Colin Powell's poor judgement !!!

Just like the wopper he delivered about WMD at the UN Gen Colin Powell had delivered another one at the Ted Stevens trial. He was a Character witness for the now convited (7 count) felon. The jury cooly heard what he had to say and then convicted Stevens any way.

Here is the report from Anchorage daily news dated October 10th:


WASHINGTON - One of the nation's best-known retired Army generals, Colin Powell, described Sen. Ted Stevens in court today as a "trusted individual" and a man with a "sterling" reputation.

"He was someone whose word you could rely on," said Powell, secretary of state in President Bush's first term, who self-deprecatingly described himself as someone who retired as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and then "dabbled a bit in diplomacy."

Stevens, on trial for lying about gifts on financial disclosure forms, has the right to ask character witnesses to speak on behalf of his "truthfulness and veracity." The first such character witness, Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, spoke Thursday. Another three are set to testify on Stevens' behalf, but the highest-profile witness, by far, will be Powell.

The former secretary of state said he had known Stevens for 25 years, mostly in the senator's role as the top defense appropriator on a Senate defense appropriations committee. In Stevens, "I had a guy who would tell me when I was off base, he would tell me when I had no clothes on, figuratively, that is, and would tell me when I was right and go for it," Powell said. "He's a guy who, as we said in the infantry, we would take on a long patrol."

When asked outside of the courtroom after his testimony whether Stevens asked him personally to testify to his character, Powell said he couldn't recall if it was the senator or one of his lawyers. But he didn't think twice about testifying, Powell said.

"Not at all," he said, snapping his fingers to signify it was a snap decision.

http://www.adn.com/news/politics/fbi/ste vens/story/551875.html

I am sure there are people at this site that consider Colin Powell as untouchable.

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we are having a great stretch of Indian Summer

It's a little overcast this morning, but yesterday was just amazing, all the leaves are a blazing red and yellow, there is that fall crispness in the air..

How's the weather where you folks are?

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-28 07:48AM | 0 recs
WashStateBlue did you notice this has nothing to

with Sen Obama?

By the way the air is very crisp here too!

by indydem99 2008-10-28 07:53AM | 0 recs
Temp. Drop

It's cold here in D.C. Full on fall approaching!

by dtaylor3 2008-10-28 07:58AM | 0 recs
Re: we are having a great stretch of Indian Summer

Our October has had less rainfall than the average July!  Been a weird year, that's for sure.

Rain is supposed to pick back up Friday and finally fall will come.   I saw some seals up on Chuckanut Drive this weekend before that could happen...

by thezzyzx 2008-10-28 08:02AM | 0 recs
Nostaligia Bell Rings!

Chuckanut Drive!

Wow, does that bring back memories of going to visit friends going to school at Fairhaven.

Love the general Bellingham area, would love to retire someday out near Birch Bay.

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-28 08:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Colin Powell's poor judgement !!!

He must have looked into his eyes and seen his soul.

...then they kissed passionately to a stirring orchestral crescendo.

by the mollusk 2008-10-28 08:21AM | 0 recs
ACK! Thanks for the visual!

Man, now I have to get THAT PICTURE out of my head....

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-28 08:23AM | 0 recs
I guess just like his old boss!

by indydem99 2008-10-28 08:32AM | 0 recs
Re: I guess just like his old boss!

Not to change the subject, Indy, but you checking out those maniacs coming out of the Palin rallies?

I know you say you are not voting for Obama, but you feel comformtable with HER getting a shot at power?

McCain is really scaring me, he seems confused at times, you remember as I do that Ronnie Reagan was pretty far gone with Early Stage Al in the end of his term.  I can see her wielding a lot of power if a McCain comeback happens.

You can't feel comfortable with the followers she attracts or with the idea of her in power?

She is going to be so ill informed, any advisor will be able to push her, ala Cheney into really dangerous positions, especially based on her simple good vs evil world view.

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-28 08:49AM | 0 recs
Go read my posts I always said that I would vote

for Obama. Now I strongly support him because he did not back down about the so called class warfare. I am glad he stood his ground and did not get intimitated with all that BS about ditribution of wealth.

Don't ask me  to like Powell he is an opportunist and one of the people responsible for promoting Iraq war. He does not become my friend simply because he endorses Obama. He should have resigned from the Bush cabinet rather than do his bidding.

I agree Obama was my second choice because I was Hillary supporter.

by indydem99 2008-10-28 09:07AM | 0 recs
who cares?
Who has asked you to "like" Colin Powell?
He's not running for president, you don't have to vote for him.
by skohayes 2008-10-28 12:59PM | 0 recs

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