Secretary of State Powell Resigns

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    just announced on Fox
     
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    I think this was expected.
     
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    yup--he announced it at his staff meeting but is going to let Bush make the official announcement. Any guess as to the new choice? I hear Condi would very much like it and would be a great choice IMHO.
     
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    I heard Condi as well..we'll see.
     
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    Yep....I think she would be a fine Sec of State....although she may be better qualified to be Sec of Def.

    How about Schwazkopf as Sec of Def....if Rumsfeld decides to roll in his carpet.

    I think that is the question. If Rumsfeld decides to leave (or is asked) that opens the door for Powell to go back to work in the Pentagon, andf I think he would do a much better job.

    So many good candidates for Sec of State. But I think Dr Rice would be the best choice in my circle of knowledge.
     
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    Haha the plan is coming together. Driving out all the moderate voices in order to put the neocons in so that Bush's ultra conservative agenda can be pushed forward and we can rule the world!... oh wait we already rule it...nevermind.

    Im sure there are alot of good choices for Sec of State that we have never heard of. im not terribly worried about it. Just as long as its not Jimmy Carter..Haha
     
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    No kidding !!!!!----I think Ms Powell wants to get out of the political life all together. Can't say as I blame her.
     
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    Today, we pack the Cabinet with Evangelical Theocrats; tomorrow - The Supreme Court!!! As Catwoman would say, "Our evil plan is unfolding purrrrrr-fectly!"
     
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    Schwazkopf...I'd say yes/maybe.
    Remember he wanted to go all the way to Bagdad back in 91. May be a bit of friction there..I think he would be a good choice though..How about Franks?
     
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    AS Sec of State.....probably a good choice....but it would definitely put a military face on the US in global negotiations. That's why I thought it odd that Powell was offered the position, in the first place.

    Do you know if there is a conflict of interest of a former staff officer becoming the Sec of Def? I could understand how a civilian with fmr military background could become a distraction at the Pentagon.....anyone know the answer, or know of any past history where a former General was nominated as Sec of Def?

    (I know...kind of off topic)
     

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