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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:24 PM
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Powell should resign immediately...in protest!!!
The Saudis were told about Iraq before the damn Secretary of State! That is absolutely ridiculous!
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:28 PM
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1. Powell is part of the problem!
So why would he resign?
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:29 PM
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2. Because he was loyal soldier. . .
. . .and he got screwed!
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:31 PM
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3. Well when you lie with dogs...
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:32 PM
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4. I agree. . .
. . .if he has any remaining integrity he would step down immediately.
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:34 PM
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7. When did he ever have integrity?
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porkrind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:04 PM
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18. "If" he has any remaining integrity?
There's your answer. He sold his soul long ago.
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candy331 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:34 PM
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9. Powell and Cheney can't talk,, surprise to anyone? n/t
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:46 PM
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13. I think he allowed himself to get screwed
O'Neil did not, neither did Christie Whitman , and neither did Richard Clarke as well as DiLulio and as I understand, several other less than prominent members of the administration

Powell allowed himself to be set up like this. He is compliant andhe believes in Bush

that is the stark truth and it is about time that people stop the myth that Powell is a steady beacon of light in the conservative storm

He is not. He is an opportunist.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:04 PM
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17. Absolutely right. When you know something is wrong,
when the situation has become so intolerable that you cannot continue in the same fashion, you speak out, take your risks, and hang the cost. I've done it many times in my life. And believe me, I've paid a hefty price for my decisions which I knew were the right ones.

Powell could have walked long ago. He would not have been alone. There is a virtual exodus of people who were either fired, or walked from the White House and the State Department because Life Became Intolerable.

Because God Damn it, it was more than his job on the line. It was other peoples' lives. Hundreds, thousands. And he chose to stay. There is nothing honorable about it.

And if you look at recent photos of him, he really looks like crap. He has two wide chunks of white on his temples, and the grooves in his forehead have become deeper than ever. So much for integrity.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:32 PM
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5. His son Michael has a cushy job as head of the FCC. Forget it n/t
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:33 PM
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6. isn't it bizarre
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 06:47 PM by rozf
squatter Xpects - no, DEMANDS, loyalty but it is only a one way street! Ain't no loyalty comin' back. Guess some people enjoy being door mats
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:34 PM
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8. He's in too deep...
He is now one of them.
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candy331 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:36 PM
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12. Bush has the duty to free people, I agree the man is clinically insane
n/t
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:35 PM
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10. If Powell had any sliver of military honor...
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 06:36 PM by Hell Hath No Fury
he would have resigned when he was asked to lie about a ginned-up war that put soldiers unnecessarily in harm's way.

He should have walked and exposed the Administratiton for the thugs they are.
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Room101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:36 PM
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11. William Pitt talked to CIA veteran Ray McGovern
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 06:40 PM by BEFOREATHOUGHT
Who grew up in the same town and knew the same people.
Ray said of Powell, "It is out of the realm of possibility; he will twitter his fingers and follow orders" Paraphrasing of course.

Get over it DUERS Powell is a good solider.

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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 06:22 PM
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19. Not according to Randi Rhodes who said that she, as a soldier
would NEVER do anything that she considered illegal or against the law.

Powell is a ship without a sail. He knows not anymore what his moral or ethical boundaries are.

I am convinced he is protecting his son Michael.
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:52 PM
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14. Don't use 'should' and any Repug in the same sentence
It grates like chutney on ice cream.
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Daisey Mae Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:54 PM
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15. Powell has proved he is in on the Rape of Iraq
Remember this jerk LIED to the UN.... He knew he was lying....LIAR
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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:55 PM
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16. Harry Belafonte was right!
He was derided for his comments at the time.
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