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  • Exclusive: Armitage to back Clinton over Trump

    06/16/2016 10:41:18 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | Michael Crowley
    Richard Armitage, the deputy secretary of state under George W. Bush, says he will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, in one of the most dramatic signs yet that Republican national security elites are rejecting their party’s presumptive nominee. Armitage, a retired Navy officer who also served as an assistant secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan, is thought by Clinton aides to be the highest ranking former GOP national security official to openly support Clinton over Trump.
  • Chris Wallace LOSES IT With Adam Schiff Over Hillary Clinton Emails on Fox News Sunday

    06/03/2016 9:43:56 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | May 29, 2016 | TheWorldIsMineNews (youtube)
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace clashed Sunday over a watchdog report released that showed Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton didn't comply with rules set by the State Department. "She was mistaken. She thought it was approved, and the practice was allowed, and she wrong," Schiff said about Clinton's use of a personal email server during her tenure as secretary of State. "The report also makes clear that Secretary Powell also thought it was appropriate to use a personal server, private server," said Schiff, who is also a ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee....
  • Hillary caught lying dead to rights

    05/29/2016 4:02:19 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-29-16 | DrJohn
    Oh my. The phrase "dead to rights" has a number of possible origins, my favorite being the George Matsell version: DEAD TO RIGHTS. Positively guilty, and no way of getting clear. You can actually read Matsell's entire book here. Hillary Clinton has been caught lying dead to rights. We've watched for the last couple of years as her email story has come undone piece by piece. Clinton’s stories continue to evolve. In 2007 having a secret email account was “shredding the Constitution.” Back on March 10 of last year, there was no classified information on her server: “I did not...
  • Bolton Criticized by Former Intel Official

    05/06/2005 3:34:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 44 replies · 1,070+ views
    AP ^ | 5/6/5 | BARRY SCHWEID
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- John R. Bolton, nominated to be U.N. ambassador, vastly overrated the military might of Syria and Cuba and had to be talked into toning down his assessments, a former senior intelligence official told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff Friday. Robert L. Hutchings, who was responsible for coordinating American intelligence assessments in 2003, told the committee staff he felt Bolton was intent on drawing conclusions in public speeches that were "politicized" and exceeded U.S. intelligence on both countries, said a committee source, speaking on condition of anonymity. In another interview, former Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief...
  • Connecting Some Dots in Plamegate

    04/18/2006 7:39:00 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 28 replies · 1,952+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/18/06 | Rick Ballard w. M. Lopez
    Speculation is mounting (except, of course, among the “professional” press), as to the identities of six of the eight individuals included in the Libby subpoena to The New York Times (see Clarice Feldman’s piece here). The Times deemed the identities of only two of the parties worthy of release, former CIA director George Tenet and former White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer. The names of the other six remain elusive
  • Romanian Clinton Server Hacker: ‘It Was Easy’

    05/04/2016 5:10:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/4/16 | Alyssa Canobbio
    The Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer” who hacked into Hillary Clinton’s private email server told Fox News that “it was easy.” “For me, it was easy … easy for me, for everybody,” Marcel Lehel Lazar, also know as “Guccifer,” told Fox News’ Catherine Herridge in a phone interview. Lazar said that he first hacked into Sidney Blumenthal’s AOL account in March of 2013 and used it to get into Clinton’s server that he says he accessed twice. He explained that he did research on the internet and then guessed the answers to Blumenthal’s security questions. Lazar said that the security...
  • Former Sanders adviser: 'Israel will be eliminated'

    04/20/2016 9:49:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    inn ^ | 4/20/16 | David Rosenberg
    Retired US Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson is no stranger to controversy, with a legacy of questionable statements on Israel and the US government. In 2013 the former chief of staff for then-Secretary of State Colin Powell suggested that Israel was responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. In 2007 Wilkerson appeared in a Dutch documentary, claiming that American foreign policy was dominated by “the Jewish lobby”. Despite his history of inflammatory rhetoric and frequent conspiracy theories, Wilkerson was tapped to serve as a military and foreign policy adviser for the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2015. In the wake...
  • Powell Blames Himself, Others For Specious Iraq WMD Claims to U.N.

