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  • Bernie Sanders rolls out video casting Trump as threat to Jews. Four-minute spot includes Democratic primary candidate speaking about Jewish pride and outreach director accusing president of being a white nationalist.

    01/26/2020 6:10:37 AM PST · by karpov · 83 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | January 26, 2020 | Ron Kampeas
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders launched a campaign video highlighting his Jewish identity and casting President Donald Trump as part of the white nationalist threat. The four-minute video posted Thursday night on Sanders’ Twitter feed, interpolates excerpts from Sanders’ speech last year to J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group, with commentary by Joel Rubin, the campaign’s Jewish outreach director. It starts with Sanders’ declaration of pride in being Jewish. “I’m very proud to be Jewish and look forward to becoming the first Jewish president in the history of this country,” Sanders says. During his 2016 run for...
  • ‘It wouldn’t have worked’: Colin Powell balked at telling George W. Bush not to invade Iraq

    01/15/2020 6:47:03 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 01/14/2020 | Joel Gehrke
    When President George W. Bush asked Colin Powell if the United States should invade Iraq in 2003 and overthrow dictator Saddam Hussein, the secretary of state and former general refused to give a straight answer. “I didn’t say to him, ‘I oppose this war,’” Powell says in a book published today about U.S. foreign policy after the Cold War. “Because it wouldn’t have worked.” That admission sheds light on Bush’s decision to launch the war that defined his presidency. Powell acknowledged his muted opposition in James Mann’s new book, The Great Rift, an account of how Powell’s rivalry with Vice...
  • Condi Rice responds to report Trump called her a 'bitch' in 2006 : 'Can't wait until November 9!'

    10/18/2016 6:38:19 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 94 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | October 18, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski and Chris Massie
    (CNN)Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice responded Tuesday to a resurfaced report from 2006 that Donald Trump called her a "bitch" in a speech, telling CNN's KFile in an email that she "can't wait until November 9!" "Condoleezza Rice, she's a lovely woman, but I think she's a bitch," Trump said in a speech at the Learning Annex in 2006, according to a story in the New York Daily News covering the event. "She goes around to other countries and other nations, negotiates with their leaders, comes back and nothing ever happens." Trump's comments were first resurfaced by Deadspin on...
  • Condi Rice rules out being Trump’s VP

    06/17/2016 7:36:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 17, 2016 | Olivier Knox, Chief Washington Correspondent
    Condoleezza Rice, who served George W. Bush as national security adviser and then secretary of state, has zero interest in being Donald Trump’s running mate, her chief of staff said Friday. “Dr. Rice has repeatedly said in past cycles as well as this one, she’s not interested in being vice president,” Georgia Godfrey told Yahoo News in a statement. “She’s happy at Stanford and plans to stay.” Rice will also stay away from Cleveland, where Republicans are expected to anoint the volatile entrepreneur as their candidate. “She does not plan to go to the convention,” Godfrey said. Since President Bush...
  • Condi Rice: it’s time to discuss what 2nd Amendment ‘means in the modern world’

    02/23/2018 6:54:51 PM PST · by Pelham · 154 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-23-2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that it’s time to discuss what the Second Amendment “means in the modern world” in light of last week’s mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Ms. Rice, who served under President George W. Bush, said that while the Second Amendment remains “indivisible,” she doesn’t think civilians should have access to guns like the AR-15, which was used by 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz to fatally shoot 17 students and teachers on Valentine’s Day. “I think it is time to have a conversation about what the right to bear arms means in the modern world,”...
  • Draft Condi?: In Poll, Only Rice beats Hillary Clinton (43-40%)

    04/23/2015 3:08:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 23 2015 AST | Paul Bedard -Washington Secrets
    In what would be a first-ever race pitting former secretaries of state, only Condoleezza Rice would beat Hillary Rodham Clinton in Iowa, according to a new poll that could put fire under a languishing "Draft Condi" movement. A new Townhall/Gravis Marketing poll found that Rice would beat Clinton in the state as every other Republican loses to the first Democrat to officially announce her candidacy. Condoleezza Rice and her successor at State, Hillary Clinton. In the poll, Rice would beat Clinton 43 percent to 40 percent, taking evangelical Protestants, Catholics and voters under 50 years old. "What this tells me...
  • 'My party is full of racists': Former Colin Powell aide blasts GOP after . . . .

