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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:52 AM

Ex-Powell aide on Romney's foreign policy team: 'These people make me sick'

Source: msnbc

Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, skewered Mitt Romney’s foreign policy team on Monday, saying their policies make his stomach turn.

Wilkerson took particular aim at John Bolton, former President George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations—and now an adviser to Romney.

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"Utterly unbelievable, Wilkerson said, blasting Romney as “operating on a Cold War music sheet.”

Asked about former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s endorsement of Romney’s speech, Wilkerson declared that Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War “has zero credibility with me and he’ll never regain it again.”

Read more: http://leanforward.msnbc.com/_news/2012/10/08/14302340-ex-powell-aide-on-romneys-foreign-policy-team-these-people-make-me-sick

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Reply Ex-Powell aide on Romney's foreign policy team: 'These people make me sick' (Original post)
trailmonkee Oct 2012 OP
jberryhill Oct 2012 #1
freshwest Oct 2012 #2
lunasun Oct 2012 #23
freshwest Oct 2012 #24
Cha Oct 2012 #5
young_at_heart Oct 2012 #3
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #4
Cha Oct 2012 #6
Skittles Oct 2012 #7
BlueMTexpat Oct 2012 #10
Skittles Oct 2012 #13
DhhD Oct 2012 #16
Skittles Oct 2012 #19
lobodons Oct 2012 #17
Volaris Oct 2012 #18
BobbyBoring Oct 2012 #21
navarth Oct 2012 #26
cbrer Oct 2012 #8
CarmanK Oct 2012 #9
SamKnause Oct 2012 #11
Berlum Oct 2012 #12
jtuck004 Oct 2012 #14
Maineman Oct 2012 #15
kiranon Oct 2012 #20
Jake2413 Oct 2012 #22
toby jo Oct 2012 #25
yurbud Oct 2012 #27
yurbud Oct 2012 #28

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:57 AM

1. Jesus, if Rumsfeld likes it, you KNOW it's shit

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:11 AM

2. And don't forget some of the other villains on his team:

Cofer Black


Known for Captaining the team that successfully drove Al-Qaeda from power immediately after their September 11 attacks and for providing early warning before 9/11...

From 2005 until 2008, Black was Vice Chairman of Blackwater USA, a US-based private security firm...

On April 26, 2007 Black was chosen by Mitt Romney, a Republican candidate in the 2008 United States presidential election, to head his counter-terrorism policy advisory group.

In October 2011, Black was chosen by Romney to serve as "Special Adviser" on all foreign policy issues.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cofer_Black

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Prince

Romney is recycling the worst of the Bush era and would privatize the entire military, probably...

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:37 AM

23. would privatize the entire military, probably...

yep no benies for vets too

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Response to lunasun (Reply #23)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:02 AM

24. Of course not. That's not good for the bottom line. No way to run a business!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:02 AM

5. bush-cheney had to Fire Rummy.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:14 AM

3. He knows Rumsfeld, Cheney and Bolton very well

I really value his strong opinions. I wish he would speak out more, especially about Bolton having a role in a Romney administration----it would be a disaster!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:24 AM

4. Here's a link that has the FULL segment - VIDEO

Last edited Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:05 AM - Edit history (1)


Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/101765592

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:03 AM

6. Thank you, Lawrence Wilkerson!

Vote for mittLies if you want Endless WAr

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:09 AM

7. he worked for....this guy?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 03:27 AM

10. Colin Powell was only a figurehead.

The real power at State at the time was John Bolton. The usual procedure is that Undersecretaries, especially for the key U/S post that Bolton was appointed to, are selected by the SoS to be part of his/her team. Bolton was selected by Cheney, not by Powell, and had a direct channel to Cheney, Rummy and Feist's rump (and incorrect) "intelligence" team, often keeping Powell entirely out of the loop.

But Powell played along with this farce and that is what I personally will never forgive him.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:04 AM

13. thanks - I wasn't really sure of the roles played

I won't forgive him either - Powell sold his soul to the devil when he went along with that sickening charade. The worst think about it was, I knew - I could tell - he did not believe a word he was saying. Fucking bastard. He'll never be able to wash the blood of his hands and I hope it haunts him.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:16 PM

16. Remember how the French were late to a lunch with Powell in oder to tell him about the lie on

how no Uranium was given to the Iraq for WMD-Weapons of Mass Destruction. And that they the French government and people, would not support the lying to the world and to the American people? This was weeks before the March invasion of Iraq. Knowing this is why Senators did not support an invasion. Where was the Arab League when we needed them? They decided to let the American people learn the hard way.

