Colin Powell Trashes Mitt Romney's Team Of Foreign Policy Advisers

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    Colin Powell Trashes Mitt Romney's Team Of Foreign Policy Advisers

    WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday questioned Mitt Romney's choice in foreign policy advisers, saying that some are so right-wing that the advice they give deserves "second thought."

    "I don't know who all of his advisers are, but I've seen some of the names and some of them are quite far to the right. And sometimes they might be in a position to make judgments or recommendations to the candidate that should get a second thought," Powell said during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

    He gave the example of Romney recently saying that Russia is the "number one geopolitical foe" to the United States.

    "Come on Mitt, think," Powell said. "That isn't the case."

    Romney's team of about 40 foreign policy advisers includes many who hail from the neoconservative wing of the party, according to a May analysis conducted by the The Nation. Many were enthusiastic supporters of the Iraq War, and many are proponents of a U.S. or Israeli attack on Iran.
     
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    Powell has always second guessed foreign policy. He was against the first Gulf War and then he took credit when it was so successful.
     
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    so he doesn't know who would agree or disagree with those few who need a 'second thought'.
     
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    Sounds like the heavy hand of Putin's new government is starting to show.

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday defended a bill introducing fines of $30,000 or more for people who organize or participate in unauthorized rallies.

    The Kremlin human rights council had asked him to veto the bill.

    Media reports have said the bill could be enacted into law before the planned large-scale opposition rally on June 12.



    Read more: Putin Backs Increased Protest Fine Bill | News | The Moscow Times
    The Moscow Times
     
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    Colin Powell also said Obama has done a great job on stabilizing the economy.
     
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    That's funny. Romney doesn't have a foreign policy team yet. Fact is he hasn't picked a cabinet, a VP or any such thing.

    FAIL!!
     
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    Note that Powell used the the word 'adviser', not 'cabinet'.

    Fail, indeed. :lol:
     
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    Powell set Hannity straight when he told Hannity that Obama was not apologizing for the US.
     
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    HuffPo. FAIL is a given.
     
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    And Grenell, the gay man who stepped down, was Romney's foreign affairs advisor.
     

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