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  • Colin Powell: ‘Elements’ in GOP ‘Demonize People Who Don’t Look Like the Way They’d Like’

    02/07/2014 12:27:07 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 81 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Noah Rothman | February 7th, 2014
    Appearing on MSNBC, former Secretary of State Colin Powell savaged the Republican Party of which he says he is still a member for catering to “elements” that are overtly hostile to people of other races or nationalities. Powell told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that there are groups within the GOP who “demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look.” He added that, for this reason, he believes the GOP needs him more than the Democratic Party needs him. He said that even senior-level Republicans continue to make “statements about women” and “minorities” that make the party...
  • The Dependably Unfaithful Colin Powell

    08/05/2013 5:08:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 46 replies
    The American Thnker ^ | August 5, 2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State's sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell's besmirching of the Republican Party's "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Creţu. So it's safe to say...
  • Obama and Moderate Republicans See Conservatives as Common Enemy (You need to read this.)

    01/14/2013 1:20:59 PM PST · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 1-14-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let me tell you what I think, and I'm gonna tell you this in a balanced way -- a balanced and fair way. What I think is really going on here is our president, Barack Obama, if you'll note, really never talks about plans and proposals to solve problems. What he does is position his political opponents as the enemy. Everything he did today in the debt limit Q&A in his press conference, and even in the setup, was about the enemy. The Republicans are the enemy. He's not proposing solutions to anything. He's not interested in...
  • Obama’s new foreign and security team: Could Colin Powell be on it?

    11/08/2012 10:36:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/8/12 | Howard LaFranchi
    Washington Barack Obama’s reelection was barely sealed before some international voices began trumpeting how the president’s victory would mean a renewed American focus on foreign policy issues that languished during the campaign. President Obama could now revive the search for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, international Middle East envoy Tony Blair said. The US will be bolder now in pressing for a resolution of Syria’s deadly and dangerous civil war, some US allies, including Turkish officials, predicted. Have these foreign friends heard of the “fiscal cliff”? (Snip) Mr. Obama will no doubt be looking broadly to
  • Colin Powell: I Have 'No Problem' With Gay Marriage

    05/27/2012 3:53:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/24/12
    General Colin Powell said on Wednesday that he supports gay marriage, representing a turning point for the former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "I have no problem with it," Powell told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview. "In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that's called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country. And so I support the president's decision."
  • Powell: More Asked of Troops Now than in WWII

    (CBS) There are about 23 million people alive today who've served in the United States armed forces. On this Veteran's Day, the eleventh day of the eleventh month, originally marking the end of WW I, Americans honor all the military men and women who have given so much for our country. Earlier this week, "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith met with former Secretary of State and retired Gen. Colin Powell at Arlington National Cemetery. Smith says Powell's "eloquent words about veterans and what they've done for us were truly moving."
  • Armchaired by the distance of history

    05/25/2009 10:59:06 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies · 647+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-25-09 | Wordsmith
    Colin Powell is a Republican. It doesn't bother me as much as it grates on the nerves of a number of movement activists who feel a sense of betrayal. I certainly don't want Republicans like Powell as a leader of the GOP since moderates of his caliber do not embody the best of conservative ideology. But I do believe in not shrinking the party by purging it of RINO/CINO "infiltrators". The real story, however, is not the media sensationalism that wishes to egg on the Powell-Cheney-Rush bickering and GOP uncivil war. NewsBusters points out the real scoop from Powell's Face...
  • Caption Colin Powell

    10/20/2008 11:33:50 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 39 replies · 1,063+ views
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks during a taping of "Meet the Press" at NBC in Washington October 19, 2008. Republican John McCain's U.S. presidential campaign suffered a double blow on Sunday when Democratic rival Barack Obama won the support of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and announced he raised a record $150 million in September.
  • General Colin Powell speaks at the GOP national convention. (1996)

