Colin Powell, former secretary of State, endorses Obama

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McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — Colin Powell, a retired general who’d often been mentioned as a Republican presidential candidate himself, endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president Sunday during the taping of NBC’s “Meet the Press” television program.

Powell, who served as President George W. Bush’s secretary of State during Bush’s first term and made the case for an Iraq invasion before the United Nations, said Obama had shown that he had the “intellectual vigor” to be president.


During his Meet the Press appearance, Powell also voiced unease with John McCain’s selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. “I was concerned at the selection of Governor Palin,” Powell said. “I don’t think she’s ready to be president of the United States.”


via McClatchy Washington Bureau | 10/19/2008 | Colin Powell, former secretary of State, endorses Obama


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  7. Powell is a great man but I do wish he would put down the kool-aid on the issue of America being the world’s leader and policeman. I feel that until this attitude changes, this nonsensical belief in the myth of inherent American moral and political superiority, we will always be hated and resented. It is most unfortunate that America hasn’t learned its lessons from applying this stupid ideology.

    I am an American Muslim, and I was moved to tears by Mr. Powell’s statements about Obama and the Muslim thing, and especially about the fact that American Muslims are as much a part of this country as everyone else. Thank you, Mr. Powell. For this alone, I wish you were still active in US politics.

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