I need to say that I have a deeper respect for Colin Powell than I did before after viewing this clip over on Lisa Rein’s Radar. I need to say thank you to Les over at Stupid Evil Bastard for giving the heads up to this.
Colin has been getting slammed by people as that he was a sell out to buy into the Bush Administration. Where as I certainly don’t agree with him on joining that regime, I do have to say after finding out that he was AGANST the decision to not follow the Geneva conventions as has all along been telling the president to take more moderate and thought out choices. I am starting to get a different view. Perhaps I am hoping too much here, but it would be nice to think that maybe Colin joined on because in some way he knew that a very reckless junta was about to take over the White House and that his personal experience as a soldier as well as dealing with international people would add a bit of temperance. Too bad he has been basically ignored and shoved aside in the Bush Administration.
After viewing this clip, I have to say that Colin is a man that has integrity, honor, and honesty and I wouldn’t mind working for him as I respect him. The clip shows an interview on Meet the Press where Colin’s press aid to cut the interview short by moving the camera off Powell. You can hear Colin getting upset at one point saying “Emily, get out the way.”
Bush could have learned a thing or two from Colin- namely, Integrity.
Now if only Colin would get some sense and LEAVE.
Word to John Kerry: If you were able to somehow get Colin…