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Old 10-19-2008, 10:35 AM   #691
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I guess Powell found his balls and his conscience.
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Powell is the MAN!!!!
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i hope Powell will be given the chance to atone for his participation in the Bush White House.

this is one step forward.
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Powell is calling out the GOP on being racist xenophobes and for selecting Palin.
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I do not believe he needs to atone. I believe he stayed as long as he could for the good of the country. I believe he was given the same bogus bullshit intelligence that the congress was. I believe he is a hero and needs to atone for NOTHING. Just because he endorses Obama, does not mean he is on the road to recovery.

The record shows he was a voice of reason behind the scenes.
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Powell is calling out the GOP on being racist xenophobes and for selecting Palin.
No, he is calling out members of his party. He is still a member of the party. He is not calling out the entire GOP.
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I believe Powell went along with some things despite huge doubts. I believe that on the inside he knew what he was doing is wrong. I believe he has major regrets about that and he will have to live with it.

Ultimately we are all projecting. I just think that he knew better and did nothing or didn't do enough. And has the conscience for regret whereas others don't.
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I do not believe he needs to atone. I believe he stayed as long as he could for the good of the country. I believe he was given the same bogus bullshit intelligence that the congress was. I believe he is a hero and needs to atone for NOTHING. Just because he endorses Obama, does not mean he is on the road to recovery.

The record shows he was a voice of reason behind the scenes.

it's less that he needs to atone and more that he wants to atone.

as he should.
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STING ARE YOU WATCHING?????

THe war was about WMD>........
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I believe Powell went along with some things despite huge doubts. I believe that on the inside he knew what he was doing is wrong. I believe he has major regrets about that and he will have to live with it.

Ultimately we are all projecting. I just think that he knew better and did nothing or didn't do enough. And has the conscience for regret whereas others don't.
I agree with this assessment 100%.
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No, he is calling out members of his party. He is still a member of the party. He is not calling out the entire GOP.
Actually he said "the PARTY" has moved too far to the right, as exemplified by Palin and that he wouldn't want two more conservative SCOTUS judges.

That was in addition to calling out specific members as you indicated.
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Powell is calling out the GOP on being racist xenophobes and for selecting Palin.

Yes, nice to finally hear a major politician basically say "So what if he was a Muslim?". I've been waiting to hear that...
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Yes, nice to finally hear a major politician basically say "So what if he was a Muslim?". I've been waiting to hear that...
I applauded at that point...and the story he told about the Muslim-American soldier who died was touching. You're right, it's refreshing to hear a major figure in American politics come out and say that.
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"But muslins are the enemy!1!!!!1!!!!1!1!!!!!"
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Actually he said "the PARTY" has moved too far to the right, as exemplified by Palin and that he wouldn't want two more conservative SCOTUS judges.

That was in addition to calling out specific members as you indicated.
actually.....I was referring to the xenophobe comment...In no way shape or form, did he do what Irvine posted.

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Powell is calling out the GOP on being racist xenophobes and for selecting Palin.
There is a difference between saying the party moved to the right and the GOP are are racists.

Sorry, but it matters to me.
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