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Old 07-08-2007, 07:59 PM  
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Powell: 'I tried to avoid this war'

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Powell: 'I tried to avoid this war'
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Published: Sunday July 8, 2007

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It was revealed today that prior to the Iraq war, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell spent two and a half hours trying in vain to convince President George W. Bush not to invade.

"I tried to avoid this war," Powell told the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, reports Sarah Baxter in the Sunday Times. Powell said he walked Bush through the risks of becoming an occupying force in an Arab country.

The sectarian violence in Iraq has escalated to the point of civil war, said Powell, and one that US forces cannot resolve.

Baxter points to plans being drawn up by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to begin a slow troop reduction to pre-"surge" levels as signs that "the views of Powell and other critics of the war are finally being heard in the Pentagon, if not yet in the White House."

Powell also asserts that any reduction in US troops must be accompanied by diplomatic measures with Syria and Iran, writes Baxter.

However, Powell may have a hard time convincing the anti-war public of his message.

"It's really too late for Mr. Powell to redeem his reputation now," comments Kevin Robbins of New York, on the Sunday Times web site. "He could have resigned and gone public at the time rather than signing on to the whole fiasco."

While "Fernandez" from San Francisco sarcastically jibes, "A whopping 2.5 hours. Wow."
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:04 PM   #2
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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He did avoid most of the war. His ass got fired.
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:29 PM   #4
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:44 PM   #5
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:49 PM   #6
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His ass got fired.
Stepped down, quit, terminated. Whatever you wish to call it. I am so sure he's all broken up about it...
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:49 PM   #7
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:48 PM   #8
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:51 PM   #9
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:57 PM   #10
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I find it interesting. Powell bailed, he didnt get fired. When he realized the whole pretense to going to war was false.
I would love to see him run for office.
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:57 PM   #11
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are you disoriented?

d.c. is the "outta here" for the planet...

try harder to keep up, would you?
jAZ posted this on the main forum. It got moved.

Try harder to keep up, would you?
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:02 PM   #12
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I find it interesting. Powell bailed, he didnt get fired...
Hey, Powell had a long and distinguished career of service to this country. It was only proper that he should be allowed to resign.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:11 PM   #13
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I don't tend to give too much respect to those who couldn't bother speaking up when it could have meant something. What good does this do us now?
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:16 PM   #14
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Powell confirms to me why he's not presidential material. He's nothing more than an order taker.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:49 PM   #15
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