    10/20/2008 5:24:46 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 10 replies · 539+ views
    PBS ^ | Aug. 12, 1996 | Colin Powell
    My fellow Americans, my fellow Republicans. I am honored to be with you this evening. I am especially honored to be here with the distinguished Americans that you have just heard from. With President Gerald Ford, a man who at a time of national despair brought dignity and respect back to the presidency. And with President George Bush, who took us through the end of the Cold War and the defeat of communism. George Bush the statesman, George Bush the statesman and my boss who led us to a great victory in the Persian Gulf War. With Mrs. Nancy Reagan,...
  • Is Powell about to get off the fence? (Powell to Endorse McCain on Meet the Press)

    10/17/2008 10:41:10 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 337 replies · 13,957+ views
    boston.com ^ | OCT 18, 2008 | news.google.com
    Powell, who served as President Bush's secretary of state, is to appear on NBC's "Meet the Press," prompting some to suggest that he might use that platform to make the announcement.
  • GQ ICON: COLIN POWELL

    09/11/2007 9:33:56 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 6 replies · 428+ views
    GQ via Men.Style.com ^ | Sept. 11, 2007 | Walter Isaacson
    “I’m a former everything,” Colin Powell jokes as he relaxes in his office in Alexandria, just across the Potomac from Washington. Indeed, he is a former national-security adviser, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and former secretary of state. But before he was a former, he was a first: the first black to serve in any of those roles. And he may also, still, be a future. He turned 70 this year and makes a solid living these days giving speeches and serving on advisory boards, but he does not rule out a return to public service.
  • Powell ready to jump on Obama bandwagon

    06/16/2007 4:51:29 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 56 replies · 1,497+ views
    Telegraph.com ^ | 6/16/07 | Tim Shipman
    One has held high office in both the United States armed forces and President George W Bush's Republican administration. The other, a Democrat, is seeking to become America's first black president. Now Washington is buzzing with talk that Barack Obama, the candidate for the White House, and Colin Powell, the former general and secretary of state, may join forces. New alliance: Colin Powell, left, has served three Republican presidents, but he is now willing to throw his lot in with Democrat Barack Obama Last week, Mr Powell revealed that he has been advising the senator from Illinois on foreign policy...
  • What Colin Powell should really say.

    06/11/2007 6:40:44 AM PDT · by bu9418 · 213+ views
    markbureau.us ^ | 6.11.2007 | Mark Bureau
    Hearing Colin Powell making his rounds again, has me fuming... If he's gonna open his mouth, let me write his speech... June 11, 2007 Dear UN, Koffi Anan, Leaders of the Free World, Leaders of the Coalition of the Cohersed, Osama Bin Laden, Goat Farmer Al Zarwahiri, Abu Masab Al Zarkawi and his 72 Virgins, I am writing this letter of apology to the world for my flawed presentation of the pre-war intelligence that led to the ridiculously unwarrented ouster of President Saddam Hussein of Baghdad. I know now why you voted against this unjust war. Not only did it...
  • Colin Powell Gives Obama Foreign Policy Advice (RINO Traitor Alert!)

    06/10/2007 11:58:07 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 1,412+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/10/07 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has sought out former Secretary of State Colin Powell for advice on foreign policy matters. While Powell served in the administrations of two Republican presidents, he said Sunday it was too early in the 2008 race to say whether he would back the GOP nominee. "I'm going to support the best person that I can find who will lead this country for the eight years beginning in January of 2009," Powell said. Powell was secretary of state under President Bush and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman for the first President Bush. Powell said...
  • GMA Touts Environmentalist Who Boycotts Toilet Paper to Save the Planet

