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Colin Powell offers strong defense of Chuck Hagel's nomination
LATimes ^ | January 13, 2013 | Don Lee

Posted on 01/13/2013 4:23:41 PM PST by South40

WASHINGTON -- Retired Gen. Colin Powell offered a vigorous defense of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as the next Defense secretary, even as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee added questions about Hagel’s temperament to lawmakers’ other concerns about the nominee, particularly his position on Israel.

Powell, former secretary of State to President George W. Bush and a widely respected member of the GOP, had voiced strong support for Hagel shortly after President Obama named the former Nebraska senator as his choice to replace Leon E. Panetta. On Sunday, Powell spelled out further why he regards Hagel as “superbly qualified” for the job.

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Yet another reason why Hagel should not be confirmed.
1 posted on 01/13/2013 4:23:45 PM PST by South40
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To: South40

Shut up, RINO


2 posted on 01/13/2013 4:26:05 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: South40

This clown still flappin’ his yap; wrong on just about everything. If not everything.


3 posted on 01/13/2013 4:27:51 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: patriot08

Make that COLON Powell, and you KNOW what they’re full of.


4 posted on 01/13/2013 4:28:00 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: South40

Well, there you go - I’M convinced!


5 posted on 01/13/2013 4:28:57 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: South40

Oh of course Hagel is qualified..after all, he hates the Jews, just like Obama, and just like Powell, who associates with the likes of Farrakhan


6 posted on 01/13/2013 4:29:41 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: South40
Colon is a sockpuppet, but he also makes a good windsock.

He points in whatever direction the Lefty wind is blowing.

Which means the correct course of action is in the opposite direction.

7 posted on 01/13/2013 4:29:41 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: South40
Yep...Colin Powell killed his credibility in 2008 when he stated that Obummer Hussein’s muslim ties should not matter...And today on MSN he pardons Hillary...
8 posted on 01/13/2013 4:30:26 PM PST by SisterK (Freedom to Fascism. Aaron Russo)
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To: South40

The man is such a major disappointment. What a waste!


9 posted on 01/13/2013 4:32:08 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: South40

I was beyond shocked when I saw Powell and Farrakhan together. What a viper. What a Benedict Arnold.


10 posted on 01/13/2013 4:32:08 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: South40

He’s the guy that stated the Captain Obvious doctrine.

“The US should go to war only as a last resort and then only with overwhelming force.”

Duh duh duh.


11 posted on 01/13/2013 4:32:25 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: South40

Who cares what Token thinks? He doesn’t have a vote.


12 posted on 01/13/2013 4:32:28 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: South40
Some one owns Colin Powell.
Perhaps it's Soros or perhaps it's some Middle East influence, but he is owned.
13 posted on 01/13/2013 4:32:31 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Oh of course Hagel is qualified..after all, he hates the Jews, just like Obama, and just like Powell, who associates with the likes of Farrakhan

An astute observation. Powell is just another Jew-hating libtard. I can't believe I once respected the man.

14 posted on 01/13/2013 4:33:39 PM PST by South40
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To: South40

My rule of thumb...if Colon Bowel supports it I know that it’s harmful to this nation as well as to me and my family.It’s time to recognize that he no longer even *pretends* to be a Republican.


15 posted on 01/13/2013 4:35:08 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: South40

My rule of thumb...if Colon Bowel supports it I know that it’s harmful to this nation as well as to me and my family.It’s time to recognize that he no longer even *pretends* to be a Republican.


16 posted on 01/13/2013 4:35:25 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: South40

Who?.....


17 posted on 01/13/2013 4:38:10 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: South40

Powell isn’t even a Republican, he is a progressive libtard..anyone that can be buddy buddy with Farrakhan says it all..and calling the Republican party “Racist” because of the “Shuck and Jive” comment is RIDICULOUS because Jay Carney used the exact same phrase a year ago..guess it wasn’t racist when Commie Carney said it


18 posted on 01/13/2013 4:39:26 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rdcbn
Some one owns Colin Powell.

No,he's never been a Republican.For some time he used the Party to advance himself but no longer feels it necessary to do so....thus,the Hagel endorsement as well as *two* endorsements of Osama Obama (the first one *might* have been explainable but *not* the second)

19 posted on 01/13/2013 4:40:07 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: South40

Powell needs to spend his time figuring out if his gardeners are illegal aliens and learn hip-hop moves....
Go AWAY!!!


20 posted on 01/13/2013 4:43:15 PM PST by matginzac
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To: South40

This pathetic poseur certainly gets his share of face time. He has been widely mistaken for someone whose opinion matters.


21 posted on 01/13/2013 4:44:09 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: South40
... a widely respected member of the GOP

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

maybe in LA LA Land

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL


22 posted on 01/13/2013 4:46:03 PM PST by Optimist
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To: South40

Gee, but the article informs us that Colin is a “widely-respected member of the GOP”... (Hahaha!). (Ps: its blatant falsification for leftist political agendae tn the socalled “news reporting” that’s why this huge monopoly media outlet is spiraling downwards. People eventually wake. Up to the propaganda and reject it.


23 posted on 01/13/2013 4:46:58 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: South40

Whatever credibility Powell ever had, has long since disappeared.


