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39. Colin Powell led us to an unnecessary war using blatant lies & unverified information.
If I was one of the members of a family who was killed by the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Powell regime I would name General Colin Powell as the worst general ever. He deliberately lied to the United Nations with nothing to substantiate his idiotic claims. If you believe Powell was just following orders from Bush, then Powell could have resigned, stated the reasons for his resignation and perhaps he could have stopped the Iraq War before it started.

Colin Powell is the worst general in my lifetime because he was part of a war machine that killed hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis and over 5,000 American soldiers' lives. It also caused the loss of limbs, eyes and spirits of 35,000 American soldiers. And ALL of this loss was for nothing. Our soldiers were used as a low-paid mercenary force only in Iraq to protect the financial interests of corrupt republican friendly corporations.

The entire Bush regime should be tried for treason, and that includes General Colin Powell.

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  -Who was the worst general in American history? - Author Thomas Ricks picks..... RamboLiberal  Jun-03-10 03:18 PM   #0 
  - Not A Bad Judgement, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Jun-03-10 03:22 PM   #1 
  - custer and fremont should be in there: the only good Indian is a  roguevalley   Jun-03-10 09:53 PM   #68 
  - If admials count, Zumwalt was an idiot...  Jeffersons Ghost   Jun-03-10 03:26 PM   #2 
  - Curious about your criteria  zipplewrath   Jun-03-10 03:30 PM   #3 
  - Curious about your criteria  zipplewrath   Jun-03-10 03:30 PM   #4 
  - Being a general is as much political as it is strategic or tactical.  arbusto_baboso   Jun-03-10 03:34 PM   #6 
  - Actually, in military terms, Benedict Arnold was a fine general.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-03-10 03:31 PM   #5 
  - I guess it depends on the criteria  Oregone   Jun-03-10 03:35 PM   #9 
  - General Lee didn't make the top 10?  Oregone   Jun-03-10 03:34 PM   #7 
  - Good question.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jun-03-10 03:37 PM   #11 
  - Doubtful..  Mudoria   Jun-03-10 03:37 PM   #12 
  - I disagree with that  Oregone   Jun-03-10 03:41 PM   #15 
  - A general doesn't "promote" the interests of a country  Confusious   Jun-03-10 03:45 PM   #19 
     - You do realize soldiers take oaths and uphold them  Oregone   Jun-03-10 03:52 PM   #24 
        - He was an officer, and officers can resign  Confusious   Jun-03-10 04:10 PM   #34 
           - So resigning to fight against his country doesn't make him a bad general?  Oregone   Jun-03-10 04:19 PM   #37 
              - He saw Virgina as "his country"  Confusious   Jun-03-10 04:40 PM   #43 
                 - Interestingly...his father would have been appalled at what he did...  S_E_Fudd   Jun-03-10 07:45 PM   #52 
                    - Well, you know kids. nt  Confusious   Jun-03-10 08:24 PM   #56 
  - Marse Robert, Sir, Just had Good Luck In Opponents In The Early Going  The Magistrate   Jun-03-10 03:44 PM   #17 
  - I tend to agree...however...  S_E_Fudd   Jun-03-10 04:14 PM   #35 
     - I don't know about Grant  Confusious   Jun-03-10 04:44 PM   #44 
        - Six confederate armies surrendered during the Civil War...  S_E_Fudd   Jun-03-10 07:40 PM   #49 
           - Yea, but I still have a hard time with  Confusious   Jun-03-10 08:28 PM   #58 
           - Presidency was underrated as well...  S_E_Fudd   Jun-03-10 09:11 PM   #64 
           - Well, considering how much I study history  Confusious   Jun-04-10 01:59 AM   #70 
           - And his drinking issue was largely mythical as well...  S_E_Fudd   Jun-03-10 09:14 PM   #65 
           - Cold Harbor on the other hand...  depakid   Jun-04-10 02:09 AM   #71 
           - Tactics are easier on the defensive....  S_E_Fudd   Jun-04-10 10:09 AM   #72 
           - An admirable goal, but from a military history standpoint, Lee was superior to Grant.  The Stranger   Jun-04-10 12:19 PM   #77 
              - Sorry...I disagree...  S_E_Fudd   Jun-04-10 08:18 PM   #78 
