Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Why Colin Powel is no longer Secretary of State!

Ok this is the article that forced me start the blog. I had been thinking about blogging for a long time. When I read this article this morning about 5am my time it was the straw that broke the proverbial camels back. I like Colin Powell. If we were voting for president today I would vote for him. However it is obvious that he was never on the GWB admins team. His state dept was constantly working against admin policies as is evidenced by Mr. Wilkersons recent comments and his article today.

How the hell could this guy have been in serving in the administration for 3 years as the cheif of staff to the Sec. of State?!

IN PRESIDENT BUSH'S first term, some of the most important decisions about U.S. national security — including vital decisions about postwar Iraq — were made by a secretive, little-known cabal. It was made up of a very small group of people led by Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

I am sorry but you do not do this to an admin you are serving in and should be loyal to.

Its insular and secret workings were efficient and swift — not unlike the decision-making one would associate more with a dictatorship than a democracy.

No its workings were like an elected president running his executive office the way he saw fit. He goes on:

But the secret process was ultimately a failure. It produced a series of disastrous decisions and virtually ensured that the agencies charged with implementing them would not or could not execute them well.

He may have valid criticisms, hell he may even be right ( I don't think so) but this should not be coming from a former administration insider. This guy is a prime example of a broken disfunctional state department under Colin Powell. If you do not agree with the foundation of your presidents policy (which the Iraq war was) then do the right thing and freaking resign. Dont serve for 3 years actively rooting against and most likely undermining his policy. Join the opposition, work to have him defeated in the next election. Shame on you Mr. Wilkerson.


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At 10/26/2005 12:37:00 PM, Blogger humans and fish can coexists peacefully said...

No matter what your criticisms are as a righty of Powell you must ultimately admit he went to bat for Bush. His presentation at the UN regarding WMD's was the final straw and a blatant lie. We now know he didn't really believe it and that it has scarred his reputation forever. He could never be a presidential nominee now. I once respected him, but when I saw him selling WMD's to the UN and the world like a Hollywood producer it was my final straw. His word is now nothing like most of the Bush administration.


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