Saturday, September 22, 2007

Colin Powell

I used to have a lot of respect for Colin Powell. Unfortunately, a life in the military taught him to blindly follow orders even, as it turned out during his tenure in the GWB Administration, the orders went against U.S. American interests. Freed from his obligation to gloss over the Republican Party's misguided policies, he is now finding his voice. Sadly, it comes years too late to save us from a generation of Republican dominance which has decimated the security, reputation and honor of this nation. But in a recent interview, as detailed by another Republican trying to back peddle from the mess he helped give birth to, Powell tries. (I find the last line in the quote below tragically ironic)

"What is the greatest threat facing us now?" Colin Powell asked. "People will say it's terrorism. But are there any terrorists in the world who can change the American way of life or our political system? No. Can they knock down a building? Yes. Can they kill somebody? Yes. But can they change us? No. Only we can change ourselves.

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