Colin Powell appeared this morning on MEET THE PRESS with Tom Brokaw and endorsed Barack Hussein Obama for the Presidency and made other problematic, and contradictory, statements.
Perhaps the U.S.A.’s War on Terror might have worked out considerably differently if Colin Powell had not gone before the U.S. Congress and sworn as to the presence of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, based upon intelligence he deemed reliable that he later recanted as unreliable. Or if Powell had not been Secretary of State, a point for history to determine if not currently being determined by history.
Powell this morning recanted something he calls “a Republican agenda” after he declared he hasn’t heard what any agenda is from McCain, the Republican candidate for the Presidency. Upon such stated reasoning, Powell declared that he’s endorsing Barack Obama for the Presidency.
There’s a lot to be said (and which should be questioned) about a man whose job description is to protect and defend the lives of others who can and does change his mind and positions based upon interpretations of critical information, but, it does not render the responsibilities along the way as cavalier, not when world conditions affecting the safety of billions of human beings is daily at stake.
So Powell emerging this morning as a full-on changeling on issues of national security (deeming, outrageously, “Obama…a transformational figure” without regard for national security and terrorism as it is proven to be compromised in the history and person of Barack Obama — as also his campaign underway), Powell emerging as apparently having surrendered his responsibilities in security and defense to something that appears to be emotionalism if not fantasy outright, is a big affront.
Moreover, among Powell’s statements this morning, the one that causes me the most concern is this:
Brokaw asked Powell if he’d “be interested in serving in a position with an Obama White House, say, as Ambassador to Africa or something like that.”
And Powell responded, that he’d “meet with any President (to discuss whatever) but that (he) (wasn’t) interested in ruling again.”
“…not interested in ruling again,” he said.
I apparently missed the episode in history wherein Colin Powell was a ruler in the U.S. or anywhere else. But Powell is declining “to rule again” at any future time, as if he ever has “ruled.”
I have always had my doubts about Colin Powell — me, here, as a voter and citizen, never been confident in Powell, his intentions, his abilties, his positions, what he was (assumed to be) doing in our nation’s service in areas of defense, but, him endorsing Barack Obama for the Presidency renders Powell somewhere around zero in my view as to any area of national security.
And it is about race, contrary to what Powell is foolishly trying to say today (he’s declaring his endorsement is “not about race,” yet, what IS it about, what with the full range of Powell’s preposterous statements about Obama). And why even declare that his endorsement is “not about race,” as in, who even raised that issue?
Those who have raised the issue of “racism” and attacked others by insinuating others “will”: Obama (and campaign) and now Powell.
After a pause, I’m writing more…
Powell is pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-affirmative action and pro-gay marriage, so he’s voting for Obama (who is all of that, also, in degrees of “pro” so evasively anti-“intellectual” as espoused by Obama and now by Powell that it requires any listener to suspend a critical perception and just go with the “hopeness” of any specifics as to what lies beneath, if, that is, you’re a follower).
Powell hasn’t met with Sarah Palin but he deems her not experienced enough to serve as President, should she as a V.P. need to assume that office; so Powell is voting for a man, Barack Obama, who has less experience than Sarah Palin. Palin, by the way, has executive experience while Obama has little to no experience in general other than running for the U.S. Presidency.
Oh, Obama also wrote a review of Bill Ayers’ book, way back in 1997, even though as recently as a few months ago, Obama maintained he didn’t know Ayers, maybe he knew Ayers but only as a guy in the neighborhood, maybe he knew the guy but not about the guy’s background, or…
Now we know that Obama not only knew Ayers, he reviewed a book by Ayers in 1997 (zombietime.com writes about this, complete with documentation), he still knows Bill Ayers and Ayers’ terrorist wife, Obama shared an office with Ayers years ago but not so long ago to be part of any Obama-blackout mental problems from Obama’s drug years in Hawaii and New York…it becomes difficult to remain tolerant to any degree of reservation about Barack Obama’s many lies, “distortions” and falsehoods because they continue to be discovered.
But Powell endorses him, just days after Fidel Castro endorsed Obama, again. A curious meeting of peers.
And, Obama has now purged all references of Obama’s opposition to The Surge from his deceitful website, making it less embarrassing for Colin Powell to now be endorsing Obama, if not less compromising as to who Powell is now revealed to be: intellectually not credible.
Michelle Malkin has a great column about some of this.