• Iraq War Anniversary: Me and Colin Powell in the NYC

    March 24, 2014

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    Posted in: Embassy/State, Iraq




    I love New York. What other city in the United States has public art openly mocking former Secretary of State and Bush Lickspittle Toady Colin Powell?


    In the High Line Park, in the Meatpacking District, stands a bust of Colin Powell, his mighty frame bursting out of well-sculpted living rock. Held in his hand (see arrow) is a vial of fake Iraqi anthrax. The statue mimics Powell’s actual performance at the UN.

    Powell Sells Out America

    Last week marked the 11th anniversary of the Iraq War, so Powell’s self-debasement took place some 11 years ago. A little recap is due.

    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 knew Bush was an idiot puppet, and Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld psychopathic fibbers, Powell convincingly represented the United States’ case for war.

    Of course, everything Powell said was a lie. If Powell somehow did not know what he was saying was a lie even as the words oozed out of his mouth that day, he soon came to know, as did the rest of the world, that Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction, and that the whole 2003 invasion of Iraq was a thin sham. In his autobiography, Powell had this to say:

    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.


    Doing the Right Thing

    And of course as soon as Powell found out the intel was not just flawed, but completely made up, he resigned in a dramatic protest and attempt to restore America’s credibility, right? Powell went to the media and told everyone that the Iraq War was started on false pretenses? Nope. He served out his four years as Secretary of State.

    Powell-erful stuff. One hopes that the over 4,400 Americans who died in Iraq, the over 100,000 Iraqis who died and the taxpayers who watched a trillion dollars poured into the sand there are equally moved to know that it was all a “blot.” The direct relation between the chaos unleashed by the upsetting of the balance of power in the Mideast through that invasion, and the engorging mess in Syria, Libya and everywhere else, is just a sideshow one guesses to that “blot.”

    Another Blot?

    Colin does love his blots. He said this about Hillary Clinton and the deaths of four Americans at Benghazi:

    I think she’s had a distinguished record. And I don’t think that this one incident– which is one of these things that those of us in government have been through many, many times where suddenly an action happens late at night– I don’t think it’s a blot on her record.


    Enjoy

    It is almost comical to remind that Powell served out his full term as Secretary of State, and was never prosecuted, punished or sanctioned for his lies. He now reportedly earns $40,000 a speech, and is in demand for fundraisers and motivational sales events.

    We’ll enjoy your statue in New York City Colin. You eventually will enjoy your time in Hell, cellmates 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 in not speaking up. Only cowards remain silent, and that is your legacy. But do enjoy the money. That is your penance.



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    • Rich Bauer said...

      1

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

      There’s no fool like an OLD fool, unless you remember the fool’s Vietnam War record.

      03/24/14 1:26 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      2

      There is no I in “Team Player”, but there are two in “IDIOT.”

      http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/colin3.html

      03/24/14 1:30 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      3

      quote:”In the High Line Park, in the Meatpacking District, stands a bust of Colin Powell,”unquote

      The meatpacking district How fitting. High irony at it’s best. Too bad it’s not over his grave.

      03/24/14 1:37 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      4

      “There is no I in “Team Player”, but there are two in “IDIOT.”

      Yes, also in a confessional..”I did it”, which I’m sure will come out on his judgement day.

      03/24/14 1:45 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      5

      He served as a valuable “tool” to reveal the stunning stupidity of the DUMBEST COUNTRY ON THE PLANET.

      03/24/14 1:47 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      6

      Hillary will probably pick him to be VP to keep that Obama-hopeless-and-nothing-changes crap going.

      03/24/14 2:34 PM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

      7

      “But do enjoy the money. That is your penance.”

      Oh how wonderfully Dante-esque!

      But still, IS that his penance? Let’s see which of the circles of Dante’s Hell will be Colin Powell’s destination:

      1. Limbo? Where there is no suffering except for deprivation of Heaven? That’s where the “Virtuous Pagans” go, and they enjoy the Light of Reason. No, Powell will go farther down;

      Circles 2 to 5, the sins of intemperance: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, and Wrath: Maybe a case could be made for greed, but I think he’ll go farther down:

      6. Heresy, no, farther down;

      7. Violence, now we’re getting warmer, but no, Colin belongs farther down;

      8. …warmer…

      9. TRAITORS! In his case, traitors to country. That’s just one level above Judas Iscariot (traitor to God). Powell will be eternally encased in ice up to his neck, right next to Saddam Hussein who will eternally gnaw on Powell’s head.

      http://www.parseerror.com/vis/inferno/inferno-map-3200.jpg

      03/24/14 3:11 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      8

      “It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.” – Colin Powell

      Go back to sleep, Colin.

      NEWSFLASH: Afghan President Hamid Karzai, already at odds with the U.S. over a vital security pact, snubbed western leaders once again by joining the likes of Syria and Venezuela in backing Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The statement said “we respect the decision the people of Crimea took through a recent referendum that considers Crimea as part of the Russian Federation.”

      Hope he waited until the check cleared.

      03/24/14 3:46 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      9

      “Powell will be eternally encased in ice up to his neck, right next to Saddam Hussein who will eternally gnaw on Powell’s head.”

      BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OH man, now that’s justice. Now, for Bush/Cheney. One more notch down.

      “It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.” – Colin Powell

      Says Powell as he’s standing up to his waist in Hell’s cesspool. “Hmmm, that’s not as bad as I thought.” Just then, the devil’s whistle blows whereby he says..OK you assholes..this century’s break is over..back on your heads.

      03/24/14 7:28 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      10

      Colin always had his head up Bush’s ass.

      03/24/14 10:20 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      The Powell Bust should be relocated to the red light district where whores earn an honest living.

      03/25/14 1:44 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      12

      “The Powell Bust should be relocated to the red light district where whores earn an honest living.”

      Powell is an insult to whores the world over.

      03/26/14 2:35 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      13

      NEWSFLASH: The 2014 Colin Powell award for biggest lie by a government official of the DUMBEST COUNTRY ON THE PLANET(tm) goes to the Famous But Incompetent for its BS story justifying its Orlando botched arrest/murder of a guy who was “definitely” confessing to three murders.

      03/26/14 11:01 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      14

      The devil is in the details of “Rosemary’s Baby” –

      http://antiwar.com/blog/2014/03/24/spy-chief-james-clapper-wins-rosemary-award/

      03/26/14 12:14 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      What is it with all this afterlife comeuppance for Powell? It doesn’t happen is my speculation. Powell is probably doing OK as long as he hangs with his close buddies.

      04/2/14 12:20 PM | Comment Link

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