Crantag wrote:I say, fuck Colin Powell, and I will say I pretty much agree with @colliric.
And I agreed with Member @Godstud, once he came around to essentially the same position.
What it is, I tuned into PBS the day he died (I was visiting my dad and he had on PBS), and all they could talk about was Colin Powell.
He might have been a good nice guy in his personal life, but I am not one for celebrating war criminals.
He bargained with the devil, he lied on behalf of his career ambitions, but he was an instrumental figure in lying the American public into the Iraq War, and there's no two ways about it.
I'd certainly sooner piss on his grave than celebrate his life.
He seemed like a good guy, he was probably being a good soldier and took orders from his Commander-In-Chief when it came to the UN presentation. Soliders are trained to follow orders and not question superiors even if they disagree. He was known to be bullied by Rumsfeld in the W.H.
He wasn't a neocon, as far as I'm aware. That war was orchestrated by Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Bush, and the other neocons in the W.H. At least Powell had the good sense to resign. I'd like to know his real thoughts on everything that went down.