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  •  "Mostly Colin Powell" (8+ / 0-)

    Who went on to destroy his career, his credibility, and his humanity by lying to the United Nations. Frankly, I think we should send Colin Powell a bill for that.

    What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

    by commonmass on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 05:13:32 PM PST

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    •  Totally agree. (3+ / 0-)
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      commonmass, Jay C, SherwoodB

      As recently as this past year, Powell could have regained some small shred of integrity and honor with an abject apology for his performance in the run up to Bush/Cheney's illegal invasion of Iraq. But he evidently couldn't do it.

      It's tragic, because Powell was legitimately one of a relative handful of Vietnam-era officers who hung in there through some very dark times in the mid to late 1970s (rampant drug abuse, broken and outdated equipment, terrible morale....) and rebuilt the U.S. Army into a kick-ass combat force.

      And he pissed his reputation away permanently with that little test tube performance for the U.N.

      •  Indeed. My BIL to be is a gulf war vet. (1+ / 0-)
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        He knows that I protested against it in a foreign country like they alleged Clinton to have done with Viet Nam. He'd agree with you, I think. What that war did to my BIL....and then he was there a second time...

        What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

        by commonmass on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 05:50:27 PM PST

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