• Colin Powell has the Manhood of a Kardashian

    May 4, 2012

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    Colin Powell, as Secretary of State, lent his considerable credibility and gravitas to the case for war with Iraq.

    Powell spoke publicly before the UN General Assembly, and privately in depth with America’s allies, about mobile biowar labs, weapons of mass destruction and the imminent danger Saddam Hussein posed. While many people considered Bush an idiot puppet, and Cheney and Rumsfeld psychopathic fibbers, as they beat the drums for war, Powell convincingly represented the United States’ case for war.

    Of course, everything Powell said was a lie.

    Now, pimping a new book, of course, Colin tells all:

    A blot, a failure will always be attached to me and my UN presentation. I am mad mostly at myself for not having smelled the problem. My instincts failed me. There is nothing worse than a leader believing he has accurate information when folks who know he doesn’t don’t tell him that he doesn’t.

    So why did no one stand up and speak out during the intense hours we worked on the speech? Some of these same analysts later wrote books claiming they were shocked that I have relied on such deeply flawed evidence.

    Try to get over failure quickly. Learn from it. Study how you contributed to it. If you are responsible, own up to it.


    Right Colin you gutless turd, it was all someone else’s fault. And of course as soon as you found out the intel was not just flawed, but completely made up, you resigned from the Bush Administration in protest, right? You went to the media and told everyone that the Iraq War was started on false pretenses, that you knew there were no WMDs as soon as you found out the truth in 2003? 2004? 2005?

    Right Colin, you did all those things before 4484 Americans died in Iraq?

    Of course you did not Colin, because you have the manhood of a Kardashian.

    Enjoy your time in Hell, Colin, roommates with Robert McNamara, and please spend every day you have left on this planet meditating on the souls of the people who died in Iraq because of your lie, and your utter lack of responsibility to speak up.



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    • teri schooley said...

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      Mr. Van Buren,
      I saw the presentation to the UN that Powell gave as it was televised. (Live, as I recall, but perhaps not. In any case, I watched it.) I was fairly well stunned to find out later that anyone had believed him. Although I am not an expert on body language, weapons, or Iraq, it was completely obvious that the man was lying. Aware that he was lying and somewhat ashamed of it. A friend called me in the middle of the thing to ask if I was watching and we watched the rest of it with our phones to our ears. The bit about the “mobile weapons labs” was a particularly poorly done piece of stagecraft – we were both hooting about the little pickup trucks bouncing over rutted sandy roads while purportedly carrying dangerous explosives and lab equipment. We decided someone had taped some yahoo’s old Ford traveling a remote area of the Arizona desert and slapped the photos into a powerpoint presentation. It was simply laughable. And Powell did NOT believe any of that crap himself.

      Yet it took us to “war”. Hey, can you still call it a war if you have to invent your own enemy?

      -Teri

      05/4/12 12:50 PM | Comment Link

    • Ralph said...

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      Bush made Powell’s son Michael FCC chairman in January of 2011. Gratitude that disengaged the due-diligence gears?

      05/4/12 12:52 PM | Comment Link

    • Meloveconsullongtime said...

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      “Enjoy your time in Hell, Colin, roommates with Robert McNamara”

      No, in Hell Colin’s roommate will be THIS guy (warning, obscenity, not safe for work):

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35zNXX7_f7o

      05/4/12 2:17 PM | Comment Link

    • Meloveconsullongtime said...

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      PS, as a Christian I’m obliged to say I hope Colin Powell can avoid Hell. The private sacrament of confession is available to him if he converts to Catholicism. On the other hand, being absolved of his sins does not give him immunity from prosecution in this world.

      05/4/12 2:21 PM | Comment Link

    • Meloveconsullongtime said...

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      PPS, Colin Powell’s being butt-raped in prison would be preferable to what will happen to him if he goes to Hell with the blood of hundreds of thousands on his unrepentant soul.

