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May 24, 2012

Obama's Guy Colin Powell Trashes Romney’s Foreign Policy Advisers As Being Too Right-Wing…

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Colin Powell Trashes Romney’s Foreign Policy Advisers As Being Too Right-Wing…

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday questioned Mitt Romney’s choice in foreign policy advisers, saying that some are so right-wing that the advice they give deserves “second thought.”

“I don’t know who all of his advisers are, but I’ve seen some of the names and some of them are quite far to the right. And sometimes they might be in a position to make judgments or recommendations to the candidate that should get a second thought,” Powell said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

He gave the example of Romney recently saying that Russia is the “number one geopolitical foe” to the United States.

“Come on Mitt, think,” Powell said. “That isn’t the case.”

Romney’s team of about 40 foreign policy advisers includes many who hail from the neoconservative wing of the party, according to a May analysis conducted by the The Nation. Many were enthusiastic supporters of the Iraq War, and many are proponents of a U.S. or Israeli attack on Iran.


Wild Thing's comment.........

Powell is an idiot and I would love to tell him that to his face. He thinks he can walk about with a Republican hat on and vote for Obama and then go on talk shows and bash Republicans. Powell is a Socialist.

Romney has John Bolton on his team and Bolton is respected more then Powell will ever be.

Powell has been a phony all the way back to the Vietnam War. He is a political opportunist .

Posted by Wild Thing at May 24, 2012 02:55 AM


I don't know why anybody listens to Colin Powell.

He's always been one of easily shifting tendencies and little conviction.

He has no future in American politics in either party.

He was pulled out of obscurity within the military ranks by George Herbert Walker Bush and been a lamentable and incrementally worsening mistake ever since.

He also pulled David Souter (another mistake and thankfully gone) out of obscurity, along with Clarence Thomas, an exceptional and enduring triumph to this day.

Posted by: Carlos at May 24, 2012 06:01 AM

Colon Powell was a political general wherein Norman Schwarzkopf was a military general.

Posted by: BobF at May 24, 2012 07:29 AM

Powell presented himself and allowed others to present him as a conservative. That got him exceptionally rapid promotions and recognition(probably wealth also). Cracks began appearing but I like many others wrote it off as sour grapes by the opposition. I really began doubting him when he showed worry about "world opinion" when our military was clobbering Saddam's army of looters on the Highway of Death. As a Vietnam veteran he should never support the shackling of our military in combat. Later in the Bush 43 administration I was frequently conflicted about Powell. At times he seemed the loyal conservative and at other times he showed inclinations of liberalism. His endorsement of and politicing for obama sealed the deal for me. Powell is a liberal. That is OK by itsself. Pretending otherwise for personal gain and advancement is not alright. I cannot have respect for Colin Powell any longer.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at May 24, 2012 11:53 AM

Carlos, I agree, I wish they would not ask him to be on these shows.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 25, 2012 01:30 AM

Bob, well said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 25, 2012 01:34 AM

Tom, thanks for the run down on Powell.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 25, 2012 01:37 AM