    10/26/2012 11:25:38 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 63 replies
    UK Dailymail ^ | 27 October 2012 | Sam Adams and Snejana Farberov
    'My party is full of racists': Former Colin Powell aide blasts GOP after Romney adviser says ex-Secretary of State is only supporting Obama because he's black -Retired Colonel John Wilkerson is a Republican who served as General Colin Powell's chief of staff -John Sununu claims Mr Powell is supporting the President's election campaign because of their shared race -Says the former US Secretary of State - who is African American - did not make decision based on policy -Poll show race for White House is racially divided with Obama supported by 80% of black and Hispanic voters but just 37%...
  • Kristol: With Trump betraying Kurds and tweeting America First, will anyone resign in protest?

    10/07/2019 4:01:50 PM PDT · by rintintin · 68 replies
    Bill Kristol Twitter ^ | Oct 7 2019 | Bill Kristol
    With the betrayal of the Kurds and Trump's full-on America First tweet storm this morning, is there a single principled internationalist, a single believer in American global leadership somewhere in the Trump Administration who will resign in protest?
  • Ted Cruz, McCaul blast Trump for unleashing Turkey against Syria’s Kurds ...

    10/07/2019 6:21:59 PM PDT · by rintintin · 109 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Oct 7 2019 | Todd. J Gilman
    President Donald Trump's staunchest allies voiced outrage Monday after he suddenly declared that U.S. troops would allow Turkey to attack Syrian Kurds who have fought as U.S. allies for years to tamp down the Islamic State. The president later threatened to destroy the economy of Turkey, a NATO member, if it goes too far against the Kurds. But that did little to mollify concerns overseas or in Congress after Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw troops and get them out of the way of Turkish forces. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said it would be "disgraceful if we sat...
  • McConnell among Republicans criticizing Trump's Syria decision

    10/07/2019 3:16:40 PM PDT · by rintintin · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 7 2019 | Alex Rogers
    Top Republicans in Congress -- including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- criticized President Donald Trump over his decision to remove US troops from northern Syria as Turkey plans a military offensive there. McConnell urged Trump to reverse his move, saying "a precipitous withdrawal of US forces from Syria would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime."
  • Pat Robertson ‘Appalled’ By Trump:(trunc)... May Lose ‘The Mandate of Heaven’ Over Syria

    10/07/2019 12:50:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 95 replies
    MediaIte ^ | October 7th, 2019 | By Ken Meyer
    Televangelist Pat Robertson has joined the chorus of conservative critics lambasting President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. forces out of Northern Syria — endangering America’s Kurdish allies. Trump was slammed by many of his usual defenders on Monday after the White House announced the U.S. will allow for a Turkish military operation in the war-torn region. Trump argued in a statement that Turkey will assume responsibility for all ISIS fighters captured in the region, many of whom were detained by Kurdish forces allied with America. The Turkish government views these Kurdish militias as terrorists — despite the U.S. supporting...
  • Mitt Romney: Trump’s Syria Withdrawal a ‘Betrayal’ of Kurds

    10/07/2019 11:33:19 AM PDT · by rintintin · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 7 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Monday condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops in northern Syria, stating the move is a “betrayal” of the Kurds. “The President’s decision to abandon our Kurd allies in the face of an assault by Turkey is a betrayal. It says that America is an unreliable ally; it facilitates ISIS resurgence; and it presages another humanitarian disaster,” Romney, a frequent Trump critic, wrote on Twitter.
  • Trump allies blast decision to withdraw troops from Syria

    10/07/2019 10:10:16 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 106 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/7/19 | Dylan Stableford
    Graham said that he and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., plan to introduce “veto-proof” bipartisan sanctions that will call for Turkey’s suspension from NATO if it invades Syria and attacks Kurdish forces. “This decision to abandon our Kurdish allies and turn Syria over to Russia, Iran, & Turkey will put every radical Islamist on steroids,” Graham added. “Shot in the arm to the bad guys. Devastating for the good guys.” Nikki Haley, Trump’s former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was unequivocal in her criticism. We must always have the backs of our allies, if we expect them to have...
  • ‘Foreign Policy is in Shambles’: Colin Powell Unloads on Trump and the Republican Party

