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November 30, 2006

Backstabber Colin Powell Talking Points The Carter and Gore Way

US should open up to Arabs, Muslims: Powell

Dubai, November 30, 2006
Hindustan Times

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Wednesday that President George W Bush could fight terrorism better by reaching out to Arabs and Muslims.

"We are conveying a bad message, that America does not welcome you, particularly Arabs and Muslims," Powell told a business forum in the United Arab Emirates.
"The greatest weapon against terrorism for America is to open up for the rest of the world."

Arabs and Muslims have criticised US policies as biased towards Israel.

Tensions escalated after US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a backlash against Muslims and Arabs in the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The 19 Al-Qaeda hijackers who attacked US cities in 2001 were Arab Muslims, mainly from Saudi Arabia.

"I hope President Bush and Secretary (of State Condoleezza) Rice would double the effort to bring stability to this part of the world (Middle East)," he added.

Powell said the number of Arabs and Muslims who visit the US has dropped since the attacks and reflected negatively on educational institutions and leisure destinations.

Arabs and Muslims complain of heavy security searches in US airports and denial of access to the country. Many Arab students, mainly from Gulf Arab states, left the United States after the attacks due to fear of discrimination.

"This is bad, not good for America," said Powell.
"When students come to America for a couple of years they will understand Americans more. This is a great weapon against terrorism... not the use of the military."

Wild Thing's comment......

OK first I have to tell you I have NEVER been a fan of Colin Powell. He is a true left thinker and that just drives me over the edge. haha I mean it I don't trust him or like him. Islam does not support America in any way, and it is subversive.

"When students come to America for a couple of years they will understand Americans more."

Oh let's see Powell you mean like how to fly airplanes into buildings ...

I expect him to be an AMERICAN with AMERICAN interests at heart. Perhaps just a bit too much to expect from this fraud and RINO. People like him are the problem, not the soloution. Disgraceful. He should be ashamed, but apparently he does not have the grace to be ashamed.

Hey Powell, don't you think we have an open enough country for Muslims? There are mosques in almost every city, aren't there?

If you want to "open up" more to Muslims, how about inviting Al-Qaeda members to your home, of course, after you've eliminated all means of self-defense for you and your family.

Mr. Powell, why aren't you responding?

Posted by Wild Thing at November 30, 2006 02:47 PM


Powell is a creature of the careerist mentality of both The State Department and the US Military. Any government position will eventually subvert the character, the backbone, and the free imagination of a man, or woman, and create what we see in Powell.

Years of accomodation, compromise, of training the mind to create the suffocating platitudes, half-truths and falsehoods necessary to succeed and rise in these places, turns out a Colin Powell. It's just a variation on liberalism itself. Self-delusion combined with the compulsion to be liked by everyone you consider your equals, and scorn for everyone you consider to be inferior.

If we want courage and truth, never turn to a go-along entity like Powell. It just isn't in him. In fact, this epoch in history will go down as one in which the greatest threats to The West coincided with the most mediocre public leadership in a century. Chamberlain was a giant by comparison with Powell and his kind.

Posted by: Rhod at November 30, 2006 04:44 PM

I see Lillian has been to the woodpile!!!

Posted by: Jack at November 30, 2006 10:49 PM

Powell is a "good guy". Easy to get along with because he agrees with everyone, on everything, everytime. He has been formed and molded by the system just as Rhod explains.

In the White House Administration now, we need the Ron Reagans, George Pattons, Teddy Roosevelts, Norman Scharzkofs. People who speak straight to the problems as problems to be tackled hard and defeated, with zest and maybe some carnage. Win, don't compromise. And now, not some indefinable time down the road.

Posted by: TomR at November 30, 2006 10:50 PM

Maybe Colin Powell should take a leaf out of Winston Churchill's thinking:

'Appeasement is like bargaining with crocodiles in the hope that they will eat you last.'

A lot of people think Bush is a fool, but I believe that the straight shotin` Texan has it pretty well nailed when it comes to the 'religion of peace' and it's followers. The only difference between a Jihadi and a muslim 'moderate' is in their methods. Both want eventual Islamic domination across the globe. Anybody not understanding that rationale is only fooling themselves and by doing that it will ensure the eventual demise of the West and Christianity as we know it. These are dangerous times and people like Powell are inadverently helping these people achieve their goals.

Posted by: Lyn in Australia at December 1, 2006 07:12 AM

Fuck that jive ass back stabber.

Posted by: Jack hamilton at December 1, 2006 07:28 AM