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Posted on 10/19/2008 6:15:39 AM PDT by GoMonster
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I’ll bet that almost of them in this list has done more in the military than Powell. Enough of him already. He doesn’t deserve the space that’s being wasted on him here.
BTW , not on that list is the endorsement of one Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf , one I would proudly boast about if I were McCain. In fact, drag him out of the mothballs for an appearance to counteract the Powell endorsement.
Secretary of Defense, most likely.
I've thought for a long time if Obammy gets elected we'll almost certainly get hit by mooselimb terrorists again sometime early next year. I truly hope Powell realizes what he just did in bringing that to fruition.....
Taguba is retired in Hawaii. Last I heard, he was kicking himself for not speaking out more forcefully about so-called ‘military atrocities.’ He is very popular in Hawaii among Kool-aid drinking Flips (Filipinos, it’s OK...it’s an endearing term to most...I won’t be offended if you use it). He is another product of America’s AFFIRMATIVE ACTION insanity. (Yes, don’t believe it, there are isolated cases of that, and it’s overwhelmingly occuring in the U.S. Army because of the way it develops/selects/trains its non-West Point educated officers).
Powell was always just a lawn general.
Et tu, Colin?
Caesar was stabbed, in the end, by one of his closest and most loyal friends, Brutus. And George Bush was betrayed throughout the course of the entire Fitzgerald inquisition by his one time friend and close confidant, Colin Powell, who knew all along the involvement of Richard Armitage, and chose to keep quiet. Loyalty runs between many extremes.
With Colin Powell, as with Mr. Armitage, loyalty has finally gone the way of the Model-T. And sadly, Mr. Powell's damage will be enshrined forever by the left in what appears to be their longest running hit piece of modern times. Et tu, Colin?
That’s the last straw with Powell, he used his military career for his own personal gain.
I often wonder how many of our other “leaders” and journalists are getting $ from the Saudis.
Powell is either a liar or an idiot. It is disturbing to think that a former four star general is a bald faced liar but it is impossible that he's an idiot. There is no alternative explanation for a statement like that. Powell is a liar and his motivation must be racism.
I just posted elsewhere that a solid premise is an auspicious way to begin an argument. By the same token an outrageous fallacy is also a very telling way to begin an argument. Everything that follows will be pure garbage.
I know most people get scared / upset when they see images of people falling from the WTC. I say one less elitist New York liberal. They are the Obama-terrorists that will destroy this country.
Why feel bad for liberals who would pal around with that terrorist Obama? Have we all forgotten what we do with traitors in this country? Do you feel bad for all the terrorists killed in Iraq?
Obama will destroy this country. His supporters want to give him the power to do that. Therefore, it’s pretty clear what we need to do.
That is an unusually sick and uninformed POV. Thanks for sharing.
As prominent a Republican official as Powell probably wouldn't jump ship under most circumstances. A Baker or Scowcroft probably wouldn't.
So race is most likely a factor in Powell's decision, but not the only one. If someone with Colin Powell's views had been a private citizen he might have jumped over before this, White or Black.
I think it is ignorant to jock sniff a horrible liberal president
he set the stage...if he were decent it would be Huckabee vs Clinton
I have to add my dos centavos.
First of all, not breaking news. The surprise would be if he endorsed McCain. However, per my new tagline, he was a member of THIS Republican administration and when he resigned as SECSTATE, he commenced to “tell tales out of school.” Not a sign of good character in my opinion, and in the view of many others.
And, at this time, he could have kept his choice of candidates to himself.
He’s just another affirmative action nobody raised up to phony prominence. He and Scott McLellan belong in the Hall of Shame.
I think he’s an idiot who is lying to himself, so he doesn’t mind lying to others.
What a piece of work.
Oh, did you also see how he takes offense that the McCain campaign linked O’Bammy with Ayers? And, that we bring up the muslim connection?
Powell not only declared his vote, he’s running interference for the O’Bammy campaign. To each his own, eh?
Not only was Powell one of the top officials in THIS current R. administration, but Powell helped greatly in putting us in the current war in Iraq. SO, now we have the bizarre spectacle of one of the officials who helped to put us into Iraq turning on John McCain, who more than just about anyone has seen and urged the correct course for VICTORY there. Great way to support the troops, General Powell.
We have the bizarre spectacle of Powell endorsing Obama, the guy who more than just about anyone has sought to undermine and wreck the war effort. Now, just when victory is in our grasp, Powell supports the guy who wanted to wreck the war effort all along, and Powell undermines the guy who saw and boldly led the way to victory.
Truly a very strange record for a retired General and supposed man of honor. Gee, maybe race has something to do with it?
You nailed it, buddy. What a puke. And I don’t say that often, but I am livid at Colin’s huffery and puffery this morning.
