Tag Archives | Colin Powell

John Sununu: Shameful. You Need To Apologize

John Sununu, you need to apologize.  And you need to mean it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/john-sununu-colin-powell-endorsement_n_2020735.html That kind of rhetoric — whether you call it “political analysis” or “gut instinct” or anything else — has no place in our nation's dialogue today.   It's called racism.  Shameful. Let's not do this in the America of the 21st Century.  Let's […]

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Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan

Some more detail of the twenty year-old mentioned by Colin Powell yesterday, from his Arlington National Cemetery web notice: Khan went to Iraq after spending a year at Fort Lewis in Seattle. He came home for two weeks in September 2006 and was supposed to be home permanently last month, but his tour was extended […]

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Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama For President: A Class Act By A Longtime Republican

I was transfixed on Sunday morning watching former Secretary of State Colin Powell appearing on Meet The Press to endorse Barack Obama. It is an incredible and heartfelt endorsement. While endorsements often don’t matter much, I think this one will.  It was firm, clear, direct, honest, and hard-hitting. And Colin Powell made the endorsement in […]

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Penance

The chatter is that Colin Powell will express his support for Barack Obama tomorrow. Colin Powell’s presentation to the UN in the run-up to the Iraq war was one of the two reasons I lent my support to it.  Because of my error in judgment, and the ensuing shame, I doubt I will ever be […]

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“W” — A Movie You Will Want To See

I saw the movie “W” today.  I don’t hit too many movies at the theater — I wait for the DVDs or the network run, but I had to see this one as soon as I could. It’s a good movie, depending on how one defines “good.”  It’s irritating.  Boring for a minute or two […]

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Misled By Polls: About Iraq, The “Surge,” Hillary, And The Lessons Of History

This “surge” in Iraq isn’t working.  More lives are being lost every day.  We can’t let John McCain or the Republicans claim the Iraq War is turning out well, because it isn’t.  The longer we’re there, the only “surge” will be in lives lost.   One of the best votes in the New Hampshire State […]

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Colin Powell

Banging. My. Head. Against. A. Wall.     Repeatedly. “I won’t even wait until I’m inaugurated, but as soon as I’m elected I’m going to be asking distinguished Americans of both parties – people like Colin Powell, for example, and others – who can represent our country well, including someone I know very well,” Mrs. […]

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