pure gold

October, 2008

I’ll always struggle to forgive him for being a Republican, but these 7 minutes, 25 seconds were simply stunning

8 Responses to “pure gold”

  1. 1 vitaminlover
    November 30, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    General Powell doesn’t say much but when he does…well… look out! I like him.

  2. 2 EDP4BHO
    November 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Chipsticks, I feel the same as you. It was a very defining moment, but his record of mishandling a tragic chapter in modern warfare to me is unforgivable.

    • November 30, 2010 at 10:38 pm

      Absolutely EDP4BHO, I’ll never forget his appearance before the UN when he abysmally droned on about Iraq’s (non-existent) weapons of mass destruction, for as long as he lives his reputation will never recover from that – and he contributed to the deaths of thousands of innocent Americans and Iraqis. And it is really hard to separate that Colin Powell from the man in this video, but his comments about the Muslim solider almost made me forgive him for everything – they were just so brave (in the climate of anti-Muslim hate), honest and principled.

    • 5 Thro67
      December 1, 2010 at 12:50 am

      I’m with you – he crossed over into dark, evil territory when he sold the Iraq lies, and cost millions of people their lives. I appreciate his words for then-Candidate Obama, but he will never remove the stain of shame for what he was a party to with the other war criminals.

      • 6 Kelly
        December 1, 2010 at 10:35 am

        I wasn’t following politics much back then so you are probably right. But from what I have seen of the disgusting Republican party, my sixth sense tells me the General was set up. He was used by the Dick Cheneys and the Karl Roves of America. Then again (shoot me) but I also think court appointed, ex Pres. George Bush was also nothing more than a puppet, all my anger is at the Dick Cheney’s etc.

        • 7 dannie22
          December 1, 2010 at 11:09 am

          I kind of agree with you Kelly. I think that Cheney held something over on Powell or even threatened his family. Cheney seems evil like that. We’ll never the true story for many years.

          • 8 Thro67
            December 1, 2010 at 2:00 pm

            In the middle of last year Colin Powell spoke out against the ugliness being exhibited by the Republican party, and Cheney said he would prefer to have Rush Limbaugh (a drop-out drug addict) than General Powell (a war hero) in his party. Limbaugh said that Powell had more loyalty to his race than to his party. Powell responded by saying that he belongs to the party and no-one was going to chase him out, and that the Republican party was about to emerge from the wilderness. That finalized my disgust for his values at that moment.

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