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Old 11-15-2004, 09:31 AM   #16
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Colin got tired of riding on the back of the bus.
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:52 AM   #17
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I'm not surprised. But now I'm scared without Powell's clarity in the executive branch.
Powell is someone that we could all admire. It sure is sad to se him go.
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I really don't think Mr. Powell rides on the back of anyone's bus
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He was a cool guy.
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I credit Powell with having to deal with all the flak that was thrown at him, especially after he presented the U.S.'s case about Iraq to the UN. I'm sad to see him go because I think that he was a positive influence; however, I can understand why he did it. I too worry about who will be next. Hopefully, judging from Bush's choice for the new AG, it won't be some brash, polarizing person.

Thanks Colin Powell. I don't think I'm the only one who appreciates the job that you have done.
While I won't be happy to see him go, I don't think he ever really recovered his reputation after that charade at the UN Assembly. You could see at the time that he didn't really believe himself what he was telling the world. Maybe he fought the neo-cons as much as he could but now he's gone, they will definitely be seen to have won this particular battle. Worrying times.
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I really don't think Mr. Powell rides on the back of anyone's bus

his State Dept. was almost completely sidelined to the Defence Depart. i.e .Rumsfeld, Wolferwits and the neocons.

Armitige will most likely leave also


Condi is absolutely worthless
and will most likely be the new NSA
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I'm sorry to see him go. He was more aware of how the world saw America than the rest of the administration.

And it sucks that Rumsfeld is staying
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"I believe that now that the election is over, the time has come for me to step down," Powell said

thanks for misleading the people that believed in you
and influencing the outcome of the election
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Donald Rumsfeld is human slime, and is to be despised even more than Bush.

And sorry to see Powell go. But I can commend him for refusing to play along with the administration's lies anymore.
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Also sad to see him go

Very interesting report about it was just on NBC nightly news. It seems he was outvoted on a lot of foreign policy issues.
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Powell is a good man, but not the right man for state with this particular administration at this particular time. Bring back Kissinger
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Powell is a good man, but not the right man for state with this particular administration at this particular time. Bring back Kissinger
Because he didn't buy into Bush, Cheany, and Rumsfeld's grand vision for the future?
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Condi to be nominated for SecState
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Nov. 15, 2004-- National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, one of President Bush's closest counselors, will be nominated to replace Colin Powell as secretary of state, ABC News has learned.

Senior administration sources confirmed that Rice would be Bush's choice. The news comes just hours after the White House announced Powell had submitted his resignation.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=254647

If she takes it that could be a good move.
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nooooooooooo....condi was WORTHLESS in a LESSER position than sec of state! *nods head*
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Also sad to see him go

Very interesting report about it was just on NBC nightly news. It seems he was outvoted on a lot of foreign policy issues.
Indeed. I would highly recommend Ron Suskind's book about Paul O'Neill -- he mentions this several times. It was Rumsfeld, Rice and Cheney against Powell.
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