  - Tactically very good...  S_E_Fudd   Jun-03-10 07:43 PM   #50 
  - Lee has long been one of my top picks.  watrwefitinfor   Jun-03-10 03:47 PM   #23 
  - Secession was going on before Lee  Gaedel   Jun-03-10 04:00 PM   #30 
     - Well, that would tend to answer my question.  watrwefitinfor   Jun-03-10 04:26 PM   #38 
  - he's probably not among the top ten worse civil war era generals  Johonny   Jun-03-10 05:27 PM   #48 
  - In fairness, Mac thought he was actually God.  arbusto_baboso   Jun-03-10 03:34 PM   #8 
  - Armstong Custer sucked a lot  era veteran   Jun-03-10 03:36 PM   #10 
  - Custer's commander in the Civil War might make the list.  provis99   Jun-03-10 03:47 PM   #22 
  - Custer was actually excellent as a cavalry commander  RamboLiberal   Jun-03-10 05:14 PM   #45 
  - Where's Colonoscopy Powell on the lsit? n/t  joeybee12   Jun-03-10 03:38 PM   #13 
  - LOL. Colonoscopy Powell.  Tutankhamun   Jun-03-10 03:53 PM   #25 
  - Why Tommy Franks? n/t  MicaelS   Jun-03-10 03:38 PM   #14 
  - Because The Invasion and Occupation Of Iraq, Sir, was a Major Cock-Up  The Magistrate   Jun-03-10 03:45 PM   #20 
  - OK, just thought it was odd to see someone so recent  MicaelS   Jun-03-10 03:53 PM   #26 
     - heard a roundtable on this subject recently - Franks won hands down  rurallib   Jun-04-10 11:41 AM   #74 
  - Also Franks was in charge during initial invasion of Afghanistan  RamboLiberal   Jun-03-10 05:16 PM   #46 
  - You forgot Lloyd Fredendall  Confusious   Jun-03-10 03:43 PM   #16 
  - Gen. Walter Short should definitely be on the list.  provis99   Jun-03-10 03:44 PM   #18 
  - I would move Westmoreland up about five notches..  Winterblues   Jun-03-10 03:46 PM   #21 
  - Damn Skippy! N/T  MrScorpio   Jun-04-10 12:02 PM   #76 
  - MacArthur was a pretty good general  Gaedel   Jun-03-10 03:56 PM   #27 
  - I'd move Burnside and Gates ahead of McClellan...nt  S_E_Fudd   Jun-03-10 03:58 PM   #28 
  - I vote for Smedley Butler, for saving America from Fascism.  Tutankhamun   Jun-03-10 03:59 PM   #29 
  - How about Mark Clark?  CanonRay   Jun-03-10 04:00 PM   #31 
  - Gotta go with Westmoreland. "Light at the end of the tunnel" and all that.  freddie mertz   Jun-03-10 04:02 PM   #32 
  - MacArthur? Really?  Arkana   Jun-03-10 04:04 PM   #33 
  - Among the BEST -- but idiosyncratic and iconoclastic  FBI_Un_Sub   Jun-03-10 04:16 PM   #36 
  - Curtis LeMay wanted to nuke Vietnam. That makes him one of the worst.  AnArmyVeteran   Jun-03-10 04:27 PM   #40 
  - I'd add Wes Clark  PSzymeczek   Jun-03-10 08:28 PM   #57 
  - Colin Powell led us to an unnecessary war using blatant lies & unverified information.  AnArmyVeteran   Jun-03-10 04:26 PM   #39 
  - That and My Lai.  PSzymeczek   Jun-03-10 08:30 PM   #59 
  - My father HATED MacArther  benld74   Jun-03-10 04:27 PM   #41 
  - I'm guessing your dad was in the Navy or Marines.  dgibby   Jun-04-10 11:35 AM   #73 
  - MacArthur.  Uncle Joe   Jun-03-10 04:40 PM   #42 
  - Call me a stick-in-the-mud, but my pick is still Custer  Jack Rabbit   Jun-03-10 05:25 PM   #47 
  - Custer wasn't a general, IIRC.  PSzymeczek   Jun-03-10 08:31 PM   #60 
     - yes, he was a lieutenant colonel at little big horn, but he had been a general before that  fishwax   Jun-03-10 08:44 PM   #63 
  - Odd that Westmoreland didn't place 'higher.'  branders seine   Jun-03-10 07:44 PM   #51 
  - Some of the CSA generals weren't that great either:  Hardrada   Jun-03-10 07:52 PM   #53 
  - If you want a real lousy CSA general, look at Earl Van Dorn  Art_from_Ark   Jun-03-10 08:18 PM   #55 
  - "You can't defend a country by undermining it"  JHB   Jun-03-10 08:00 PM   #54 
  - Ollie North=traitor  Ardent15   Jun-03-10 08:32 PM   #61 
  - He caused a lot of deaths at Bataan.  rug   Jun-03-10 08:39 PM   #62 
  - MacArthur is a good choice although McClellan and Burnside should  neverforget   Jun-03-10 09:26 PM   #66 
  - hard to argue with that list for the most part...  Blue_Tires   Jun-03-10 09:37 PM   #67 
  - I'm torn between Motors and Electric /nt  jberryhill   Jun-03-10 09:56 PM   #69 
  - if we're talking army commander level, Ben Butler was criminally inept  KG   Jun-04-10 11:59 AM   #75 
  - Hands down it was McClellan.  Synicus Maximus   Jun-04-10 09:14 PM   #79 

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