didn 't tell us anything we didn 't already know," Colin said. "I never believed it."
When Mr Sheer asked why Bush played up the nuclear threat, he responded like a little kid tattling on another kid to save his own butt, and pointed the finger at the Vice President. "That was all Cheney, " he said.
That dog won't hunt. The fact is, of the liars who worked the hardest at selling the case for war, Colin Powell holds the title for giving the longest sales pitch on record when it comes to the nuclear threat, and for that matter, for all WMDs in general.
"My colleagues," he told the world on live TV, "every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources."
"These are not assertions," he continued.