Of course he was just joking, right?
Published on February 17, 2004 By Wahkonta Anathema In Politics
This is a quote of Colin Powell on men like President Bush which is making the rounds. It is telling of both men, Bush who still values his inaction so much as to defend it to this day, and Powell, who got his start as a 'investigator' of the my lai massacre. I'm sure Powell will do whatever Bush tells him to, as the ultimate example of what Republicans think minorities should behave like in their presence. But oh, man oh man, what he said then. Lots of links for those who want to say it is false and no soldier would ever feel this way about Bush. They wouldn't? Four more years? Yeah, right.
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>
> Today Colin Powell was testifying before a congressional committee and a
> congress critter asked him about the Bush awol story and Powell feigned
> total outrage, with the quote .. Lets not go there, lets not go there
> today.
>
> This of course is great sound bite material for the Right Wing corporate
> media ... if you watch cable news I'm sure you will see it played more
> than once over the next day or so.
>
> But what you wont see on the right wing corporate news channels playing
> that all over your cable box, is the quote below from Colin Powell,
> writing in his book about his real and personal views on people who
> joined the National Guard during Vietnam.
>
> Check it out below, this is smokin!
>
>
> Best
> Kelley Kramer
>
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>
> http://216.239.39.104/search?q=cache:TZV7blfPQd0J:www.augustachronicle.c
> om/stories/042903/let_124-5535.shtml+My+American+Journey%2Bcolin+powell%
> 2Bnational+guard&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
> (regular link requires sign-up, if you need the direct link its at the
> top center)
>
>
> In Secretary of State Colin Powell's autobiography, My American Journey,
> he says, "I am angry that so many of the sons of the powerful and
> well-placed managed to wangle slots in the Army Reserve and National
> Guard units... Of the many tragedies of Vietnam, this raw class
> discrimination strikes me as the most damaging to the ideal that all
> Americans are created equal and owe equal allegiance to their country."
>
> As a Purple Heart veteran and former infantryman in South Korea in 1950
> with orders to "hold or die," I assure you that no Vietnam War coward
> who makes it to the White House and the title "Mr. President" will ever
> have my respect, let alone honor.
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