This morning, news outlets reported that former Secretary of State Powell told an audience at Purdue University yesterday that he “supported President Bush’s decision to send more U.S. troops to Iraq.” But ThinkProgress followed up with Powell’s office and confirmed that these reports were wrong. Powell has never indicated support for escalation.
Dan Shaw, who wrote the original story for the Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier, has corrected his original story. Below, the original and corrected versions side-by-side:
Though the new article does not acknowledge the original error, the reporter says a correction will run in tomorrow’s paper.