A Very Global Event

| February 25, 2002

A Very Global Event, Tarek Atia, CairoNews
The youth who questioned Colin Powell on MTV's program 'Be Heard' tell CairoNews how they felt about Powell and his answers. Seif Hegazi, 19, who asked Powell about America's role in the deaths of thousands of Iraqi children, said he still feels that the people of a country should not pay for the mistakes of their leaders. Powell's answers were typical, writes reporter Tarek Atia. Though the secretary of state seemed involved and forthright, much of his rhetoric seemed canned. '...a lot of his answers to the tough questions being asked by youth around the world were picture-perfect samples of diplo-speak,' Atia writes, 'where the questioner, though perhaps unsatisfied with the response, quickly realizes that he is facing a very capable and polite brick wall.'
--Sara Buckwitz
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In case you missed the MTV Global Forum between Colin Powell and young people around the world, Here's the complete transcript:
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