    02/15/2016 1:47:17 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 57 replies
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell in a new book said he blames himself for not trusting his instinct and making what proved to be false assertions to the United Nations about Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction, Bloomberg reported earlier this month (see GSN, Feb. 17, 2011). Powell's high-profile February 2003 prewar presentation to the U.N. Security Council included now-discredited claims that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had movable biological weapons facilities and was involved in a "sinister nexus" with al-Qaeda. No evidence of active WMD production facilities or usable stockpiles have been found in Iraq following the...
  • Cowboy President Is Courting Disaster, Says Powell's Man

    10/20/2005 6:46:14 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 1,623+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-21-2005 | Francis Harris
    Cowboy president is courting disaster, says Powell's man By Francis Harris (Filed: 21/10/2005) Colin Powell's right-hand man has launched a blistering attack on the White House, describing President George W Bush as "cowboyish", his secretary of state Condoleezza Rice as "extremely weak" and American foreign policy as "courting disaster". The attack came from Col Larry Wilkerson, who for four years was Mr Powell's chief of staff at the state department during the first Bush administration. In a sometimes savagely phrased speech at a Washington think-tank, the former US marine said that the Bush team had so damaged the country's foreign...
  • Did Former Powell Aide Wilkerson Just Threaten Schumer for Supporting Israel?

    04/14/2015 5:51:45 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You're a TV show host, and your guest has just suggested he'd like to "do something" to a sitting US senator such that he doesn't even want to describe it on air. Think you might challenge him about it? Not if you're Ed Schultz. On this evening's Ed Show, renegade "Republican" Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell and a big supporter of President Obama's Iran deal, was complaining about Democrats who have questioned the deal. According to Wilkerson, the problem is people who are too "enamored about the State of Israel." Singling out Chuck Schumer, Wilkerson said...
  • 'Smoking gun' emails just released by UK Daily Mail prove Hillary a bigger liar than Tony Blair

    10/18/2015 10:06:33 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 18 October 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The UK Daily Mail is making big headlines (at the top of the Drudge Report page as I write) with its exclusive story purporting to prove that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair was committed to war with Iraq at a time he was telling the British public that he was seeking a diplomatic solution. The email it cites came from “a batch of secret emails held on the private server of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton which U.S. courts have forced her to reveal.” I think the Daily Mail has buried the lead. For one thing, the secret memo...
  • Colin Powell slams Donald Trump's immigration plan

    10/01/2015 12:38:17 PM PDT · by detective · 86 replies
    yahoo News ^ | ‎October‎ ‎1‎, ‎2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Republican Party has shifted much further right than the rest of the country — and GOP leaders must get its fringe members in line. During an appearance at the Washington Ideas Forum on Wednesday, Powell said it “should be obvious to party leaders that they cannot keep saying and doing the things that they were doing and hope to be successful in national-level election in the future, not just in 2016.”
  • Colin Powell: ‘I Want to Continue to Be a Republican Because It Annoys Them’

    10/01/2015 8:50:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/01/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who endorsed President Obama in 2008 and 2012, told the Washington Ideas Forum that there’s a special reason why he doesn’t change his party affiliation. Powell confirmed that he’s still a registered Republican. “I want to continue to be a Republican because it annoys them,” he quipped. “I think the party has shifted much further right than where the country is and it should be obvious to party leaders that they cannot keep saying and doing the things that they were doing and hope to be successful in national-level election in the future, not...
  • U.S. not ready to go after Hussein

    12/19/2001 8:44:12 PM PST · by StoneColdGOP · 7 replies · 83+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | December 19, 2001 | By Warren P. Strobel
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush and his top advisers have decided, for now, against launching a war to overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the next phase of the U.S.-led war on terrorism, according to senior U.S. officials and Western diplomats. With the al-Qaeda terrorist network all but vanquished in Afghanistan, speculation has been growing that Bush would turn his sights on Hussein, a longtime U.S. nemesis who is known to have chemical and biological weapons. Iraq also is believed to be working on obtaining nuclear weapons. But the officials and diplomats, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Bush's ...
  • Colin Powell: Iran Deal is 'Pretty Good Deal'