If Romney becomes President, Congress will have no control over the button finger. At whose expense? Seems like getting solar power ready would be a lot cheaper? It must be religious corporation that will blow the dome off of the rock. A corporation is a person, right?

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Response to DhhD (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:47 PM

19. f***ing scary

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:40 PM

17. Who worked for these guys

Its all right though cause a guy knew a guy who said it was O.K.

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Response to lobodons (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:30 PM

18. HOLY CHRIST this needs to be National Campaign Ad...

and I don't much CARE what the DNC has to pay for it...FUCKING BRILLIANT, simple, and EVERYONE will understand it.

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Response to lobodons (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:34 PM

21. That's the scariest thing about Robme

He's surrounded himself with the same neo cons that controlled Bush the lesser. They would have us at war with Syria, Egypt, hell, the whole ME!

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Response to lobodons (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 11:18 AM

26. That is bad ass

this needs to be viral I think

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:09 AM

8. Hey Rumsfeld, have you found that 2 trillion yet?

 

THERE'S an endorsement that'll do some good.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:18 AM

9. Col Wilkerson was phenomenal. He is so passionate and he understand imp of good policy.

The idea that he would come out so strongly against Romney should make every military guy/gal aware that this is an important election for the future of the AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 04:14 AM

11. Romney's foreign policy

I am in complete agreement Mr. Wilkerson, the make me sick as well.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:23 AM

12. Romney, the White Horse Prophecy candidate, aims to bring on Armageddon

it is becoming clear...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:12 AM

14. kick. rec. n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:32 AM

15. Time to review lessons learned from observing the Bush Admin:

Big ideas are not necessarily good ideas.
Fools are not harmless.
Conquering the world is difficult.
Liars tend to be dishonest.
Testosterone does not solve problems.
Talk tough and threaten other countries; motivate them to make bigger weapons.
When there is war, a lot of people die, a few people get rich, and humanity takes big steps backward.
Beware of fear mongers seeking more power.
Knowledge based voting is surely better than faith based voting.
Beware of people who hear God telling them to make war.
Beware of a president who declares a new starting date for history, say 9/11.
Beware of power freaks (people who REALLY like power).
Beware of presidents who prefer aggression.
Beware of people who do religion but not ethics.
Beware of Wyoming cowboys and Texas cowboys using their brains simultaneously.
Beware of a politician or political advisor who believes that principle has no value if you loose.
A secret meeting between oil company executives and a morally vacant vice president is a bad sign.
A candidate’s choice of a vice presidential running mate is an important clue.
Sometimes it is important to vote for or against the vice president.
When government helps big business rip off the masses, we’ve got a problem.
Beware of people who think it is really special to be the only remaining super power.
Beware of people who associate opportunity with having a powerful military.
Beware of people who seek money and power in the name of religion.
When people with radical ideas take themselves seriously, watch out!
Beware of a president whose base is the wealthiest one percent of the population.
Beware of defective business executives running government.
Beware of people who threaten honest judges.
Beware of a president who thinks a budget is just a bunch of numbers on a piece of paper.

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Response to Maineman (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:05 PM

20. Well said. Beware of neocons bearing gifts in the form of war.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:11 PM

22. Col Wilkerson is an honest man....who speaks his mind

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 09:13 AM

25. All hail the frightened.

Neocons beget neocons like fear begets fear.

It's their constant.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 11:23 AM

27. Wilkerson was one of maybe a half dozen DC political insiders who ever laid out the real geopolitics

of what we are doing in the Middle East and Caspian Sea Basin, the politics of oil and gas, what controlling it could mean, and the potential blowback.

Others outside the Beltway have laid it out too, but as far as I know, he's the only one who could have been in the room with the principals to know what's on their mind.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 11:39 AM

28. Watch Wilkerson's lecture on the military-industrial complex, our foreign policy

and be embarrassed at the childish lies our politicians tell us about why they invade & occupy other countries.

Part I


Part II


Part III

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