Comments on: What Powell wants in a 2012 presidential candidate http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/09/01/what-powell-wants-in-a-2012-presidential-candidate/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: seattlesh http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/09/01/what-powell-wants-in-a-2012-presidential-candidate/comment-page-1/#comment-418441 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 15:57:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35943#comment-418441 It sounds as if Powell has no other choice than to vote for Obama.

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By: davidrayburns http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/09/01/what-powell-wants-in-a-2012-presidential-candidate/comment-page-1/#comment-418393 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 16:38:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35943#comment-418393 Powell was definitely a memeber of the ‘WMD’ crowd that put us into a war without purpose. I resent that. I see him as a loyal general who did what he was ordered, but then later realized what a terrible thing it was and tried to get out. By then he lost credibility with the people and became just another in a long line of generals who will never tell us the truth. Look at the Pat Tillman case. The generals helped cover this up making a terrible tragedy even worse. Even worse, none of them were punished.

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By: MassResident http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/09/01/what-powell-wants-in-a-2012-presidential-candidate/comment-page-1/#comment-418351 Sat, 03 Sep 2011 02:42:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35943#comment-418351 I find it difficult to determine what Powell means. Does “a strong defense” include invading and occupying any country that opposes us ala Dick Cheney? Providing for those “who are needy of health care” will rapidly become impossible if we continue with a health care “reform” that preserves the lack of price competition that is causing the nation’s health care costs to grow like cancer but I can’t tell if he knows that.

Personally, I wish he had run and won instead of Bush and Cheney but obviously he wants to stay out of this political contest.

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By: Bretfox http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/09/01/what-powell-wants-in-a-2012-presidential-candidate/comment-page-1/#comment-418349 Sat, 03 Sep 2011 02:26:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35943#comment-418349 Colin Powell is not to be trusted. He switched parties when many, including myself, would have voted for him as President. Thank goodness we found out his true nature. He is a man with no values. He sold his soul to the devil. He has no credibility. He is now just another fat cat living off the taxpayers. This is what we get for trusting these turncoats.

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By: robertburns http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/09/01/what-powell-wants-in-a-2012-presidential-candidate/comment-page-1/#comment-418346 Sat, 03 Sep 2011 00:48:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35943#comment-418346 Gan Powell made the right decision by not running for President. He would not have been a good President.
I would have thought he had learned from his time in Vietnam that America cannot win and should not fight in “limited Wars” Tragically, he lead us into the first “Limited” Iraq War and didn’t finish the job.

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By: aitengri http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/09/01/what-powell-wants-in-a-2012-presidential-candidate/comment-page-1/#comment-418342 Fri, 02 Sep 2011 21:46:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=35943#comment-418342 The standard term “conservatives” being used as the basket term for the current field of Republican “tea party” style candidates really exposes the inappropriateness of the term itself in this context. The “basket case” group of screaming and otherwise truly radical reactionaries who are hiding behind the term (conservative) are not conserving of anything much in the best tradition of American values. Actually, the “conservative” versus “liberal” dichotomy as generally abused in the press and in most commentary needs genuine root re-examination. “Liberal” used to mean something closer to “open minded”, and “Conservative” used to mean “hesitant to encourage change”. How far the white noise and static has overwhelmed intelligent discourse in these American decades of the past century!

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