Why Listen to Colin Powell, or Brokaw?

Not only did Powell lend his personal credibility to Bush at key moments – from the Florida recount battle to the Iraq War to Election 2004 – but a serious examination of his career would reveal a person who consistently has put his career ahead of his country’s best interests Full Story »

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James Canning
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by James Canning - Oct. 21, 2008

This report sets out some significant negatives in the background of Colin Powell, and offers strong support for the conclusion that Powell has put his own career and self-advancement ahead of anything else in his deliberations on important matters of policy. This fact has been well known for many years, by those who follow these things.

I was glad to see Powell endorse Obama, but his ambivalent statements about whether he opposed the invasion of Iraq really need to be explored further. In 2007, Powell claimed he strongly opposed the war, but now he argues he did not oppose the war. Perhaps Powell is trying to reinforce the position of Richard Holbrooke who supported the invasion of Iraq despite the obvious stupidity and recklessness of the action.

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