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Terrorist Calls Colin Powell a “House Negro”? Suck on a Cotton Burr, Al-Qaeda

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It’s no secret to anyone who knows this Marine Corps wife of over 20 years that I harbored an underlying desire to fall in love with and have children by Colin Powell — even though he was Army — because of his military performance and diplomacy, dedication to children and youth, academic diversity (he has a bachelor’s degree in the very un-military, un-political field of geology), desert-dry wit, and let’s face it, no soldier before or after him has ever made an Army uniform look that Marine Corps-yummy.

Granted, Colin is older than my father, and some might find this a bit creepy. I admit I felt a little weird when I was first told just how old this Jamaican-American version of Sean Connery really was, but just as with Mr. Connery, most women don’t care about the whole “age thing” when it comes to a man like that.

Beneath that burly chest and broad shoulders is a sexy-dorky quality, the kind that lends itself to a woman just having to know what he can, you know, do! At the same time, his looks could kill (a burglar, a terrorist, or that snotty man at the electric company). And if that didn’t work, he could actually kill that snotty man at the electric company who acts like it’s his money.

Alas, my feelings about him were for naught when I found out he was already married and had children.

Later, when his name came up as a possible presidential candidate, my heart skipped a beat and I resigned to do anything I could to make sure he was elected President. Then he announced he would not run. Many painful years later, he announced his own endorsement for president.

I wasn’t riding the fence before the election, but if I had been, Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama would have squelched any doubts. Additionally, Powell is now on the list of people being considered for a spot in the Obama administration, specifically Education Secretary. If this happens, then not only do I hope this translates into the abolishment of NCLB (No Child Left Behind), I also hope this means all the world will finally get to see the Colin I’ve come to know and love.

The number two Al-Qaeda guy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has openly assaulted my beloved Colin, as well as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and President-Elect Barack Obama, with the slur, “house negro.” As Secretary of Education, it seems to me Powell would be in the position of teaching Al-Qaeda their final history lesson.

(I know one has nothing to do with the other. Leave my discombobulated dreams alone!)

To deliver on his campaign promise to bring an end to Osama bin Laden and his ilk, Obama is going to have to be packin’ heat – and from where I sit, Colin is still hot enough to melt polar ice caps!

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About Diana Hartman

Diana is a USMC (ret.) spouse, mother of three and a Wichita, Kansas native. She is back in the United States after 10 years in Germany. She is a contributing author to Holiday Writes. She hates liver & motivational speakers. She loves science & naps.
  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    Well, if Arnie can blow away the bad guys while pretending to be a kindergarten teacher, I’m sure Colin will have no problem dealing with al-Qaeda while pretending to be Education Secretary!

  • Dwayne Kay

    I will always remember him as the asshole who held up a vial of talcum powder and used it as an excuse to allow the US to invade Iraq. Does anyone have an accurate count of the number of dead and maimed Iraqi men, women and children who suffered because of your hero.

  • Brunelleschi

    I wouldn’t be so hard on Powell. He tried to talk Bush into his senses, but Bush didn’t have any.

  • Dwayne Kay

    Every high ranking member of the Bush administration should be put on trial for war crimes. That includes Powell. His admirers should be given free phsychotherapy.

  • Clavos

    Every high ranking member of the Bush administration should be put on trial for war crimes.

    Whoa! Wait a minute! What about all the congressclowns? They were in on it too.

    I say we charge and try the entire federal government, especially the career bureaucrats in the intelligence services.

  • Dwayne Kay

    Start at the top with those who bear the most responsibility. Start with Bush, Cheney and Rove. Any other suggestions are welcome.

  • Clavos

    ALL of them. ALL of Congress, both houses; they’re just as guilty as Bush, Cheney and Rove, who couldn’t have done it without congressional support.

    And throw in everyone who works for an intelligence agency for good measure.

  • Clavos

    Oh and throw in every flag and field officer who served over there; it was incumbent upon them (as we asserted at Nuremberg) to refuse the unlawful orders.

  • Dwane Kay

    Just following orders can’t be used as an excuse for killing Iraqi civilians.

    Since Bush, Cheney, Rove and Powell were giving the orders let’s start with them. The rest of the killers can be dealt with later.

    Feel free to split as many hairs as imagination allows.

  • STM

    Colin Powell kicks butt.

    He’s an unusual animal for a military man in that he’s also a very good diplomat.

    One of the posters is right, too: he tried to talk some sense into Bush.

