Colin Powell was the Secretary of State. His job, his actions, his resignation -- its all political, and so it was closed. You may have been trying to hold a fruitful conversation about his resignation -- but not everyone is so well-behaved. So in order to avoid it blowing up -- the thread was put in the trash can by one of the other moderators.
I'm moving this to the JavaRanch forum. Please post your replies there. Thanks [ November 15, 2004: Message edited by: Jessica Sant ]