      NO, Colin, “Try to get over it” is NOT repentance. True repentance is like this (Psalm 51):

      “3Have mercy on me, God, in accord with your merciful love;

      in your abundant compassion blot out my transgressions.

      4Thoroughly wash away my guilt;

      and from my sin cleanse me.

      5For I know my transgressions;

      my sin is always before me.b

      6Against you, you alone have I sinned;

      I have done what is evil in your eyes

      So that you are just in your word,

      and without reproach in your judgment.c

      7Behold, I was born in guilt,

      in sin my mother conceived me.*d

      8Behold, you desire true sincerity;

      and secretly you teach me wisdom.

      9Cleanse me with hyssop,* that I may be pure;

      wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.e

      10You will let me hear gladness and joy;

      the bones you have crushed will rejoice.
      II

      11Turn away your face from my sins;

      blot out all my iniquities.

      12A clean heart create for me, God;

      renew within me a steadfast spirit.f

      13Do not drive me from before your face,

      nor take from me your holy spirit.g

      14Restore to me the gladness of your salvation;

      uphold me with a willing spirit.

      15I will teach the wicked your ways,

      that sinners may return to you….”

      05/4/12 2:28 PM | Comment Link

    • Meloveconsullongtime said...

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      PPPS, Colin Powell, even if you don’t convert, could you at least have the decency to say in public, “I am a liar whose lies caused mass murder, and now I feel like a dick?”

      05/4/12 2:32 PM | Comment Link

    • Corinne said...

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      I listened to Colin Powell’s UN Presentation on NPR and it was evident that he wasn’t telling the truth.

      “If you are responsible, own up to it.”

      If? Oy.

      05/4/12 2:47 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      8

      Wait, what? Rewriting his-story, Colin Comes Clean in “Enema of the People.”

      05/4/12 6:01 PM | Comment Link

    • jo6pac said...

      9

      Mr. Van Buren, I think you were holding back a little please tell us how you really feel.

      I agree with this statement by Mr. Van Buren.

      05/4/12 9:59 PM | Comment Link

    • Administrator said...

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      If I told you how I really felt I’d probably end up on another Secret Service watch list.

      05/4/12 10:37 PM | Comment Link

    • Steve Jones said...

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      When McNamara’s book was published, I declared there’s no way I’m reading that friggin’ thing.

      But I bought it anyway.

      Some years later, I read it. The link on my name is my obit for McNamara.

      Here we go again. Maybe when you’ve died, Mr. Secretary. Maybe then will I give a goddamn what you have to say.

      05/5/12 2:06 AM | Comment Link

    • jim said...

      12

      Yeah, but didn’t you, and all your friends in State, do the same thing? You claim you opposed the war and you constantly insult the entire leadership of the US who took us to war (both political parties wanted it), yet you didn’t resign. You took the extra pay to go over there. Once there, if you didn’t already know, you saw things were not going to work, but you still didn’t resign. So what is the difference between you and Powell?
      By the same token, I have a similar problem with those that supported the war. Why didn’t they volunteer to help. Whether in the military, as a contractor, as a truck driver, as anything. The problem with this war has been those in the government that claimed they opposed it, didn’t really and those who claimed they supported it, didn’t really.

      05/5/12 8:21 AM | Comment Link

    • Meloveconsullongtime said...

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      05/5/12 9:23 AM | Comment Link

    • Administrator said...

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      Differences Between Powell and Me

      I didn’t lie to the entire world. Powell did.
      I went to Iraq and put up with the danger and hardships. Powell did not.
      As soon as I learned the truth about Iraq, I wrote a book to tell others, at the cost of my job and a chunk of my life. Powell did not.
      My loyalty remains to the Constitution and I live that way. Powell does not.
      Any blood on my hands is my own. Unlike Powell.

      That should answer your question.

      05/5/12 2:32 PM | Comment Link

    • jhoover said...