    05/10/2007 1:06:41 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 109 replies · 2,693+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 10 2007 | Scott Whitlock
    On Thursday’s "Good Morning America," the ABC program touted a liberal New Yorker who is so concerned about the environment that he refuses to use toilet paper. GMA devoted eight and a half minutes of the May 10 show to promoting the cause of Colin Beaven, a man who, in addition to his bathroom stance, refuses to buy anything in packaging, won’t use transportation, even elevators, and insists that all his food be grown within 250 miles. According to liberal weatherman Sam Champion, who admiringly recounted Mr. Beaven’s story, "The rules may seem a little extreme." A little? Co-anchor Diane...
  • The Plamegate Hall of Shame

    09/02/2006 7:23:23 AM PDT · by Laverne · 105 replies · 2,832+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09/11/2006, Volume 011, Issue 48 | Fred Barnes
    The rogues' gallery of those who acted badly in the CIA "leak" case turns out to be different from what the media led us to expect. Note that we put the word "leak" in quotation marks, because it's clear now there was no leak at all, just idle talk, and certainly no smear campaign against Joseph Wilson for criticizing President Bush's Iraq policy. It's as if a giant hoax were perpetrated on the country--by the media, by partisan opponents of the Bush administration, even by several Bush subordinates who betrayed the president and their White House colleagues. The hoax lingered...
  • On Incompetence:An International Relations Debacle:The UN Secretary-General's..(Must read alert)

    06/14/2006 11:16:20 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 2 replies · 854+ views
    AHEPAN Magazine (scanned hardcopy, no online version) ^ | winter 2005-2006 | Gregory R. Copley, President, International Strategic Studies Association
    book review ON INCOMPETENCE Gregory R. Copley, President, International Strategic Studies Association An International Relations Debacle: The UN Secretary-General's Mission of Good Offices in Cyprus 1999-2004, by Claire Palley. Oxford. UK. and Portland. Oregon, USA, 2005: Hart Publishing. ISBN: 1-84113-578-X. 395pp, illust., hardcover. $45. Rarely, in lives filled with books, is a vol- ume found which has the power to pro- foundly influence minds with the com- pelling weight and wisdom of its facts and arguments, and with the movingly restrained passion of its compilation. Claire Pal ley's work, An International Relations Debacle: The UN Secretary- General's Mission of Good...
  • Powell sees potential of Mideast peace

    02/19/2006 4:45:36 PM PST · by jamesm51 · 19 replies · 517+ views
    Santa Barbara News Press ^ | Feb 19, 2006 | MICHAEL TODD
    The Bush administration's first secretary of state revealed his fondest hope -- the wish he'd take if a genie offered him one -- before a Santa Barbara audience Friday night: a successful two-state solution in the Holy Land. "If I had one wish," Colin Powell said in an appearance sponsored by UCSB Arts & Lectures, "give me a Palestinian state living side by side in peace with an Israeli state." Before he left office in 2004, that wish looked imminent. A "road map to peace" had been worked out, and despite the continuing Palestinian resistance on the street -- and...
  • Another Racist Liberal Gets a Pass from MSM

    02/16/2006 5:19:39 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 979+ views
    Generation Why? ^ | February 16, 2006 | Jason
    Where is the outrage that was manufactured to run Rush Limbaugh off the air? Is it absent because Gumbel is allegedly black? So just picture for a moment, if you will, that you're watching SportsCenter tonight and Dan Patrick says, "The lack of whites in the NBA makes it look like a welfare office." Think that would get buried like Gumbel's comments? For what it's worth, maybe Gumbel should do some research on the emerging face of the GOP.
  • More young blacks ready to embrace GOP

    02/16/2006 5:27:39 PM PST · by george76 · 119 replies · 4,294+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 22, 2005 | Kaitlin Bell
    Some cast aside traditional loyalties... Adam Hunter, an ambitious law student with bright eyes, an easy smile, and plenty of charisma, seems practically destined for politics... a first-year law student at Howard University, a historically black campus with a long record of liberal activism. He has political ambitions of his own -- but not with the Democrats. Instead, Hunter, who as an undergraduate headed Howard's chapter of College Republicans, sees himself as part of a younger generation of African-Americans. He is ready to cast aside traditional loyalties to the Democratic Party and forge his own political identity. ''There's a lot...
  • (Colin) Powell Raps Europe On CIA Flights

