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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:23 PM

When SoS Powell knowingly lied about Iraqi

WMD structures, the GOP had no problem with it. His testimony led to an illegal invasion and thousands of US soldiers being killed.

Powell knew the intel was bad, and even argued against using it - yet he still did.

The GOP, including John McCain had no problem with it, even after the facts were revealed.

As far as I am concerned, this is proof that the faux outrage over Susan Rice's report is purely partisan.

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NashvilleLefty Nov 2012 OP
Vincardog Nov 2012 #1
NashvilleLefty Nov 2012 #2
Vincardog Nov 2012 #3
NashvilleLefty Nov 2012 #4
byeya Nov 2012 #6
NashvilleLefty Nov 2012 #7
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #5

Response to NashvilleLefty (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:31 PM

1. well DUH, did you just now figure this out?

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:47 PM

2. No, but I seldom see it mentioned or discussed.

I was beginning to wonder if anyone else figured it out.

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:01 PM

3. #1 the GOP lies. That is all they have. #2 The left is not supposed to criticizes people of color

for fear of being called racist. #3 Pointing out #1 over and over again leads no where.

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:27 PM

4. As for #1 and #3, you and I and

(hopefully) everyone on this board knows that the GOP lies. But that doesn't stop us from pointing out the lies.

As for #2, nowhere does Powell's skin color enter the picture. Personally, I like Powell and commend him for taking a stand in the first place. I think that the reason he acquiesced is because he was being "a good soldier" and following his orders which has more to do with his military background than anything else. Also, I applaud him for the stands he has taken since his service as SoS. Besides, this was not a criticism of Powell so much as it was an indictment of GOP practices and John McCain in particular.

Thank you for your critique and advice. I know that we are on the same side of this issue and accept your comments as intended to be helpful advice rather than criticism. I hope I have helped to clarify my reasons for posting.

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:31 PM

6. Why would he be a good soldier at that late date? He was never a good soldier when it counted

 

as in the My Lai coverup and other episodes.

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Response to byeya (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:36 PM

7. Again, this is more about John McCain than Colin Powell.

The purpose is to point out the hypocrisy of McCain and the GOP.

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:28 PM

5. mccain acts like a terrorist

censure him

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