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  •  I think you underestimate (3+ / 0-)
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    the standing which Powell still has amongst the public -- far more than Rumsfeld or Baker. Look, this isn't a question about whether Powell has anything worthwhile to say (although his comments on Gitmo are nice to see). It's a question about politics.

    •  Obama needs to meet (4+ / 0-)

      with the key players in that fiasco if he is to be President.  This diary assumes he was looking for advice.  I sincerely doubt it.  Obama does what any expert does - he amasses information first and then makes up his own mind.  He's already met with Clark.  And...how do you know your boy, John, isn't doing the same thing?

      •  If you call Edwards "your boy" one more time, (0+ / 0-)

        I will start TR it.   If someone called Obama "your boy", I would TR it also, and you would be screaming.  It is a slur.  Do not use it again.

        Edwards has a distinguished Military Advisory Group
        Lieutenant General Michael A. Hough, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.)
        General Paul J. Kern, U.S. Army (ret.)
        General Lester "Les" Lyles, U.S. Air Force (ret.)
        General Gregory S. "Speedy" Martin, U.S. Air Force (ret.)
        Rear Admiral William J. McDaniel, U.S. Navy (ret.)
        Rear Admiral David Oliver, U.S. Navy (ret.)

        Powell is not there.

        I can't believe Democrats are legitimizing Powell.

        It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin

        by pioneer111 on Sun Jun 10, 2007 at 09:24:03 PM PDT

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        •  This whole diary is a troll (1+ / 0-)
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          Aexia

          and nothing more than a smear. It's a joke.  What Obama did is common practice and wise.  Stop masquerading as someone who cares.  Have you read Gore's book yet?  If not, you should.

          And I'll bet you two to one that Gore, if he runs, will consult with Colin Powell as well.

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