      15

      He is main lire in the entire story behind him those masters who faked the war.
      Peter you stated US casualties what about those innocents Iraq (Iraqi Civilian
      ) they had nothing done to you and US killed them?
      What about those 5000,000 babies and kids died because of Saddam Propaganda as your US officials and media make you and the rest believe in these lies before the war broken? The ugly lady Madeline Albright telling all the word on TV “It’s worth it” ….. IS there more criminal act than her?
      Iraqi Civilian

      Adding all above those 5-8 million Iraqis fled their country before the war and after due to they realised that the imminent or due to US /Paul Bremer (the US thieve in Iraq) dismantled Iraqi army and police asking Al-Qaida comes in!!
      Finally let reads these word of the song before the war and after 2003 its came a reality!

      Now that I escape, sleepwalker awake
      Those who could relate know the world ain’t cake
      Jail bars ain’t golden gates
      Those who fake, they break,
      When they meet their 400 pound mate
      If I could rule the world
      Everyone would have a gun in the ghetto of course
      When giddyupin’ on their horse
      I Kick a rhyme drinkin’ moonshine
      I pour a sip on the concrete, for the deceased
      But no don’t weep, Wyclef’s in a state of sleep
      Thinkin’ ’bout the robbery that I did last week.
      Money in the bag, banker looked like a drag
      I want to play with pelicans from here to Baghdad
      Gun blast, think fast, I think I’m hit
      My girl pinched my hips to see if I still exist.
      I think not, I’ll send a letter to my friends,
      A born again hooligan only to be king again.

      05/5/12 6:08 PM | Comment Link

    • jhoover said...

      16

      I have a similar problem with those that supported the war. Why didn’t they volunteer to help. Whether in the military, as a contractor, as a truck driver, as anything.

      In 2003 I became a civilian contractor, just shortly after the Iraq invasion. I began working in the security field for a prime Defense Contractor in support of U.S. operations. After several years of working in Iraq I was then transferred to Afghanistan. Following Afghanistan, I left and returned to Iraq in 2010 where I continued supporting the war effort. During my time working overseas I have had the privilege to meet some incredible people, important contacts and connections as well as form many lasting friendships.

      I began the American Contractor blog in June 2006 after reading a lot of misleading and false information regarding Iraq. I wanted to give a true and accurate opinion and commentary of what was happening in Iraq and in the region. Since I not only worked in Iraq but also resided there I felt I was more than qualified and knowledgeable enough to give a commentary just as good as anyone else’s in the blogosphere.

      As far as my identity goes, in the past I did not feel comfortable enough to disclose my identity due to employment agreements and contract confidentiality rules that I had to abide by at the time. Why the change? I am no longer bound by those agreements and have recently decided to fully disclose my background in the about page.

      In my travels, I have met many contractors who enjoy working overseas while making a great living supporting their families back in the USA. I know that if given the opportunity, many would return to their States or Countries if provided with other means or opportunities to support their families. I myself, was one of those individuals. Always in search of opportunities that could replace my current income overseas while providing me the luxury of also spending time with family. I would much rather be in the USA than half way around the world risking my life and being separated from my family. I had the realization one day that life was too short and I needed to make a change.

      05/5/12 7:49 PM | Comment Link

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      17

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      Before Seymour Hersh broke the story of the My Lai massacre, another soldier who’d witnessed similar atrocities against Vietnamese civilians wrote a letter to alert his superiors. The letter from the whistleblower was handed upward until it landed on Colin Powell’s desk, who made it his mission to investigate the letter writer rather than the war crimes, with the aim of discrediting the soldier with a conscience before the report became public knowledge. It was due to actions such as this that Powell was promoted, being useful to the Pentagon to defuse what could have been explosive. (A little like how William Rehnquist landed on the Supreme Court where he could subvert democracy after having earlier proved his usefulness to the Republican hierarchy through vote suppression in Arizona.)

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