"Seldom in my life have I met a dumber man."

This is a must read article!  This is about comments made by Colin Powell's right-hand man at the State Department, Larry Wilkerson.  He finally opened up and discloses his true feelings about this administration extreme failures.

Great quotes include:
"It's hard to sell [manure]," Wilkerson said
"Seldom in my life have I met a dumber man."
he had viewed Condoleezza Rice as "extremely weak."
"we have courted disaster in Iraq, in North Korea, in Iran, and generally with regard to domestic crises like Katrina."

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/19/AR2005101902246.html

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Powell, he said, "is the world's most loyal soldier." Wilkerson said he admired that, but he took a different view of loyalty: not to the administration, but to the country.

Two months ago when Wilkerson gave his view on CNN that Powell's UN speech as "the lowest point" in his life, I wondered why he hadn't spoken up sooner in criticism.  

Then I found that he had voiced many criticisms before the CNN interview.  e.g., 4/19/05 "Larry Wilkerson, Powell's former chief of staff, stated that Bolton would be an 'abysmal ambassador' to the United Nations (New York Times, 4/19/05)."

May 4, 2004 "Wilkerson on the neocons: Wilkerson on the neocons: "I make no bones about it. I have some reservations about people who have never been in the face of battle, so to speak, who are making cavalier decisions about sending men and women out to die. A person who comes immediately to mind in that regard is Richard Perle, who, thank God, tendered his resignation and no longer will be even a semioffcial person in this administration."

May 4, 2004 again "Wilkerson on using sanctions against Cuba: 'Dumbest policy on the face of the earth. It's crazy.'"

Wilkerson's straight talk puts John McCain's claim  to shame.

by sawgrass727 2005-10-20 09:02AM | 0 recs

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