for far more reasons than this, I always had a respect for Powell. He was the only member of the original Bush cabinet that I liked and despite being the guy sent to make the case for Iraq (which I honestly think he was tricked into doing) I really thought was one of the few class acts in the GOP.
Also: McCain used to be one of those folks, but obviously has chosen the low road in a "I'm about to die anyway" kind of way. I'll stop replying to myself now.
Entirely possible that McCain was never one of those folks.
This public reasonableness goes a long way to making me forget his part in selling the Iraq War. Contrasting his calm, adult discussion of how our public discourse has gone off the rails with McCain and Palin's increasing nonsensical attacks on Obama (which seem at this point almost more like buzzword bingo) makes me long for a return of grown-ups to the airwaves.
He didn't "sell the Iraq War." He "did his duty." Sometimes that is necessary, for the morale and safety of the people who are going to war no matter what he says. He was against the war until he was called to serve. You can't just condemn your men with negativity when nothing you do can change anything. If anything, he was being very prescient. He also genuinely attempted to get the rest of the world involved. It never ceases to amaze me how secretly happy it makes certain people that Americans are dying there, and that Iraqis are suffering more.
It's like being able to say I told you so is the height of their lives.
WELL MCCAIN HAS HENRY KISSINGER'S ENDORSEMENT
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If McCain wants to make history, he should concede right now.
Unfortunately, this retired general doesn't have the power to keep elections from being rigged.
Keep it up and your soul might just be redeemed despite the whole Iraq thing.
I want to give Powell a big ol' hug.
THERE it is! Finally someone's saying it!
Taxes are a form of wealth redistribution? Crazy.
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Next on the McCain campaign: Colin Powell was a black panther!
I used to respect Colin Powell as a fellow brotha, but this move is pretty low. He's supporting Obama because he's concerned with the "black points" he's lost by being in the Bush administration. It may sound like a good Idea Colin, but you forget that Obama isn't even black.
If you want to get your black points back make a rap video or something, but use your head. Don't support Obama he's gonna tax away all your cheddar.
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