    And being jamaican-born, he also understands the rules of cricket – a must for anyone

  • Dwayne Kay

    The only butt Powell kicks is his own. He had an opportunity to go on live television at the UN, hold up the vial of talcum powder, and tell the world that de boss man wanted him to say it contained deadly poison from Saddam Hussein’s WMD, but it was really harmless white powder and he wasn’t ready to spread Bush’s lies.

    Instead he kissed Bush’s ass and supported a plan to commit war crimes.

  • STM

    Nah, Saddam needed to get his arse kicked. The only war crime commited there was that someone didn’t do it sooner.

    It’s what happened afterwards that was the problem.

    Abu Ghraib was about the time it went pear-shaped.

  • Dwayne Kay

    Saddam needed to get his arse kicked so the way to accomplish that was to kill massive numbers of Iraqi civilians?

    Nah, that’s not really a crime according to Powell and his psychotic supporters.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Diana,

    I do not share your admiration for retired General Powell; as for the personal fantasies, well, those are you own and not my business to comment on.

    But Dwayne Kay offered you free psychotherapy. Whay don’t you take him up on the offer and make him cough up the money (somebody’s gotta pay the shrink to sit and smoke his pipe while you spill out all your inner secrets to him).

    It’s not that I think you need it. Not at all!! It would just teach the guy not to make stupid offers in public…

  • pablo

    Still believe in the myth of al-ciada eh Diana? Not suprising considering that you admire a known murderer (CFR Powell) and liar.

  • Clavos

    Diana,

    FYI, pablo thinks anyone who has ever been in combat wearing an American uniform is a murderer.

    One day, he’ll say that to the wrong vet and be proved right.

  • pablo

    You are right Clavos, particularly when those soldiers who swear an oath to the constitution, which quite clearly gives only congress the power to declare war, as in an ACT of congress, not a resolution that rubber stamps the executive power.

    So if you were in Vietnam and killed anyone while there I do consider you a murderer, since no war was declared and Vietnam was never a threat to us in any way.

  • pablo

    As you yourself pointed out in comment 8 Clavy.

    “Oh and throw in every flag and field officer who served over there; it was incumbent upon them (as we asserted at Nuremberg) to refuse the unlawful orders.”

    As in unlawful, as in not obeying the consitution that you swore to uphold, same goes for Powell the CFR stooge.

  • Clavos

    It’s OK, pablo, I don’t mind, I always consider the source. [Personal attack deleted by Comments Editor]

  • http://jetspolitics.blogspot.com/ Jet

    Clavos, one day you’ll talk to the average Vietnam vet and be proven wrong.

    My uncle spent two tours over there as a spec-i-a-l-i-s-t (that banned word again)6, and never got over being ordered to kill innocent civilians because they couldn’t tell them from combatants.

    Same thing happened in Iraq where children were sent out with bombs strapped to themselves, and soldiers aimed at their heads so they wouldn’t feel the inevitible explosion after some coward set them off by remote control in hiding.

    Oh wait, I forgot, you never admit when you’re wrong in such matters; do you?

    Didn’t think so…

    Silly of me really

  • pablo

    As I consider the source too. I never killed anyone, how bout you Clavy baby?

  • http://jetspolitics.blogspot.com/ Jet

    I bet his stock broker’s missing somewhere Pablo…

  • Clavos

    As I consider the source too. I never killed anyone, how bout you Clavy baby?

    Sorry, pablum, I learned long ago to recognize a loaded question.

  • Clavos

    Clavos, one day you’ll talk to the average Vietnam vet and be proven wrong.

    Jet, I am “the average Vietnam vet.”

  • Clavos

    I bet his stock broker’s missing somewhere Pablo…

    Not by my hand, Jet, he makes me money; he’s not a broker, he’s a money manager-and I’m very happy with his services.

  • http://jetspolitics.blogspot.com/ Jet

    I notice you took issue only with the parts of my comments that had anything to do with the discussion.

  • http://jetspolitics.blogspot.com/ Jet

    If you’re trying to tell me you were never ordered to kill innocents, I somehow doubt it, unless you were some officer in the back lines somewhere safe and sound.

  • http://jetspolitics.blogspot.com/ Jet

    And that kind of lack of respect for anyone’s point of view but your own Clav, is why I’ll probably never get another article published on this site.

    So I post them on the open BC forum, unedited.

  • pablo

    Well Clavy I can almost have sympathy (not really) for someone with a dirty conscience, it was after all your decision to go over there and protect the heroin trade routes and either participate directly or indirectly in the murder of innocents. I am sure glad that I am not you, and I do find that most if not all of your writing as indicative of this particular thread, hypocritical to say the least and barely worth responding to. I sure am glad that my own conscience is clean, and I have never participated in such inhumane activities as you have. And uhhhh no you werent protecting my freedom, but only doing the bidding of other war criminals. Enjoy Clavy.

