Former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell defended current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton´s handling of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying it could´ve happened under anyone´s watch. "I think she´s had a distinguished record," Powell said in an interview on NBC´s "Meet The Press" broadcast Sunday. "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." "You´re surprised," Powell said
Comments: It´s been 4+ months and virtually no one has come forward with the truth about what happened in Benghazi. Colon is OK with that - as long as ´O´ doesn´t get his garments dirtied.
One wonders how it happened that Colin Powell was scheduled to appear at this particular time. Whose idea was it? Why now?
It seems pretty obvious that someone has dusted him off, wound him up, and sent him forth to promote the current administration´s agenda. He should stop pretending to be a Republican. He is a Democrat.
His comments about Benghazi are disingenuous - to say the least. There is ample evidence of advance warning and even pleas for increased security from the embassy. They knew they were in danger. Hillary Clinton and others tried to mislead Americans immediately after the attack by blaming it on a spontaneous protest over an anti-Muslim film.
Finally, I wish just one time, when someone gushes over what an outstanding record Hillary Clinton has compiled as Secretary of State, they would tell us one thing she has actually accomplished that justifies such praise. Maybe I missed it - but all I have seen is her parading around and acting like somebody important. What has she actually done or accomplished for the U.S.?
Yes, Colin Powell is working for the obama administration. He had all of his lines memorized, and David Gregory read from the script. We were supposed to believe that Powell did his own research and held his own opinions about the Hagel nomination and Hillary´s suitability for president. Then he winds it all up by stating once more that he is a Republican. He´s only opposed to the "extremist" in the party (none mentioned in the dem party). He further works himself up with umbrage toward the suggestion that obama is lazy. That´s clearly racist, since the next (imaginary) descriptors are "shiftless", etc.
Colin, I bet you couldn´t get a Republican on the Hill to buy you a cup of coffee, you lazy, shiftless, racist, false-flag waving, traitor.
What a disgrace to his country, his uniform, and worst of all to the military. He has clearly revealed himself as a racist, an anti-semite, and has lined up on the side of the communists in our government who call themselves democrats.
Dictator Obama and the Secretary of Disgrace, Pantload Hillary, are responsible for the deaths of our brave Seals on that rooftop in Benghazi. They deliberately withheld support that would have saved them. Colin Powell was an affirmative action general and it shows in spades.
He must be angling for a position in Dictator Obama´s collection of thugs, communists, and criminals which these days are called his cabinet.
I ask you general Powell, have you ever heard of these three words: Duty, Honor, Country and if you did you then clearly you do not understand the meaning of them. You, sir, are a without honor or dignity. For Shame.
Long before the Scooter Libby dirty business and long before the General exposed himself as a racist picking a socialist to be president over skin color I did not trust the General. NO Honor No Valore just affirmative action quota and Bushie sponsored Lefty. No a cover for the worst corruption we have seen in DC.
Saw this affirative action general today on one of the Sunday shows.What a disgrace.If Obama had been white powell would not have supported him at all.Powell who shows why the books The Peter Principle and The Bell Curve nailed it proved once again what an ass he really is.
I, too, am baffled whenever anyone talks about Hillary´s distinguished record as Secretary of State. What is that record? What are the instances where she acted in a distinguished way? Was it the re-set button with Russia, when they laughed at her so heartily, some KGB pants might have been wetted? Was it when she said, about libya and khadaffi, ´we came, we saw, we killed?´ Can anyone point out one success? The Arab Spring? North Korea´s nuclear program? Iran´s general mischief? Syria, when she said the president there was a reformer??
Colin I blame you for the current mess in Iraq with our casulties, IN the Gulf war on the "HIGHWAY OF DEATH" he ordered Gen. Schawtzkof to stand down and let them proceed back to Iraq he quoted humanitarian reasons, they lived to plant I>E>D>s against our troops.
Powell is pathetic in his attempt to help Clinton. Hillary shamelessly lied lies regarding Benghazi and proved herself once again to be incompetent. Now Powell fears this will hurt her in race for the White House. Above all, Powell does not want the GOP to win. Remember, this "Republican" endorsed Obama.
1. OK, ´fess up. Who asked for this mutt´s opinion? [Good questions raised above -- why him, why now?]
2. As bad, as horrible, as criminal as was the immediate handling of Benghazi, there were in fact greater, earlier errors. One is general, one is specific. a. the general error -- not having armed Americans on site providing the security at our facilities in Muslim nations. In many of them, we were "required" to use local security by the Muslim gov´ts. Worse than reckless, it proved deadly. b. the specific error -- treating 9/11 like "just another day." Especially, it appears, in the face of intel that there would be attacks on us [not that being extra-suspicious that attacks would occur was on a par with history´s 10 greatest insights].
Anything done to affirmatively protect the people there, such as sending a rescue team from Sicily, would have been seen as a sign of concern by the administration. They let those people die and lied to coverup their cowardice. Powell is the perfect apologist for this bunch of losers.
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