- Feb 5, 2006
I don't buy it. He was playing good soldier when he was no longer a soldier, he was a civilian. His loyalty should have been to America, not GWB. He used his reputation to sell us some BS justifications for a war. You don't get to use your reputation to sell people on a lie and retain it at the same time.Originally posted by: Perry404
I dunno...I still have a great deal of respect for Colin Powell/ There is no doubt that he made some huge mistakes but I believe he himself was convinced of the lies by the CIA and the army of shrewd political analysts at the pentagon & Whitehouse. They did doctor the intel in a big way and they used Colin Powell because they knew that he was a person of character and he would be the best person to convince the international community.Originally posted by: senseamp
He lied to get this country into war, even though he knew it was a mistake. He had neither honesty, integrity, nor character when it counted.Sure Powell made some mistakes but at least he is a man of Honesty, integrity and character.
I think when it came right down to it Powell had doubts but he knuckled down and followed orders like a good soldier. Was that a mistake? I think so but the entities within this government are cunning & powerful and not to be underestimated(and I'm not referring to Bush himself).
I cannot however bring myself to disrespect Powell.
I think Powell has done more for our nation than McCain ever did or will.
Would I vote for him today? probably not yet I'd rate him higher than the big three currently in the race.
He is either a fool, a weakling, or a liar. Either way, I have no respect left for him.