    09/08/2015 9:34:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 09/08/15 | Bradford Thomas
    CHUCK TODD: ...let's start right with Iran. Is this a good deal? COLIN POWELL: I think it is a good deal. I studied very carefully the outline of the deal and what's in that deal. And I've also carefully looked at the opposition to the deal. And my judgment, after balancing those two sets of information is that it's a pretty good deal. Now, I know that there are objections to it, but here's why I think it's a good deal. One of the great concerns that the opposition has, that we're leaving open a lane for the Iranians to...
  • Colin Powell: Iran pact a 'pretty good deal'

    09/06/2015 12:21:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/2015 | Scott Wong
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell came out in support of President Obama’s agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program, calling it a “pretty good deal.” Powell, a retired general who led the State Department under GOP President George W. Bush, said he had vigorously studied the deal and listened to arguments from both supporters and opponents. “My judgment after balancing those two sets of information is that it’s a pretty good deal,” Powell declared on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “The great concern from the opposition is that we’re leaving open a lane for Iran to create a nuclear weapon in...
  • Colin Powell Backs Iran Deal as ‘Israel Lobby’ Crumbles

    09/06/2015 12:12:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/06/2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Secretary of State and Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell backed the Iran deal on Sunday. The retired statesman, who played a key role in the push for war in Iraq, later supported Barack Obama for president. Powell made his announcements on NBC News’ Meet the Press on Sunday. “My judgment…is that it’s a pretty good deal.” Powell said that while Iran could continue working toward a nuclear weapon when the deal expires, the agreement would at least slow that down. “We have stopped this highway race that they were going down.” Powell added that “they get nothing”...
  • Nobody Voted for Colin Powell

    11/07/2004 7:56:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 97 replies · 1,614+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-6-04 | Beth Goodtree
    This past week America went to the polls to vote for a president. However, we Americans never get to choose our Secretary of State. Now that President Bush has won a mandate for a second term, it's about time he cleaned house -- paying special attention to the cabinet. To say that many of us are upset with his choice of Colin Powell would be an understatement. Mr. Powell is a relic from two administrations back who helped lead the US into allowing Saddam Hussein to remain in tyranny. Add to Mr. Powell's ignoble history his statement to the Arabs...
  • The Brilliance of General Powell

    07/08/2015 7:33:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | September 20, 2010
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to General Powell, General Powell on Meet the Depressed yesterday with David Gregory. First question that we have from Gregory: "This time about a year ago, General Powell, you were in a feud with former Vice President Cheney, with Rush Limbaugh about the nature of the Republican Party, and this is what you said in May of 2009: 'Rush Limbaugh says, "Get out of the room."' [sic] The Republican Party was talking to you. Dick Cheney says, 'He's already out,' speaking about you. (SNIP) I have a question regarding all of the illegals running around...
  • Colin Powell rips Trump, would tell hotel workers to stay home

    07/08/2015 7:18:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/8/15 | PAUL BEDARD
    Unprovoked, former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell Wednesday night slammed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's focus on barring illegal immigrants. At a Library of Congress lecture conference to promote bipartisanship, he said, "I would like to go to every Trump hotel and ask all the employees not to show up tomorrow. They'd be nobody there, they're immigrants."
  • Did Capitol Hill Blue Post An Article With Fabrications?

    07/08/2003 1:32:03 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 227 replies · 9,947+ views
    In this article on Capitol Hill Blue, there are the following lines:"The report had already been discredited," said Terrance J. Wilkinson, a CIA advisor present at two White House briefings. "This point was clearly made when the President was in the room during at least two of the briefings." Bush's response was anger, Wilkinson said. "He said that if the current operatives working for the CIA couldn't prove the story was true, then the agency had better find some who could," Wilkinson said. "He said he knew the story was true and so would the world after American troops secured...
  • MSM Recycles anti-W story: Former aide to Powell opens fire on US administration