24 posted on 01/13/2013 4:48:23 PM PST by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: South40

Hagel has an anger management problem.


25 posted on 01/13/2013 4:48:51 PM PST by Rapscallion (Obama is America's first tyrant....president in name only - PINO)
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To: South40
Colon Bowel & the 'wind' from my nether regions...
One make a sound as relevant as the other...
26 posted on 01/13/2013 4:48:58 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: South40

This Colon cancer needs to be excised from the GOP.


27 posted on 01/13/2013 4:51:10 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; an EMP confined to DC would be much appreciated)
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To: faithhopecharity

It is curious how Obama destroys everything he touches. Colin Powell used to be a respected member of the GOP, but that was before he voted for Obama the first time. Now Powell has thrown away the last bit of credibility that he had with Republicans and the Democrats will never trust him.
He has nothing left. Obama scores again.


28 posted on 01/13/2013 4:54:16 PM PST by Essie
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To: South40
Top of the page on Breitbart is Powell saying "GOP Looks Down on Minorities".

Haven't read it yet, but I wasn't surprised to see the LAT's headline take.

29 posted on 01/13/2013 4:56:24 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: South40

In 1996, I drove a half hour to San Bernardino for a book signing of MY AMERICAN JOURNEY. That sucker is now going on ebay.


30 posted on 01/13/2013 4:57:07 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: South40

Strongly disgusting, that is.


31 posted on 01/13/2013 4:57:58 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Essie
More from the widely respected member of the GOP:

"Powell defends Clinton on Benghazi: ‘You can’t keep everything from happening’"
Former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell defended current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's handling of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying it could've happened under anyone's watch. "I think she's had a distinguished record,"

32 posted on 01/13/2013 5:05:04 PM PST by Optimist
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To: South40
not only is he an embarrassment to the GOP. He's an embarrassment to himself. You think someone in his family would put a rope on him and shut him up already
33 posted on 01/13/2013 5:08:40 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: matginzac

he’s become a useful idiot of the MSM


34 posted on 01/13/2013 5:11:32 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: 45semi

Ugh.

And to think up until now, I actually was partly in support of Chuck Hagel.

Guess that’s history.


35 posted on 01/13/2013 5:11:32 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: South40

Just curious: has Colin Powell expressed publicly any anti-Israel sentiments?


36 posted on 01/13/2013 5:13:11 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: doug from upland

I can understand that. And to think how much I had wished he had run for President at one time. Seems a long long time ago.


37 posted on 01/13/2013 5:19:00 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: South40
>> Colin Powell offers strong defense of Chuck Hagel's nomination <<

In other words, one closet Democrat offers strong defense of another closet Democrat.

>> I was beyond shocked when I saw Powell and Farrakhan together. What a viper. What a Benedict Arnold. <<

I wasn't. I never trusted Colin to begin with. Can't really compare him to Benedict Arnold either, Arnold was a very effective American general until he switched sides. Colin is more along the lines of Fidel Castro or the Muslim Brotherhood.

38 posted on 01/13/2013 5:21:26 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Essie
>> Colin Powell used to be a respected member of the GOP <<

Maybe by the mainstream media. I never respected him, and thought it was a bad choice when Bush selected him as Secretary of State. I think he only tapped him for the job to appease the mainstream media drooling over the thought of "President Powell"

39 posted on 01/13/2013 5:24:36 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: South40

Gen. Powell has no credibility about anything; I think he just another Libra.


40 posted on 01/13/2013 5:29:35 PM PST by dhuynh73 (Reagan Country)
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To: South40

Colon Swine.

Another polished turd fit to be tarred, feathered and railed. And then flogged.


41 posted on 01/13/2013 5:30:15 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: South40

The name Colin...is so fitting.....


42 posted on 01/13/2013 5:41:31 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: South40

I offer my arse to colostomy bowel to kiss.

LLS


43 posted on 01/13/2013 5:44:21 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: South40

Hagel is no more qualified for Sec of Defense than Colin Bowel was when he was promoted to any officer rank he ever held. I can vividly remember him jumping over about 200 more senior officers to become Chairman of the JCS. He was and always has been the face of affirmative action, in and out of the US military. Him stabbing the republican party (without republicans he would have retired a Lt Col at best) and coming out and having the unmitigated gall to say Obama was more qualified to be commander in chief than John McCain, then Romney, should tell anyone this is a man of no integrity whatsover.


44 posted on 01/13/2013 5:47:16 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: South40

What else would expect Powell has played the role of a brother from another mother to the point he is no longer relevant.


45 posted on 01/13/2013 5:49:33 PM PST by OldGoatCPO
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46 posted on 01/13/2013 5:55:31 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: patriot08

Colon Bowel is a Rat Traitor...

It is no supprise he would endorse a Scumbag Like hagel

Colon Bowel also is making excuses for the Rat Hag Hillary

They are all Enemies of Freedom.


47 posted on 01/13/2013 5:57:01 PM PST by LtKerst
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To: paul51

A willing useful idiot...


48 posted on 01/13/2013 6:09:24 PM PST by matginzac
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To: South40

Colin’s name was about 3 feet to short. It should have been A-hole.


49 posted on 01/13/2013 6:15:49 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: South40

He would.


50 posted on 01/13/2013 6:24:33 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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