Skip to comments.Powell says Cheney taking 'cheap shots' in book
Posted on 08/28/2011 2:24:12 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday dismissed as "cheap shots" the criticism leveled at him and others in Vice President Dick Cheney's memoir.
It was the latest volley in a clash that stretches back to their first years in the George W. Bush administration.
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Colin isn’t worthy to carry Cheney’s j-strap.
Powell long since outed himself as a political hack. What admiration I had for him at one time is long gone. Too bad he could not keep his mouth shut.
Hmmm...an American Patriot vs. a racist. Yeah, I’ll side with VP Cheney.
FUCP! I have more respect for what gets flushed down my toilet than you.
Translation: Race Card.
Just seeing the headline makes me want to buy Cheney’s book!
That’s the truth.
Never liked Powell...
As do I! About time someone called out this Obama loving racist jerk.
Cheney said “Heads would roll” or something like that. Now, I am going to have to buy the book. Sounds too good.
Colin, if you’re getting cheap-shotted at will by a guy with an battery-powered internal heart pump...you need to retire from public life before you embarrass yourself any further.
Didn’t he vote and support Bozo (Obama)?...need I say more?
I wonder what Mr.Powell has in his past that he didn’t want to run for President or VP position? Since electing the first Black President was so important to him above his “principles”, why didn’t he run himself?
The affirmative action General took cheap shots at American culture constantly, so he should know what a cheap shot is.
Awwwww...maybe Cheney should be more like Colin. Take cheap shots cowardly through anonymous quotes. Wasn’t Powell famous for his leaks and despicable shots sent to friendly liberal writers while a part of the Bush administration.
Powell never could take a punch.
I suspect there is nothing other than the fact that he was a product of affirmative action............
He was damn sure well worshipped here once as yet another black great guy..like Condi and Watts and Steele
folks here have a Pavlov’s dog reaction to anything black that has the slightest scent of non liberal
when folks like myself talk reality check...we get the racist finger pointing reaction
now tell me...who was right?
truth ain’t never racist but it might make ya squirm
(you as rhetorical)
let’s all be sure and buy mr. Cheney’s book .
Make it a best seller .
He deserves our support . It’s the least we can do .
Give him a decent retirement and help defer some of his med bills .
I’m still PO’d at Powell for calling us off before we finished the job in Gulf War I. We were on a roll. Things would have been a lot different if he had let us finish the job.
Every one of those “shots” cost dearly when they were being fired in the first place.
But the survivors get to write the history books.
And Dick Cheney is, af anything, a survivor.
I think he was just enough smarter than his hero Hussein to realize he was incompetent.
What BS from Powell.
>folks here have a Pavlovs dog reaction to anything black that has the slightest scent of non liberal<
Ya’ got it. The ole’ liberal-conservative WHITE GUILT still prevalent amongst Freepers.
Look what that recently got us: Michael Steele. Look closely and you’ll see Freepers still describing them as “African Americans’.
Kinda like the cheap shots Powell gave GW by spouting-off in public regarding of GWs policies... Powell can eat, (sounds like “it”), as far as I’m concerned.
Fortunately, this flap serves two purposes. 1). Sells more Cheney books and 2) Exposes the nitwit Powell to more people as a nitwit.
A-hole Powell supported Obama in 2008. Thanks LeoWindhorse.
Cheney responded, There are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington, Jamie.
In fairness, Powell didn’t run because his wife Alma wouldn’t go along with it. That’s been established for almost 20 years now, people should leave him alone on that issue
Wonder what happened to those folks? ;)
It isn't just blacks. Remember when Karl (Turd Blossom) Rove could do no wrong?
Some folks here have never figured out that when you put certain people high up on pedestals, they'll exploit the opportunity to piss on you.
A REAL man doesn’t hide behind a WOMEN’S Skirts!
An affirmative-action general who supports our affirmative-action president should be ignored.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention!
I wasn’t really planning on buying Cheney’s book but after this insightful thread (read your first post and then read down before I posted), I am going to go get it and read it.
atta boy, now you’re talking my language, but i like to think it’s because he didn’t want the whole world to know he wears a skirt and would be serving politicians coffee had it not been for RACISM (affirmative action).
Cheap shots. Unlike the cheap backstabbing Powell and Armitage did to Scooter Libby.
One of 3 political appointment mistakes Reagan made
1. Bush as VP running mate
2. Colon Powell
3. Sandra Day O’Connor
Dang. I was way off. Thanks for the correction.
Colin Powell made the same mistake every Conservative turned Socialists makes.
He cares more about what the Washington media establishment thinks about him then his own convictions. All it takes is a book and a few cocktail parties and you are hooked.
Doesn’t matter if you are a general or a child from Cuba.
Hold on here, when public figures open the mouth they become fair game. I think your comment even adds more suspicion to the question. If your spouse knew something was so important to you why wouldn’t they want you to not only have a dream but fulfill it? They don’t Sarah Palin off the hook why should Powell be any different?
To be fair, no matter the color or gender, every ‘conservative of the moment’ eventually gets torn to shreds here at FR.
Except Sarah Palin, of course. Her endorsement of John McLame was out of “loyalty”, no matter how destructive McLame as been to this country as a US senator. I’m not sure why you chose to focus on color of skin, because if Reagan were running this year, there would be FReepers ripping him to shreds while still holding a candle for Sarah Palin.
I have it pre-ordered from Amazon.
Well you didn’t say that’s what he said, you said ‘something like that’...I wasn’t correcting you just showing what he did say. It was on a thread the other nite.
That statement alone should make it a best seller right out of the gate! :)