    12/24/2005 3:18:34 PM PST · by pittsburgh gop guy · 21 replies · 1,073+ views
    AFP/Yahoo News ^ | Sat Dec 24,12:34 PM ET | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The former top aide to then-secretary of state Colin Powell has reportedly emerged as an increasingly high-profile and vocal critic of US administration policy at home and abroad. Lawrence Wilkerson, who was Powell's chief-of-staff, "says his decision to speak in the open about the policy wars of the first Bush term was slow in coming, but a major factor was the revelations about Abu Ghraib, which he said he realized ... had resulted from decisions on prisoner treatment and intelligence set shortly after September 11, 2001," the New York Times reported. "What I saw was a cabal...
  • “The GOP has scores of racists”: A former Bush official condemns modern Republican orthodoxy

    04/10/2015 7:09:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Salon ^ | 04/10/2015 | Manny Otiko
    Lawrence Wilkerson is a contradictory figure. Wilkerson is a career military man, who served as chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell; but he has also voiced reluctance to involve American forces in foreign conflicts, and slammed the Bush administration for its handling of the Iraq War. He is also a lifelong Republican who, far from just criticizing his party, has actually gone on the warpath against it at times. When Powell was attacked by conservatives in 2012 for endorsing Barack Obama for reelection — Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu famously suggested that the endorsement was motivated by...
  • New revelation helps exonerate Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    In a book just released, The Story: A Reporter's Journey, Judith Miller, a key witness in the Libby prosecution, states that Patrick Fitzgerald had offered repeatedly to drop all charges against Lewis Libby if he would "deliver" Vice President Cheney to him. In addition, she charges that Fitzgerald manipulated her into incorrectly testifying about a critical conversation she had with Libby and withheld exculpatory evidence from both her and the defense in order to induce her mistaken testimony – testimony the prosecution knew was made because she was acting under a false belief....[must read snip]....Rizzo, of course, is focused only...
  • Private Emails Reveal SoS Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network (nothing about bridesmaid's dresses)

    03/28/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 81 replies
    propublica.com ^ | 3/27/15 | JEFF GERTH w/ Sam Biddle of, Gawker
    Updated March 27 to include responses from the FBI and the State Department. Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack. Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account. The emails, which were posted on the internet...
  • Team Hillary Invokes The 'Everybody Does It' Defense

    03/19/2015 10:13:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 19, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    mailgate: Spokesperson Jen Psaki now says that the State Department has no record of Hillary Clinton signing Form OF-109, and it could find no record of Colin Powell or Condoleezza Rice signing it either. Why check that? 'We have reviewed Secretary Clinton's official personnel file and administrative files and have no record of her signing the OF-109," Psaki said Tuesday, not bothering to explain why that seemingly simple check wasn't done earlier. Of course, there's no evidence or statement from Hillary that she did not sign the form, though Psaki added, "I think we are fairly certain she did not...
  • Gen. Powell, Who are the GOP's 'dark veins'? (... with list of liberals' 'racist' comments)

    03/18/2015 9:14:23 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND ^ | March 18, 2015 | Larry Elder
    The Republican Party, says former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, suffers from a “dark vein of intolerance.” We salute Powell’s service. He is a heavily decorated vet who served two tours of duty in Vietnam when things were hot and heavy over there. But General, care to name names? Who are these “intolerant” Republicans? Why engage in accusation by innuendo? By all means, name them, shame them – make them famous. In the meantime, while Powell composes his list, we compile some questions to some possible left-leaning “dark veins of intolerance”: What color was Rep. Maxine Waters’, D-Calif., “vein”...
  • Hillary’s Hezbollah-Friendly Donor

    03/16/2015 6:34:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Joe Schoffstall
    The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from a former deputy prime minister of Lebanon known for defending Hezbollah, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. Issam Fares, a Lebanese billionaire who has established himself in the United States as a prominent philanthropist, has given between $1 and $5 million in donations to the Clintons’ foundation with donations coming as recently as last year, according to a public donor disclosure list on the foundation’s website.. *SNIP* “It seems the Zionist lobby in the United States and its agents in the region were displeased and worried that...
  • Colin Powell Still Sees ‘Dark Vein of Racism’ in GOP, Country at Large