    10/07/2019 9:17:51 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 103 replies
    M ^ | Oct 6th, 2019 | Charlie Nash
    Former Secretary of State and retired four-star U.S. Army General Colin Powell described foreign policy under President Donald Trump as “in shambles,” in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Sunday. “I was a Republican who was Ronald Reagan’s National Security Advisor. I was a Republican who worked for George Herbert Walker Bush, and worked for George W. Bush. I’m a moderate Republican who believes that we should have strong foreign policy, strong defense policy, that we have to look out for our people, and we ought to work hard to making sure we’re one country and one team,” Powell declared....
  • How to lose friends and alienate people: Richard Holbrooke was a past master

    05/12/2019 11:14:42 AM PDT · by billorites · 14 replies
    Spectator ^ | May 11, 2019 | Jonathan Powell
    You may ask yourself, is it worth one of the best American non-fiction writers producing a book of just under 600 pages on an arrogant and abrasive egotist whose highest sustained rank in the State Department was that of a lowly assistant secretary? The answer is unabashedly yes. This is a remarkable work about a remarkable, if deeply flawed, statesman whose career was intimately intertwined with the 50 years of American decline from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Nearly all biographies have long, boring stretches you want to skip. This one has none. The access to Richard Holbrooke’s papers and to the...
  • Omar slams U.S. war in Iraq on anniversary of invasion

    03/20/2019 11:25:12 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/20/19 | John Bowden
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) issued a barrage of criticism about the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 on Wednesday, which marked the 16th anniversary of the start of one of America's longest-running armed conflicts. In a series of tweets, the Minnesota congresswoman labeled the George W. Bush administration's invasion of Iraq "illegal" and called for those involved in the explanation and lead up to the war to be held accountable. "16 years ago the U.S. illegally invaded Iraq, leaving a trail of destruction and lives lost," Omar tweeted. "4,496 U.S. troops lost their lives. 100,000+ Iraqi civilians [were] killed." "We...
  • Colin Powell says he doesn’t hire illegal immigrants (hmmm?)

    09/20/2010 11:59:00 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/20/10 | Liz Goodwin
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has clarified his recent remarks on immigration policy, saying he does not hire illegal immigrants to do repairs on his home. The onetime secretary of state for George W. Bush waded into one of the most contentious culture-war issues of 2010 during an appearance Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press"  -- the latest in a series of dissensions from conservative orthodoxy that have prompted some of his former GOP colleagues to question his party allegiance. "I don't hire illegal immigrants," Powell said in a statement Monday.
  • Cuomo at Ellis Island: This is the place where Fred Trump came to America

    01/01/2019 10:07:10 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/01/19 | Niv Elis
    Casting himself as a key opposing figure to President Trump, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo invoked the name of Trump's immigrant grandfather in a Tuesday speech at Ellis Island. "This is the harbor where Fredrick Trump arrived from Germany, and whose grandson would become President of the United States," Cuomo said at his third inaugural address, rattling off a list of dignitaries whose parents and grandparents came through the island, including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Vice President Mike Pence. "This is not a faded memory of yesterday, but rather a shining beacon...
  • Obama Had a Secret Plan in Case Trump Rejected 2016 Election Results

    10/10/2018 2:33:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies
    Obama Had a Secret Plan in Case Trump Rejected 2016 Election Results By Mattathias Schwartz In October 2016, senior staff in the Obama White House discussed what they should do if Hillary Clinton won the November election and Donald Trump refused to accept the result as legitimate. They had cause to be worried. At that time, Trump had openly speculated that the election might be “rigged.” During his final debate with Clinton on October 19, he said that his opponent “should never have been allowed to run” and declined to answer the question of whether he would concede. “I’ll keep...
  • Trumpism is winning, and that's terrifying

    10/08/2018 12:58:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 8, 2018 | Michael D'Antonio
    To many, Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the US Supreme Court is not just a victory for President Donald Trump, but for Trumpism at large. And it is this fact that unsettles so much of the nation. Trump's presidency is marked not by political ideology but by personality. As former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, told CNN's Fareed Zakaria, "We the people" has been replaced by "me the president." This Trumpian way of operating values winning over decency and power over unity. It is also a force that has proven to be both effective and infectious, and its malevolence...