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.
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.
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 ?!?!?
Gee I thought Wesley Clark would have been a shoo-in.
We need to increase our prayers for our military....seriously!
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.