    03/08/2015 11:50:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 03/07/2015 | Evan McMurry
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell told ABC News’ George Stephanopolous that he still sees a “dark vein of racism” in his party and America at large, part of the country’s protracted transformation from its institutionalized racist past. “I still see it in the Republican Party,” Powell said. “And I still see it in other parts of our country. You don’t have to be Republican to be touched by this dark vein.” “America is still going through this transformation from where we were 50, 60 years ago,” Powell said. “You have to remember it was just 60 or 70 years...
  • VIDEO: Colin Powell Still Sees ‘Dark Vein of Racism’ in GOP (Not YouTube title, but should be)

    03/08/2015 9:25:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Colon Bowel
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 March 2015

    03/08/2015 5:20:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 90 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 March 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 8th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. ; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Lewis.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Benjamin Crump, lawyer for the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson.THIS WEEK (ABC): Mayor James Knowles of Ferguson, Missouri;...
  • Morning Joe: NYT Reporter Fearing 'Retribution' From Hillary Camp for Email Story?

    03/03/2015 5:32:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have wondered out loud whether Michael Schmidt, the New York Times reporter who broke the story about Hillary using private email during her time as Secretary of State, might be fearing "retribution" from Hillary's camp. When Joe and Mika interviewed New York Times Schmidt on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough had to work to get Schmidt to say something that was in his own article: that while Colin Powell also used private email as Secretary of State, there were no rules prohibiting that at the time. Later, Joe and Mika later remarked that they were "taken...
  • State Dept. Point Person on Islamic Nations Resigns

    03/03/2003 12:11:03 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 4 replies · 156+ views
    foxnews ^ | 3-3-3
    <p>WASHINGTON — Charlotte Beers, the Bush administration's point person for improving the U.S. image in the Muslim world, is resigning because of health reasons, a State Department official said Monday.</p> <p>The official, asking not be identified, said Beers' resignation will become effective in about two weeks.</p>
  • Uncle Sam's Makeover

    05/25/2002 6:17:40 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 8 replies · 386+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/03/2002 | Stephen F. Hayes
    The State Department's answer to Osama bin Laden is to "redefine America." SHORTLY AFTER her confirmation as the State Department's top communications whiz last October, Charlotte Beers said she hoped to create among the world's one billion Muslims an "understanding that they don't need to kill us to get our attention." To accomplish that patronizing goal, Beers and her State Department colleagues have undertaken a "public diplomacy" campaign in the Muslim world. The effort will naturally require unceasing "dialogue" and involve lots of "listening." There will be pamphlets, CD-ROMs, public service announcements, a State Department magazine for young Muslim males....
  • Uganda - Laura Bush cries in Entebbe

    07/12/2003 12:23:38 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 257+ views
    The Monitor (Kampala, Uganda) ^ | July 12, 2003 | Badru D. Mulumba
    The US First Lady, Laura Bush, had tears in her eyes yesterday as she listened to a performance by the Watoto children's choir - made up mainly of children orphaned by HIV/Aids. Laura, and her husband, US President George W. Bush, were at The Aids Support Organisation clinic in Entebbe on the last stop of their four-hour visit to Uganda. During the emotional presentation, where President Yoweri Museveni was also present, Ms Bush wiped tears from her eyes as the children sang Christian songs of hope in English. Later, President Bush promised more support to Uganda in the fight...
  • Powell blames Hamas, Islamic Jihad for Palestinians' situation

    06/22/2003 9:25:08 AM PDT · by veronica · 11 replies · 217+ views
    Haaretz ^ | June 21, 2003 | Arnon Regular, Yossi Verter, Shlomo Shamir
    DEAD SEA, Jordan - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he was concerned about the Israeli killing of a leading member of Hamas but nevertheless emphasized that Hamas and Islamic Jihad shoulder primary responsibility for the difficult situation facing the Palestinian people. Powell added that Middle East peace negotiators needed to keep working despite the killing of the Hamas leader in Hebron on Saturday at the hands of Israeli special police forces. "I regret we had an incident that could be an impediment to progress," he told a news conference after a meeting of the "Quartet" of key...
  • Targets of terror financing probe had political clout (Norquist and Saffuri alerts)

