I agree with Blackstone. While not perfect (who is?), I think Gen. Powell (ret) is an honorable man. He was still wearing his soldier hat, or at least "charging the hill" as ordered when he read the information handed to him.
I do not believe that those who wrote that piece, and assembled and chose the intel that went into it, acted honorably or without influence. There were enough doubts cast at the time, notwithstanding Joe Wilson, that I would call that very shoddy work at best.....manipulative at worst. I don't know where the truth lies, but I think its somewhere between those two.
Any person subject to this chapter who--
(1) violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation;shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
(2) having knowledge of any other lawful order issued by any member of the armed forces, which it is his duty to obey, fails to obey the order; or
(3) is derelict in the performance of his duties;