Colin Powell's New Book: War With Iraq Never Debated

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  1. Mustang
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    Does anybody (or everybody) see this admission as shocking; the merits of the life and death decision to go to war in Iraq wasn't even discussed at the highest levels of our gov't.

    Everywhere in America (from kitchen tables to corporate boardrooms), important decisions are discussed and debated.
    "Should we do X? Or should we do Y? What are our other options? What are the pros and cons of each possible choice? Is there any other way we could accomplish our goals with less risk and a lower cost in lives and treasure?
    But our country just stumbled into a debacle, with apparently little, if any, thought being given to the consequences.

    Frankly, I think our founding fathers would be appalled at the cavalier manner in which the decision was made and the haphazard way in which the plan was executed, seemingly with no real foresight into the possible hornet's nest we were stirring up.

     
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    Colin Powell, the one black Republican Dems like only because he never had anything good to say about Republicans.

    Fuck him
     
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    He has Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, maybe he could have pressed the issue? Naw, he didn't have the authority.

    What a piece of sh*t he is!
     
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    ^^^^ This.


    And accepts no responsibility???
    No wonder he endorsed Obama.
    :eusa_hand:
     
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    He's gonna be here on post for a book signing the end of the month.
     
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    Conservatives simply can't handle the truth when if fails to be in their favor. You guys need to grow up. There is no such thing as infallible human beings. And consequently, there is no such thing as a political party which is only represented by infallible members who are incapable of making mistakes or who make decisions with only the purest of motives.

    Students of human nature understand that. Frankly, it's been understood for hundreds if not thousands of years. Certainly, our founding fathers understood it. THEREFORE, in order to minimize the possibility of human error, or other self-serving and/or short-sighted motives, it's incumbent (no pun intended) on the decision makers to put a process in place in order to at least attempt to make decisions where all possibilities are considered and discussed BEFORE monumental far-reaching decisions are made.

    That wasn't done. Obviously!
     
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    I'm not surprised at all that there was no debate.
     
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    All that aside, I would vote for him over either Romney or Obama in a heartbeat.

    Immie
     
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    After all of the lies that have been thrown at us by the left???

    Global Warming Is Man-Made
    Obama Said He Would Not Sign Any Bill Containing Ear-marks
    Obama Said He Would Get Rid Of Lobbyists
    Obama Said He Would Go Through The Budget Line By Line And Cut Out All Of The Fat
    The GOP Is Conducting A War On Women
    Trayvan Martin Was An Innocent 17 year old
    George Zimmerman Hunted Trayvan Down And Killed Him In Cold-Blood
    The GOP Wants Dirty Air
    Dirty Water
    The GOP Wants To Cut Loose Handicapped Children
    Throw Grandma Off The Cliff
    Wants Old People To Die Quickly
    Conducting a Reign Of Terror
    GOP Contract Killers
    Tea Party Terrorists
    The Rich Don't Pay Their Fair Share
    The Bush Tax-cuts Were Tax-cuts For The Rich
    Peeling Paint And Mildew Means Bush Doesn't Care About The Troops
    Mitt Romney Wouldn't Have Gotten Bin Laden
    George Soros Is Like Every Other Billionaire
    Obama Was For Same-Sex Marriage Before He Was Against It But Now He's For It Again
    Obama Pledged To Cut The Deficit In Half By The End Of His First Term
    Nancy Pelosi Said The OWS Was A Grassroots Movement That Was Young And Fresh
    Nancy Pelosi Said The Tea Party Was An Astroturf Movement
    Etc.............
     
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    IF what he says now was true then, WHY did he join in? Did I miss a confession to his coming out as a liar for GOP?
     
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