    12/12/2003 8:31:22 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 16 replies · 378+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 12th, 2003 | EUNICE MOSCOSO and REBECCA CARR
    WASHINGTON -- Nine days after the federal government raided their homes and businesses, leaders of an alleged terror financing operation were given the opportunity to question the agency investigating them. The meeting on March 29, 2002, in the office of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is an example of the political clout of what the government calls the "Safa Group," a web of companies and nonprofits based in northern Virginia. One week later, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill met with Muslim leaders with connections to the Safa Group to hear complaints about the raids. The leaders are suspected of running more...
  • DiFi Absolves One Republican from Blame for Torture

    12/09/2014 2:26:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, Dianne Feinstein today absolved one Republican from any blame. One Republican had nothing to do with torture. Only one Republican would have stood up and demanded it stopped if he had known. Only one Republican out there would have had the honor and the guts to stop it, and therefore only one Republican is worthy of being exempted and absolved of any blame for all of this torture and all of the assault on our good values and so forth. Who do you think that one Republican who is blameless is? I ran this by Snerdley, he said,...
  • Colin Powell: ‘Certain elements’ in Republican Party ‘demonize’ minorities, women

    02/07/2014 10:15:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell doubled down on comments last year describing a “dark vein of intolerance” in the Republican Party, attacking voter ID laws and claiming there are “certain elements in the party that seem to go out of their way to demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look like.” Powell made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell marking the beginning of Black History Month. “You said that there’s a dark vein of intolerance in your Republican Party,” Mitchell told Powell. “I will repeat that now,” he responded....
  • Colin Powell: ‘Elements’ in GOP ‘Demonize People Who Don’t Look Like the Way They’d Like’

    02/07/2014 12:27:07 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 81 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Noah Rothman | February 7th, 2014
    Appearing on MSNBC, former Secretary of State Colin Powell savaged the Republican Party of which he says he is still a member for catering to “elements” that are overtly hostile to people of other races or nationalities. Powell told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that there are groups within the GOP who “demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look.” He added that, for this reason, he believes the GOP needs him more than the Democratic Party needs him. He said that even senior-level Republicans continue to make “statements about women” and “minorities” that make the party...
  • Colin Powell, Once GOP Dream President, Is Socialist (Good article)

    12/11/2013 4:23:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 11, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Revelation: Colin Powell, George W. Bush's secretary of state, has confirmed the suspicion that derailed his plan to run for president: He's not just a liberal, but a socialist. It's been a long time ago now, but Powell was once the dream Republican presidential candidate for a lot of pundits, campaign experts and ordinary Americans who appreciated his outstanding military service and pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps success story. Now we find that Powell is with the extreme left of the Democratic Party on health care, supporting European-style single-payer socialized medicine. "I don't see why we can't do what Europe is doing, what Canada...
  • Colin Powell Pitches Single-Payer Health Care in US

    12/09/2013 5:31:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 66 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/9/2013 | Alex Lazar
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has waded into the health care debate with a broad endorsement of the kind of universal health plan found in Europe, Canada and South Korea. "I am not an expert in health care, or Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, or however you choose to describe it, but I do know this: I have benefited from that kind of universal health care in my 55 years of public life," Powell said, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal, last week at an annual "survivors celebration breakfast" in Seattle for those who, like Powell, have...
  • Colin Powell weighs in on world scene

    10/24/2013 8:45:52 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 21 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 10/23/13 | Jessica Marsala
    At the second annual Hanway Lecture in Global Studies at Loyola University Maryland Oct. 22, former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell suggested that, despite his prestige, he is now just an ordinary person. “I’m just (another) guy on the street now,” Powell said, after noting tongue in cheek that he no longer has his own airplane, which he “misses very badly.” Powell also no longer has bodyguards – which he says were conspicuous even when he simply wanted to walk down a New York City block to buy a hotdog. The former four-star general spoke candidly before several thousand...
  • 24 Principles of Every Healthy Leader