    12/17/2005 4:56:23 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 515+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-17-2005
    Powell raps Europe on CIA flights Colin Powell dismissed the furore in Europe Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has indicated that Europeans are being disingenuous when they deny knowledge of the rendition of terror suspects. Mr Powell said the recently highlighted practice of moving people to places where they are not covered by US law was neither "new or unknown" to Europe. A number of countries where flights allegedly stopped have said they were unaware of their land being used. Talking to the BBC, Mr Powell also described his difficulties over Iraq. In an interview with Sir David Frost...
  • Colin Farell rejected by 70 year old

    MOVIE bad boy Colin Farrell tried to bed a 70-YEAR-OLD actress, it emerged last night. Dame Eileen Atkins says the 29-year-old Daredevil actor spent more than two hours trying to seduce her. The actress was asked on ITV1’s Loose Women about her sex life. She said: “I was doing a movie and three weeks before my 70th birthday, a simply stunningly gorgeous big film star came into my hotel room for sex without strings. “I spent 2½ hours saying ‘No’. “But it was pure bliss and it made me sail through my 70th birthday without a care in the world....
  • Anti-war Counter-protest, March 19 - 20, 2005

    02/20/2005 1:42:02 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 17 replies · 2,439+ views
    2/20/05 | RedFox
    Will there be an anti-war protest in Denver on March 19 and 20, 2005? - the anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom - If there will be, I am willing to plan a FR counter-protest for Saturday the 19th. The main thing I want to do is publically replay Colin Powell's U.N. presentation on Iraq from a 24 inch TV and loud speakers from my car. Any other demonstration ideas are welcome. Please write me at FR, or contact me from my web site www.conservativeimage.com to notify me that you would like to participate. If I don't get enough response, I'll...
  • U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell bids farewell to State Department

    01/19/2005 4:06:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 569+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/19/05
    Powell bids farewell to State Department Thursday January 20, 7:18 AM (Kyodo) _ U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said farewell to State Department employees Wednesday, thanking them for improved ties with China and other achievements but also acknowledged that North Korea's nuclear program is one of the unresolved issues in the past four years as the nation's top diplomat. Appearing before hundreds of personnel at a department ceremony with his wife Alma, the retired Army general and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, "You are wonderful patriots who serve your nation as its troops in the...
  • "She's IN!" CARTOON featuring Condoleezza Rice

    11/15/2004 9:57:23 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 29 replies · 3,315+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 11/16/2004 | IPWGOP
    She's IN!...President Bush will nominate Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as Secretary of State. This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Russia Rejects U.S. Criticism of Planned Reforms

    09/15/2004 12:15:42 AM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies · 451+ views
    Reuters ^ | 15SEP04 | Reuters
    ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia rejected on Wednesday U.S. criticism of sweeping political changes proposed by President Vladimir Putin, saying this was strictly Moscow's business. "First of all, the processes that are under way in Russia are our internal affair," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, referring to comments by Secretary of State Colin Powell. Lavrov, speaking in Kazakhstan on the sidelines of a meeting of ex-Soviet states, said Washington had no right to impose its own model of democracy on anyone else. "And it is at least strange that, while talking about a certain 'pulling back', as he (Powell) put it,...
  • US-European rift on Iran

    09/14/2004 6:47:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 483+ views
    A US-European rift surfaced today over how harshly to deal with Iran and its suspect nuclear program, with the Europeans ignoring American suggestions and circulating their own recommendations to other delegates at a key meeting of the UN atomic agency. Diplomats at a board of governors meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency had suggested earlier that the United States and the European Union were making progress in drafting common language for a resolution that would set a deadline for Iran to meet demands designed to dispel fears it was trying to make nuclear arms.But the latest draft, obtained...
  • Colin Powell Calls Sudanese Rampage “Genocide”

