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Powell says Cheney taking 'cheap shots' in book
Associated Press ^ | Aug 28 , 2011 | AP

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bookreview; bush43; cheney; cheneybook; colinpowell; dickcheney; inmytime; lookwhostalking; rino
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Please recall how this 'Republican' vigorously supported Obama in 2008 . Please recall the role he had in calling off American response to Saddam after Gulf War 1 . And his own plethora of disloyal comments from 2004 onwards . This is certainly a case of the pot calling the kettle black .
1 posted on 08/28/2011 2:24:14 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Colin isn’t worthy to carry Cheney’s j-strap.


2 posted on 08/28/2011 2:26:24 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

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.


4 posted on 08/28/2011 2:28:06 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: LeoWindhorse

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.


5 posted on 08/28/2011 2:28:29 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
"This is certainly a case of the pot calling the kettle black mulatto. "
6 posted on 08/28/2011 2:28:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: LeoWindhorse

Translation: Race Card.


7 posted on 08/28/2011 2:29:17 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: LeoWindhorse

Just seeing the headline makes me want to buy Cheney’s book!


8 posted on 08/28/2011 2:30:42 PM PDT by Iluvpopcrn (Karen)
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To: Ann Archy

That’s the truth.


9 posted on 08/28/2011 2:31:14 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Never liked Powell...


10 posted on 08/28/2011 2:31:58 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Iluvpopcrn
Just seeing the headline makes me want to buy Cheney’s book!

As do I! About time someone called out this Obama loving racist jerk.

11 posted on 08/28/2011 2:34:11 PM PDT by Marathoner (Government schools = Marxist indoctrination centers)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Cheney said “Heads would roll” or something like that. Now, I am going to have to buy the book. Sounds too good.


12 posted on 08/28/2011 2:34:52 PM PDT by lahargis
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To: LeoWindhorse

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.


13 posted on 08/28/2011 2:35:14 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: LeoWindhorse

Didn’t he vote and support Bozo (Obama)?...need I say more?


15 posted on 08/28/2011 2:36:04 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: LeoWindhorse

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?


16 posted on 08/28/2011 2:36:08 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: LeoWindhorse

The affirmative action General took cheap shots at American culture constantly, so he should know what a cheap shot is.


17 posted on 08/28/2011 2:40:07 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: LeoWindhorse

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.


18 posted on 08/28/2011 2:40:07 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can.”- Perr)
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To: Soul Seeker
Colon was Bob Woodward’s anon source for the Gulf War book “The Commanders”
19 posted on 08/28/2011 2:42:57 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Powell never could take a punch.


20 posted on 08/28/2011 2:46:44 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West (this tagline under review))
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To: jerseyrocks
I wonder what Mr.Powell has in his past that he didn’t want to run for President or VP position

I suspect there is nothing other than the fact that he was a product of affirmative action............

21 posted on 08/28/2011 2:47:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: Ann Archy

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)


22 posted on 08/28/2011 2:48:34 PM PDT by wardaddy (I support Bachmann...or Palin should she enter...but I am not a Palin Harpy...know the difference)
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To: Perdogg

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 .


23 posted on 08/28/2011 2:49:59 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

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.


24 posted on 08/28/2011 2:50:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If the Tea Party was a bunch of Islamofascist "rebels", would the state run "media" like us too?)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Cheap shots?

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.


25 posted on 08/28/2011 2:51:07 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: jerseyrocks
...Since electing the first Black President was so important to him above his “principles”, why didn’t he run himself?

I think he was just enough smarter than his hero Hussein to realize he was incompetent.

26 posted on 08/28/2011 2:54:13 PM PDT by Zman516
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To: LeoWindhorse

What BS from Powell.


27 posted on 08/28/2011 2:56:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: wardaddy

>folks here have a Pavlov’s 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’.


28 posted on 08/28/2011 2:58:41 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: LeoWindhorse

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.


29 posted on 08/28/2011 3:00:40 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Fortunately, this flap serves two purposes. 1). Sells more Cheney books and 2) Exposes the nitwit Powell to more people as a nitwit.


30 posted on 08/28/2011 3:01:12 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

A-hole Powell supported Obama in 2008. Thanks LeoWindhorse.


31 posted on 08/28/2011 3:03:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: lahargis
“This book is gonna make a lot of people angry,” said NBC interviewer Jamie Gangel.

Cheney responded, “There are gonna be heads exploding all over Washington, Jamie.”

32 posted on 08/28/2011 3:04:35 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("And Resist! We MUCH!": The brilliant Al Sharpton)
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To: LeoWindhorse
Powell knows he's finished. He kissed Obama’s butt until he couldn't kiss it anymore and what great job did it get him with the administration? Nada. He's pretty much exiled to his rocker to sit and read all the negative things about himself that are true and his job is to jump up and shout, “That's not fair.” Sorry, the Colin Powell show has run it's course. Not missing this guy at all.
33 posted on 08/28/2011 3:04:58 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: doorgunner69
Powell long since outed himself as a political hack. What admiration I had for him at one time is long gone.

roger that

34 posted on 08/28/2011 3:05:06 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: jerseyrocks

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


35 posted on 08/28/2011 3:10:08 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: wardaddy

Wonder what happened to those folks? ;)


36 posted on 08/28/2011 3:11:11 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: wardaddy
He was damn sure well worshipped here once as yet another black great guy..like Condi and Watts and Steele

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.

37 posted on 08/28/2011 3:11:20 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!! Laz for President!)
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To: tanknetter

A REAL man doesn’t hide behind a WOMEN’S Skirts!


38 posted on 08/28/2011 3:12:22 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

An affirmative-action general who supports our affirmative-action president should be ignored.


39 posted on 08/28/2011 3:15:40 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: LeoWindhorse

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.


40 posted on 08/28/2011 3:17:38 PM PDT by casinva (If Rick Santorum kisses Romney while charging after Perry, I want my nice words about him back.)
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To: US Navy Vet

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).


41 posted on 08/28/2011 3:18:50 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: LeoWindhorse

Cheap shots. Unlike the cheap backstabbing Powell and Armitage did to Scooter Libby.


42 posted on 08/28/2011 3:19:32 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Notes from the Hobbitt hole. By Hezbollah Hobbitt.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

One of 3 political appointment mistakes Reagan made

1. Bush as VP running mate
2. Colon Powell
3. Sandra Day O’Connor


43 posted on 08/28/2011 3:26:10 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Outlaw Woman

Dang. I was way off. Thanks for the correction.


44 posted on 08/28/2011 3:36:41 PM PDT by lahargis
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To: uncbob

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.


45 posted on 08/28/2011 3:38:47 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: tanknetter

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?


46 posted on 08/28/2011 3:41:39 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: wardaddy

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.


47 posted on 08/28/2011 3:42:32 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: lahargis

I have it pre-ordered from Amazon.


48 posted on 08/28/2011 3:45:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: lahargis

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! :)


49 posted on 08/28/2011 3:45:23 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("And Resist! We MUCH!": The brilliant Al Sharpton)
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To: LeoWindhorse
And I present to everyone, the Honorable Gen Powell:


50 posted on 08/28/2011 3:50:03 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("And Resist! We MUCH!": The brilliant Al Sharpton)
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