One of their tacks is to be crybabies about how mean the McCain campaign is being to their boy, how McCain “belittles” O’Bammy.
Really, how can you belittle someone that arrogant?
Powell wont take Responsibility!
Powell is just like Obama, never take Responsibility for Screwups!
Just wondering if Powell is also a member of Reverend Wrights’ Trinity U.C.C. Congregation!
I suspected as much back in August, when Kristol tried to smoke Powell out on endorsing Obama. It's too bad that story became one of whether Powell would speak at the D. convention, which probably never was in the cards.
I would not be surprised if Powell privately pledged his support to Obama a long time ago, and the campaign team has simply been waiting for what they judged to be the most effective moment to roll out the endorsement. That's how it generally goes with political endorsements - the campaign team asks the endorser to wait until the moment judged most useful to the campaign.
Correct, my friend, he was commander of ground forces in the Gulf War.
Then, because he was not included “in the loop” by Cheney and Bush to the degree he would have liked in planning for the current Iraq engagement, he became jealous and turned on them once he stepped down as SECSTATE.
Well, I wonder what Condi has to say about her mentor? Will she follow suit?
Most important of all, your point that we have a former General giving our troops over to the likes of O’Bammy as their CIC, makes my head spin. And it makes me wonder how sincerely military and certainly patriotic, Powell EVER was.
Maybe he is an idiot. He certainly didn’t arrive at this view through intelligence. I didn’t see his complaints about mentioning Ayers. If it was in this video I missed it. I could only stomach about a minute and a half. How do people who live their life being responsible and reap the rewards of that still believe it is OK for others to intentionally live as victims? I don’t get it.
Maybe he’s been under cover all the time and going to push Islam with his “boy.”
No, I didn’t catch it but I have a hunch after watching him this a.m.
Sorry, gotta go, paying for online time here.
I just wanta say if Bush and Rove hadn’t made their play for the hispanic vote by allowing unprecedented flood of illegals, we wouldn’t be in this mess re the election or the economy. That’s just between you and me:o).
I won’t tell another soul. ;^)
Are there any bridges left that CP hasnt burned ?
Obama is for ripping little babies to pieces, in the name of "choice" and "convenience".
Colon is for ripping little babies to pieces, in the name of "choice" and "convenience".
"You can easily judge a man's character by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." The unborn cannot vote. Angry, post-abortive women and the men who knocked them up can. Birds of a feather...
“Powell said that as he watched McCain, the Republican was a little unsure as to how to deal with the economic problems that we were having, and almost every day, there was a different approach to the problem, and that concerned me, sensing that he didn’t have a complete grasp of the economic problems that we had.”
Powell makes no sense. McCain is the one who first proposed to suspend campaigning to work out solution. Obama came along to see if he could be effective.
I didn’t see the interview but did Brokaw take issue with Powell’s crticism of Palin’s lack of experience, and how Powell was able to reconcile Obama’s lack of experence, and Obama is the one actually running?
Powell is looking to exorcise some demons and what he believes is 4,000 american soldier deaths on his watch, due to his UN speech.
It is all about jumping aboard the race bus for an “electrifying” possibility of a psuedo black man (with 1/2 Kenyan blood) who engaged in political carpetbagging in Chicago, to emerge from the Land of Abraham Lincoln. I’m sure in some liberal corners such a story is almost biblical in its portrayal.
Did someone catch what was more important to the african american community between a the character of a presidential candidate and the economy? Character was way low on the totem pole. It’s not about whether you get caught getting yours,...it’s about getting yours.
I have NEVER been to a blog site that was full of so many retarded backwards (most likely inbred )racist , ignorant people and I wouldn’t have believed it had I not stumbled across it. I don’t normally go on the internet to insult anyone but you people take the cake. I feel sorry for your children.
Enjoy your new taxes, f’tard. Tell me about your children in the re-education camps, we’ll have time to kill when we’re unemployed.
I’m glad someone in this campaign cycle got an endorsement from a member of the Bush administration.
>> Colin Powell has seen the evils of communism first hand. He would never endorse someone who plans to spread the wealth, communist style. <<
I guess he let his desire to be part of the “hood” override his judgement.
You’re wrong about Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf..I have him on tape telling us why going to Baghdad in ‘91 would’ve been a big mistake..he used the words “dinosaur in a tarpit”..which sorta sounds like where we’re at now.
You think we’re getting our money’s worth over there?
My mistake then on Norm wanting to finish the job. We should have done it then and saved the world a bunch of hurt. I think the cost of freedom is incalculable. If I were in charge there would have been some REAL shock and awe...not the politically correct crap that was executed so the USA wouldn’t look bad...PC got some of our men killed over there.
Fallujah would have been flattened after giving a 24 hour warning. Then a couple of MOAB’s later, the bulldozers would have leveled out the sand heaps...NEXT!
Powell is a nothing piece of crap.