  • http://jetspolitics.blogspot.com/ Jet

    It’s mysteriously amazing how I can join a lively discussion and instantly shut down the string for half an hour or more, sometimes for a whole day, sometimes permanately.

    Never let it be said I couldn’t take a hint at how unwelcome I can be here…

    See you in the funny papers

  • Clavos

    You’re seriously barking up the wrong tree, pablum.

    I don’t need sympathy, I don’t have your kind of a conscience, dirty or otherwise.

    And I didn’t volunteer for Vietnam, nor was I in service of any causes-you’re quite right, I wasn’t protecting anyone’s freedom, I wasn’t protecting anything but my own skinny (then) ass. I’m not a patriot, and have no strong allegiance to much beyond my own circle of family and friends; I was just doing a job that i was thrust into at a particular point in my life.

    And I have no regrets–none.

  • pablo

    As to you not having my type of conscience, that has been clear for some time Clavy.

  • Clavos

    As the resident BC war criminal, I accept your contempt with pride and humility; but, I didn’t do it all by myself; I owe an enormous debt to, and want to thank my mother and father (especially dad, who gave me my first weapon and taught me to shoot when I was eight), my Basic Training and AIT instructors at forts Gordon and Dix, and most especially my platoon leader in Nam, without all of whom I could not have earned this prestigious award of pablum’s contempt.

    Thank you one and all!

  • pablo

    Yeah I figured you had some help.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Clavos,

    Well Clavy I can almost have sympathy (not really) for someone with a dirty conscience,

    If you’re trying to tell me you were never ordered to kill innocents, I somehow doubt it, unless you were some officer in the back lines somewhere safe and sound.

    I agree with a lot of what Pablo says in characterizing the American gov’t as war criminals. But twenty twenty hindsight is not the same thing as trying to figure something out in front of your face.

    Which is why I’d never condemn you, or any other American soldier who fought believing he defended his country as a war criminal. I didn’t do it in the 1960’s when this was a hot issue, and I do not do it now. No matter how pissed off I may be about the presence of American soldiers in Israel, I never condemn the man sent here – I condemn the putz who sent him.

    And, contrary to Jet, I’ve never found the evil hand of the censor trying to cut off my voice here. And what I say tends to be a lot more controversial and condemnatory that what Jet does.

    On the last article I posted, Dave, who probably thinks my viewpoint to be on the edge of sanity, made helpful editorial observations and gave suggestions to improve the article. I attempted to remedy what he thought were the faults of the piece as I had originally submitted it, and you and Jet both see my piece of Hebron published here.

  • Clavos

    Thanks Ruvy.

    Vietnam vets are accustomed to being called all manner of vicious (and unwarranted) names. Forty years ago, when I first came back to The World and was vilified, it bothered me; now, I really don’t care anymore, especially when it comes from someone like pablo.

    There were good things (for me) about my tour over there: Vietnam is physically one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited, and, were it not for the bad memories, I could enjoy returning for a holiday.

    And some of my closest friends today are guys who had my back (as I had theirs) over there.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    And, contrary to Jet, I’ve never found the evil hand of the censor trying to cut off my voice here. And what I say tends to be a lot more controversial and condemnatory that what Jet does.

    Just in case anyone is in any doubt, Chris and I never edit comments purely on the basis of the views expressed. Ruvy is certainly one of the most inflammatory voices here, but he is also (most of the time!) an exemplar of how to post controversial opinions without violating the comments policy.

    Jet, you’re being paranoid. Clavos responded to your comment within 15 minutes. No-one is deliberately censoring or ignoring you.

  • http://ex-conservative.blogspot.com Glenn Contrarian

    To THE WHOLE LOT OF YOU –

    “May I not criticize my neighbor until I’ve walked a mile in his shoes”. Yeah, that’s not the original quotation, but close.

    The Vietnam vets and the Israelis – like anyone else not in a true leadership position during wartime – should NEVER be criticized for the decisions and actions they were forced to make and take…the operative word being ‘forced’, whether by higher ‘authority’, by circumstances or enemy action.

    AND FOR JET –

    Read “A My Lai a month” wherein we see the pressure that the leadership put on the rank-and-file to kill as many civilians as possible. Sure, the soldiers could have refused…but you, sir, apparently have little conception of the pressure that senior commanders can bring to bear on those who don’t want to follow orders.

  • Josie M

    Diana, Google ‘colin powell vietnam’ and see if you’re still impressed with him.