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To: Former MSM Viewer
What is Colin Powell's problem?

He has had an axe to grind against the Republican party since he was shown the door from the Secretary of State position after Bush was reelected in 2004. Powell feels he was unfairly made a scapegoat when the war in Iraq went south. Since then he has done anything in his power to undermine the Republican party including endorsing Obama twice. So basically, he is a petty backstabber out for revenge.

15 posted on 01/15/2013 6:31:27 AM PST by apillar
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To: apillar

“He has had an axe to grind against the Republican party since he was shown the door from the Secretary of State position after Bush was reelected in 2004.”

I have to agree.

“ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2004, eight days after the president he served was elected to a second term, Secretary of State Colin Powell received a telephone call from the White House at his State Department office. The caller was not President Bush but Chief of Staff Andrew Card, and he got right to the point.”

“The president himself made no contact with Powell after Card’s call. For two days, the only person at the State Department Powell told about it was his deputy and friend of decades, Richard Armitage. Powell dropped off his resignation letter, as instructed, after typing it himself on his home computer. (The White House later pointed out a typo and sent it back to be redone.) Loath to reveal either surprise or insult, he used the letter to claim the decision to leave as his own.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/27/AR2006092700106.html

Armitage tendered his resignation on November 16, 2004, the day after Powell announced his resignation as Secretary of State.

Interesting. Still... I wonder why why Bush didn’t call Powell himself. Powell served under Reagan, HW and W.


26 posted on 01/15/2013 7:07:04 AM PST by ILS21R (Everything is a conspiracy. No? You're living in one.)
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