    09/24/2013 3:55:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    The other day, I was thinking about leaders, in everything from the White House to my own house to countries such as Syria to companies such as Apple. I was reflecting upon revolutionaries, from Nelson Mandela to Rosa Parks to the single parent of three who inspires her or his children with hard work and tough love. I was contemplating the power of influence and influencers who make a difference by their command and control to others who demand respect with their silence and servitude. From Jesus to James Dean and prosperity to prowess, leaders and what attracts others to...
  • Just War Analysis of Attacking Syria

    09/03/2013 3:49:07 PM PDT · by JoeFromSidney · 15 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 3, 2013 | Joseph P. Martino
    A Just War analysis of a proposed attack on Syria. There are eight specific criteria for judging the justice of a war, and the justice of actions within a war. Six of these deal with the justice of going to war ("waging a just war); the other two deal with the justice of actions within a war ("waging war justly"). The first criterion is "just cause." There are three classic just causes: to repel an attack, to retake what was taken unjustly, and to come to the aid of the victim of an unjust attack. Clearly the first two do...
  • Applying the 8 Questions of the Powell Doctrine to Syria

    09/03/2013 5:01:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | Stephen M. Walt
    Remember the Powell doctrine? Elaborated by Colin Powell back in 1990, during his tenure as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, it consisted of a series of questions identifying the conditions that should be met before committing U.S. military forces to battle. The questions were: 1. Is a vital national security interest threatened? 2. Do we have a clear attainable objective? 3. Have the risks and costs been fully and frankly analyzed? 4. Have all other nonviolent policy means been fully exhausted? 5. Is there a plausible exit strategy to avoid endless entanglement? 6. Have the consequences of our...
  • Syria Does Not Satisfy the Powell Doctrine

    08/29/2013 6:05:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2013 | Larry Elder
    President Barack Obama said that an introduction of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war would constitute a "red line" with "enormous consequences" that "would change [his] calculus." That was a year ago. This past March, Obama said, "We will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people, or the transfer of those weapons to terrorists. ... We will hold [Bashar al-Assad] accountable." Credible sources -- including Britain, France and U.S. intelligence agencies -- accuse the Syrian government of using chemical weapons on two or more occasions, once last December and possibly twice during March. Obama took...
  • Colin Powell sprinkles gasoline on racial fires of resentment

    08/26/2013 9:18:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 8/26/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    For reasons known only to himself, Colin Powell chose to heighten racial tensions with an ignorant comment. Evan McMurray of Mediaite reports: On CBS' Face the Nation, former Secretary of State Colin Powell called the George Zimmerman verdict into question, alleging "questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system," but doubting the case would serve as a generative example for judicial reforms. "I think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there, but I don't know if it will have staying power," Powell said. "These cases come along, and...
  • Colin Powell calls verdict in Trayvon Martin killing 'questionable'

    08/26/2013 6:51:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/26/2013 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, “questionable” Sunday. But Powell, appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” also added that he felt the acquittal of Zimmerman, a neighborhood-watch volunteer who had been accused of killing Martin, an unarmed black teenager, won’t have a lasting impact on U.S. politics. “I think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there (in Florida), but I don't know if it will have staying power,” Powell said of...
  • Colin Powell’s Voter-Fraud Dishonesty Earns Spot on CBS’s Face the Nation?

    08/24/2013 10:22:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 24, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    Colin Powell recently attacked election integrity and claimed there was no voter fraud. That’s dishonest and false, but it was good enough to get a spot on CBS’s Face the Nation this Sunday. His ticket to the show: You can say what you like, but there is no voter fraud. Colin Powell should learn a bit about people like Melowese Richardson, Lessadolla Sowers , Sonia Solis , Eric Haynes , Linda Wells,Giancarlo Sopo,John Moretina,Clara Moretina,Ernest Johnson,Kaarbo (aka Shawn Marie Melton),Jose Antonio Ramirez-Velasquez,Michael Marshall,Marguerite Kloos,Dilsa Maria Saddler, Rep. Stephen “Stat” Smith (D-Mass.), Leonard Brown, Chad Gigowski, Andrew Shepherd, Brittany Rainey, Caitlin...