Skip to comments.Woodward Hints at Powell as Next SecDef
Posted on 10/03/2010 8:46:27 AM PDT by Abathar
Legendary author and reporter Bob Woodward indicated that former JCS Chairman and Secretary of State Colin Powell might get the nod to replace Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense when Gates leaves in 2011.
Ive heard suggestions that [President Obama] might lean on Colin Powell, Woodward said to Military.com during an exclusive interview behind the release of Obamas Wars, his latest book. Obama needs some good news in this war, he added with the notion that persuading Powell to take the job would certainly be a good move in the eyes of most of the American public. Woodward also pointed out that the Powell Doctrine deals with the use of overwhelming force, which could mean Powells instincts might be to ask for even more troops in order to end the war faster and more definitively.
Obamas Wars is Woodwards latest look at the innermost workings in and around Washingtons halls of power, and the book gives some of the most detailed behind-the-scenes glimpses of the Obama White House to date.
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If Powell wants it he will almost certainly get it. It will almost as certainly be a disaster.
Zero trying to get Powell to take over his job as CIC, without the title. Is Powell really that stupid?
Yeah, everything else is just peaches and cream....sh!ts and giggles....when it comes to that JOTUS in the Oval Office.
I would not see this as a positive move.
No it would not be, probably be a disaster IMHO but since when has that ever been a deterrent to Obama?
Would not be surprised
Great! All we need is a yellow turn oat as Sec. of Defense!
Powell is such a hypocrite. He was coddled and brought along by Republicans when he really was nothing special, except an especially good boot-licker. Then he ingratiated himself with media by leaking all the time. He then endorses Bambi only because of race, when McCain was the kind of Republican Powell said the GOP should put forth as a candidate: moderate, works both sides of aisle, etc. McCain was also highly regarded by veterans as a POW. Powell’s aide Richard started the whole Valerie Plame blame game which got Scooter Libby jailed and tied down Rove for 2-3 years. Powell is just a POS and he does not deserve any further consideration. But of course so is Bambi, so Powell will probably drive the final nail into our country’s defense effort’s coffin with a smile on his and Bambi’s faces.
“Is Powell really that stupid?”
Sadly, I think maybe he is.
That would say more about Powell than it would about the person who claims to be President. I don’t know who, in their right mind, would want to be associated with that administration.
AA queen/gofer/functionary Colin Powell will not get appointed SecDef. In order for Obama to preserve some shreds of credibility with white voters in 2012, some older white guy (willing to play Obama’s stooge) like Gates will get the appointment
How about Togo West ?!?!?
Just in case you are wrong, and uhbama knows he owes a payback to the man without a core, and this happens, I feel sorry for our military and in turn, for all of us.
Is Powell really that stupid?>>>>>>>>
CP would lunge for this appointment. This is the collision point for vanity and lust for power and lust to be back in the game. The DC game that is
Gee I thought Wesley Clark would have been a shoo-in.
We need to increase our prayers for our military....seriously!
“No it would not be, probably be a disaster IMHO but since when has that ever been a deterrent to Obama?”
With Stroker, the pattern is that if it’s harmful to the country, he’ll run with it. SecDef Powell would be as huge a disaster as Robert McNamara in my humble but honest opinion.
Thus, he’ll do it.
He’s got to energize his base, too.
I was thinking the same thing, Clark is just the kind of a$$hole Obama would love to have there.
I would have thought of him as a good choice, experienced as he is, but since the Scooter Libby episode where he and Armitage lent themselves to Fitzgerald’s game (and let an innocent man take the fall knowingly) I’ve lost what respect I still had for him. The Libby episode was a character test that he and Armitage failed. At least Armitage spoke out in the end, after it was too late to help Libby. Powell never did.
For the best description yet of Colon Bowel, see the excellent post at #10.
Well said and exactly right. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Powell is a man without honor.