Skip to comments.Colin Powell suggests media had 'hysterical' reaction to reports on Russian bounty intelligence
Posted on 07/09/2020 1:30:09 PM PDT by knighthawk
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell indicated on Thursday that media figures overreacted to a recent report that Russian officials placed bounties on the lives of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.
"What I know is that our military commanders on the ground did not think that it was as serious a problem as the newspapers were reporting and television was reporting," Powell told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. "It got kind of out of control before we really had an understanding of what had happened. Im not sure we fully understand now."
He added: "But [commander of U.S. Central Command] General [Kenneth] McKenzie ... he did not think this was of that level of importance to us. Remember, its not the intelligence community thats going to go fight these guys, its the guys on the ground. Its our troops. Its our commanders who are going to go deal with this kind of a threat, using intelligence that was given to them by the intelligence community.
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How could he tell?
The MSM has been in a state of hysteria since Trump came down the escalator.
Powell danced on stage at obama’s inauguration...haven’t had much use for him since that.
# Walk it back Colon!
If you’ve lost Colin Powell, you really are the far left. He can speak from experience on having questionable intel.
He really thinks we're that stupid? What a doorknob...
Another opportunity for Powell to tell everyone he’s not voting Republican... as he’s stated like clockwork every four years for the last 20 years.
Wow. How could Powell figure this out. Next thing he will tell us the sky is blue.
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