    09/09/2004 8:14:40 AM PDT · by forty_years · 6 replies · 568+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | September 9, 2004
    U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today, has called the Sudanese rampage against Black Africans a “genocide:” We concluded that genocide has been committed in Darfur and that the government of Sudan and the Janjaweed [Arab militia] bear responsibility and genocide may still be occurring. The Sudanese government has been sponsoring a campaign of mass rape, mass murder, forced relocations, and forced starvation against Black Africans in Darfur. The BBC today tried to spin the usual “the U.S. is damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t” argument today: Critics point out...
  • Russian FM To Israel: Chechnya No, Palestine and Iranian Nukes Yes

    09/08/2004 12:47:16 PM PDT · by familyop · 22 replies · 2,187+ views
    Truth News ^ | 8SEP04 | Ariel Natan Pasko
    "The Russians are coming...The Russians are coming..." Well, that could have been the headlines in Israeli newspapers until a few days ago, before Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov came to Israel. Now, after meeting with Israeli officials, the headlines could be, "Russian FM: Chechen Muslim terror evil, but justifies support for PLO Terror State and help for Iranian Nukes." The day before the Russian Foreign Minister came to Israel, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon phoned Russian President Vladimir Putin, to express his shock at the seizure of the Russian school in Beslan. Sharon told Putin that, "We must concentrate political and...
  • NAACP - Nonpartisan Branch of the Democratic Party

    07/16/2004 9:17:32 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 8 replies · 1,015+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | July 16, 2003 | Andrew Jaffee
    NAACP: Nonpartisan Branch of the Democratic Party By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 16, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms NAACP Chairman Julian Bond claims his organization is “nonpartisan” while at the same time using vitriolic rhetoric to attack the Bush administration. Why would President Bush wish to speak before the NAACP after the way in which they’ve treated him? Some claim Bush should swallow his pride and speak before the group in the interest of “outreach.” I would argue that Bush has already engaged in more outreach than any other administration in U.S. history: 2001: President George W. Bush appoints: Condoleezza Rice, Assistant...
  • Powell, N Korean minister hold talks

    07/03/2004 1:11:20 AM PDT · by familyop · 339+ views
    NUCLEAR IMPASSE: North Korea stressed after the 20-minute meeting that the two sides still did not trust each other, while the US assumed a more conciliatory tone US Secretary of State Colin Powell and North Korea's foreign minister discussed Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions yesterday, the highest-level bilateral meeting since a crisis over the North's atomic plans erupted almost two years ago.Powell and Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun held a 20-minute scheduled discussion over mineral water on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum security talks in Jakarta."The secretary said there was an opportunity for concrete progress," State Department spokesman Richard Boucher...
  • Cancer surgery for Colin Powell

    12/15/2003 7:18:39 AM PST · by em2vn · 1 replies · 175+ views
    PA Press ^ | 12-15-2003 | staff
    Cancer surgery for Colin Powell US Secretary of State Colin Powell has undergone surgery for prostate cancer, the State Department said. The brief statement made no comment on the extent of Mr Powell's cancer or his chances of full recovery. It was also unclear when the disease was diagnosed in the General.
  • The Arabists Among Us

    09/21/2003 6:45:59 AM PDT · by Salem · 18 replies · 3,030+ views
    The Jerusalem Connection ^ | August-September 2003 | Rev. Dr. James M. Hutchens, Editor
    The Arabists Among Us By James M. Hutchens ________________________________________ In 1995, a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year,” was Robert D. Kaplan’s The Arabists. It is a fascinating and insightful account of how the State Department of the United States government became, and remains, pro-Arab. Basically, it is a story of how, over the last two centuries, the children of missionaries to the Muslim world of the Middle East, have been pipelined through Ivy League schools into the State Department. Once embedded there, in the Office of Near Eastern Affairs, their love for the Arab peoples and culture...
  • Gotta See This!--Operation Infinite Freedom!--09-14-03

