posted on Dec, 15 2003 @ 06:26 PM
Just a little update for you people...
Powell cancer surgery 'a success'
US Secretary of State Colin
Mr Powell is one of the Bush administration's most familiar faces
Powell's prostate cancer surgery has gone well, the State Department says.
Spokesman Richard Boucher said doctors had "localised" the cancer and a full recovery was expected.
The operation was performed at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Mr Powell's is expected to stay there for several days. The State Department said his workload would be reduced during his recovery.
Mr Powell spent the day before the operation in telephone talks with foreign ministers around the world on the capture of Saddam Hussein. The top US
diplomat since January 2001, Mr Powell is a familiar figure on the world's diplomatic stage and has a distinguished military background.
There had been no hint that the secretary of state was unwell, BBC Washington correspondent Jon Leyne reports.
Only a couple of weeks ago he was on a gruelling tour of Europe and North Africa and, in typical style, he visited three countries on one day.
Although Mr Powell is 66, our correspondent notes, he gets up at 0530 every morning and works out on an exercise bike.
Yes, he's fine folks!
Source: BBC News