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Blackadar
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« on: October 18, 2008, 02:10:42 AM »

Rumor is (as reported by a number of news organizations, including Newsweek) that Colin Powell (a Republican) will endorse Obama this Sunday.  For someone like me, who would have probably voted for Powell if he had run for President, this is big news.  He's simply been right about virtually every foreign policy issue since the Gulf War. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 02:42:55 AM »

Powell is one of the very few Republicans I would vote for in a heartbeat. This will be a nice endorsement for Obama if he gets it.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2008, 05:09:31 AM »

Quote from: Blackadar on October 18, 2008, 02:10:42 AM

He's simply been right about virtually every foreign policy issue since the Gulf War. 

Well except for when he testified before the U.N. that Iraq had WMD's and that military action was justified.  I'd respect him a lot more if he'd resigned rather than follow Bush/Cheney.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2008, 11:47:39 AM »

Quote from: warning on October 18, 2008, 05:09:31 AM

Quote from: Blackadar on October 18, 2008, 02:10:42 AM

He's simply been right about virtually every foreign policy issue since the Gulf War. 

Well except for when he testified before the U.N. that Iraq had WMD's and that military action was justified.  I'd respect him a lot more if he'd resigned rather than follow Bush/Cheney.

Well, he did resign after finding out that he was lied to about the information he presented.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/08/19/powell.un/
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-09-08-powell-iraq_x.htm
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008, 09:34:37 PM »

I would highly recommend reading the book "Hubris".  You would find out just how hard Colin Powell tried to make sure the CIA was giving him verified and reliable intel for that speech.  He was straight out lied to...directly to his face.  He knows they sold his honor so they could sell lies.  Before anyone responds that is up for debate I recommend reading the book and doing some research.  The book is not some Anne Coulter opinion piece based on no facts.

i am amazed at the restraint Powell has shown since being used so blatantly.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008, 11:14:30 PM »

Quote from: Jaddison on October 21, 2008, 09:34:37 PM


i am amazed at the restraint Powell has shown since being used so blatantly.

He knows how to play the game for sure. Rather than imploding he basically took it in stride and is known across the board as a -very- respectable individual operating at a level where that kind of reputation cannot be bought.

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