:: 11.17.2003 ::
Colin Powell is On Drugs
Powell described his killer schedule in an interview Thursday with Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed, a reporter for a London-based Saudi newspaper.
This gem is from the Washington Post, full transcript (thanks Leslie) is here. Spotted on Tom Tomorrow's blog; poster Bob Harris noted:
"So do you use sleeping tablets to organize yourself?" Al-Rashed asked.
"Yes. Well, I wouldn't call them that," Powell said. "They're a wonderful medication -- not medication. How would you call it? They're called Ambien, which is very good. You don't use Ambien? Everybody here uses Ambien."
Ambien's common side effects include daytime drowsiness, dizziness, and changes in thinking and behavior. Less common but reported side effects include confusion, emotional instability, and an exaggerated feeling of well-being.
Ambien addiction is also more likely among people who have been dependent on alcohol and can cause amnesia.
Gee. Sound like anybody we know?
And can you freakin' imagine the firestorm if somebody in the Clinton administration had gushed about a drug like this in the middle of a war?
:: Deb 3:53 PM :: permalink ::
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