Saturday , October 23 2021

Graham on Powell

Michael Graham, author of Redneck Nation (reviewed by Ed Driscoll here), has a blog and a nice take on the Powell speech:

    Saddam stooge Amir al-Saadi said that Secretary Powell’s speech was a “typical American show including stunts and special effects.” I don’t know about the stunts but Secretary Powell’s appearance was typically American in so many great ways.

    First of all, Powell made arguments based on reason, facts and science – NOT on the arbitrary words of ridiculous dictators or angry Mullahs. Saddam is a lying, violent, dangerous whackjob because the FACTS say he’s a lying, violent, dangerous whackjob–not some kangaroo court.

    Second, Powell own presence made his speech typically American. Here was a Jamaican son of immigrants and a member of an ethnic minority speaking for all of us, and against a tribal dictator whose stated goal is to kill all the Jews. Could there be a bigger difference between what Saddam Husein represents and what Colin Powell embodies?

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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