Friday, September 09, 2005

Oh Shit! Powell Is Going to Run For Office

An article in the NYT this morning (“Powell Calls His U.N. Speech a Lasting Blot on His Record”) shows Powell is in denial about what he knew and when he knew it. In an interview with Barbara Walters tonight at 10:00 (ABC), Powell says his speech in front of the UN was not only painful at the time, “it's painful now.” He felt “terrible”, Powell says, when he learned he’d been misled about the intelligence he had come to believe was true. It was “devastating”, he says, to learn later that some intelligence agents knew the information he had was unreliable but did not speak up. What a load of unmitigated tripe. When Powell was given the copy of the speech he was supposed to read before the UN, he said, “This is bullshit!” The speech was modified somewhat when he refused to read it as written. He knew at the time he would be telling a bunch of lies to the world in order to justify an unnecessary war. Colin Powell is gearing up to run for office and Barbara Walters is his first stop on the campaign trail. He is either going to try to grab the job that New Orleans ex-Mayor Marc Morial hinted was available on “Meet the Press” last Sunday--reconstruction and resettlement czar in NOLA, or he’s throwing his hat in the ring to run for President. But count on it. The man who sold out his country to kiss the ass of neocons in the Republican Party is getting ready to once again be the toady and gopher for far-right politicians in the GOP. Perhaps Colin Powell, like OJ Simpson and Scott Peterson, has talked himself into the fiction that he really didn’t do the horrible thing we all know he did do. If that’s the case, Colin Powell should be reminded every day of the monumental crime he committed. You lied us into a war, Colin Powell, and as of September 7th, 1895 American soldiers have died because of your lie.

1 comment:

Barry Schwartz said...

Yeah, he sucks, but is he any worse than the other 'Republicans' in Washington? Didn't they all help cover up the lies? Has any one of them wavered from blind party loyalty because of the Plame affair? Shouldn't every single one them, from Bush on down to 'Breckenridge' Chafee, be shown the way out?

Yeah, though, it would have been nice if Powell in particular had just disappeared. I just wanted an opportunity to point a finger at the rest of the bunch.