    09/14/2003 8:17:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 27 replies · 687+ views
    US Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites), right, meets Saeed Hussein Al-Sadr, a senior Iraqi Shiite cleric before private talks in Baghdad Sunday Sept. 14, 2003. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo) Anti-government demonstrators chant 'Down with President Jean-Bertrand Aristide!' as they wait to participate in an anti-government march in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003. The march drew thousands of opposition supporters who protested President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's government and clashed with a counter-demonstration in Haiti's second largest city. (AP Photo/Daniel Morel) Anti-government demonstrators carry a man who was hit by a rock thrown by pro-government demonstrators during...
  • Colin Powell takes no offense in Bravo's 'Queer Eye'

    08/29/2003 12:54:44 PM PDT · by Recourse · 20 replies · 289+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 29, 2003 | Bill Zwecker
    Powell takes no offense in Bravo's 'Queer Eye' August 29, 2003 BY BILL ZWECKER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Advertisement The widespread popularity of ''Queer Eye for the Straight Guy'' has certainly been the surprise of the summer. Even more surprising may be how widespread the ''Fab 5's'' reach is taking them. Word has it that none other than Secretary of State Colin Powell is amused and intrigued by the hit Bravo cable show. Don't know if we can actually call Powell a closet fan, but a good source reports the nation's chief diplomat TiVo's ''QE'' each week--so as not to miss an...
  • Halo or Horns? (Caption Colin)

    06/26/2003 1:15:15 PM PDT · by csvset · 14 replies · 286+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 26 june 2003
  • Caption This (Colin & Clinton)

    06/23/2003 2:16:59 AM PDT · by csvset · 19 replies · 211+ views
    Reuters ^ | 23 June 2003
  • Jack Kemp on Hannity and Colmes criticizing Newt for criticizing Colin Powell NOW!

    04/25/2003 6:15:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 136 replies · 263+ views
    Jack Kemp is on Hannity and Colmes critizing Newt Gingrich for criticizing Colin Powell. Jack claims that Newt's statement plays into the hands of Daschle. Jack thinks that Newt's opinion was poorly timed. Newt thinks that we should have been tougher with our diplomacy, and I see nothing wrong with that.
  • Caption Colin Powell

    03/31/2003 8:42:20 AM PST · by Alouette · 21 replies · 136+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Mar. 31, 2003 | AFP
  • Defiant Turkey to Move Into N. Iraq

    03/21/2003 9:33:17 PM PST · by ShotgunWillie · 7 replies · 230+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Copyright 2003 by United Press International.
    Earlier in the day, Secretary of State Colin Powell had told the pro-Islamic government in Ankara there was "no need" to send troops into Northern Iraq. U.S. diplomats said Powell had made the comment after all-night talks between U.S. and Turkish officials aimed at pressuring Ankara not to make the move, which had been authorized by the Turkish parliament Thursday. Gul said Turkey needed a military presence in Northern Iraq to avoid a repetition of the 1991 Gulf War when half a million refugees swarmed across the border. "We don't want to re-live the problem of 1991. Northern Iraq was...
  • Iraq could be nine years from nuclear capability: Powell

    09/08/2002 2:23:45 PM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies · 349+ views
    Yahoo News - France ^ | 2002 Sunday September 8, 8:12 PM | Editorial Staff
    Sunday September 8, 20:12 PM Iraq could be nine years from nuclear capability: Powell US Secretary of State Colin Powell has said that Iraq is intent on acquiring nuclear weapons but could take up to nine years to achieve its aim. "With respect to nuclear, we know that at the time of the (1991) Gulf War... they (Iraq) were further along than we had thought. And so you can debate whether it is one year, five years, six years or nine years (before they have the capability)," Powell told BBC television to be aired on Sunday. "The important point is...