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  • Colin Powell Gives His Opinion...It's 'We the People, not Me the President.'

    It would be a great idea to listen to him instead of blindly following a corrupt president.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartandhp

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    ormer Secretary of State Colin Powell unleashed on the Republican Party and White House officials for enabling President Trump and allowing United States foreign policy to devolve into "shambles."

    Speaking with CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, the retire four-star general explained that he considers himself a Republican but has seen "things happening that are hard to understand" in the current Republican administration.

    "I was a Republican who was Ronald Reagan’s national security advisory. I was a Republican who worked for George Herbert Walker Bush, and worked for George W. Bush. I’m a moderate Republican who believes that we should have strong foreign policy, strong defense policy, that we have to look out for our people, and we ought to work hard to making sure we’re one country and one team,” he said. “And so, on that basis, I call myself a Republican.”

    He then laid into Republicans currently serving in office for failing to speak out against the president's controversial actions.

    “The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself. Right now, Republican leaders and members of the Congress, in both the Senate and in the House, are holding back because they’re terrified of what will happen to any one of them if they speak out,” Powell said. “Will they lose a primary? I don’t know why that’s such a disaster, but will they lose a primary?

    “And so, they need to get a grip, and when they see things that are not right they need to say something about it, because our foreign policy is in shambles right now in my humble judgment,” he added.

    Next, Powell pointed to Trump reportedly using a sharpie to circle the state of Alabama on last month's Hurricane Dorian forecast as an example of something that was "hard to understand."

    “And I see things happening that are hard to understand. A couple weeks ago the president put a circle around south east Alabama, saying it’s going to get hit by a hurricane. He put it on top of the meteorological prediction,” he said. “In my time, one of us would have gone to the president and said, ‘Mr President, you screwed up, so we’ve got to fix it, and we’ll put out a correction.’ You know what they did this time? They ordered the Commerce Department to go out and backup whatever the president mis-said. This is not the way the country’s supposed to run, and Congress is one of the institutions that should be doing something about this.”

    Powell concluded, “The media has a role to play, we all have a role to play, you’ve got to remember that all these pieces are a part of our government. Executive branch, Congress, Supreme Court, and of the Fourth Estate, and we’ve got to remember that the Constitution started with, ‘We the People,’ not ‘Me the President.'”

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    “In my time, one of us would have gone to the president and said, ‘Mr President, you screwed up, so we’ve got to fix it, and we’ll put out a correction.’
    Yeah right, in *your* time you would have toured the courts of Europe to sell this BS as you did.

    https://theintercept.com/2018/02/06/...e-told-the-un/

    Powell, who was secretary of state under President George W. Bush, was much more than just horribly mistaken: He fabricated “evidence” and ignored repeated warnings that what he was saying was false.
    HUSSEINI: You cited Hussein Kamel in your U.N. testimony. Did you know he said there were no WMDs?

    POWELL: I only knew what the intelligence community told me.

    HUSSEINI: But did you know that fact?

    POWELL: Of course not!

    It must be said in defence of the current crop of "support acts" in US politics they don't go out of their way to reinforce Trump's misconceptions, they just let him "wallow" so to say
    Last edited by Snowygerry; 07 Oct 19, 07:03.
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