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View Diary: Colin Powell on the Daily Show - a tragedy of errors and a tyranny of ego. (227 comments)

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  •  As a military officer (7+ / 0-)

    He is never allowed to lie.  He never gets a pass for that.  Now that makes it hard to spin some things, it can get tricky.  He is expected to spin without lying.  He lied.  He is a liar

    •  Not excusing him. (0+ / 0-)

      Just speculating on his rational.

      Is it military regulation that you aren't allowed to lie, or just an honor thing?  For example if an officer is caught lying can he be formally disciplined?

      Also, I can kill you with my brain.

      by Puffin on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 02:43:30 PM PDT

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      •  If you are in uniform (1+ / 0-)
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        It is a regulation, and you can be reprimanded very harshly for it depending on the how and the why.  But all retired officers that I know live by the code because you get to retire  with your rank observed.  It is considered very dishonorable to lie if you retired out as he has and getting to use his past experience on his resume.

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