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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    I had trouble getting stirred up about the because, after all, it was Danny Glover who said it. I found Colin Powell's comments to be much more disconcerting because he is a very intelligent man who seems to have put his race ahead of his ideology. Danny Glover is just a second rate actor.
    We have been told Colin Powell was intelligent over and over but like Mark Levin I would like to see a list of his true accomplishments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    We have been told Colin Powell was intelligent over and over but like Mark Levin I would like to see a list of his true accomplishments.
    Two Tours of Duty in Vietnam
    Assistant Chief of Staff to the American Division in Vietnam
    White House Fellowship under Richard Nixon
    Senior Military Assistant to Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger
    National Security Advisor under Ronald Reagan
    Achieved the rank of 4 Star General
    Commander in Chief, Forces Command under George H. W. Bush
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton
    Was also the first JCS Chair who received his commission through ROTC

    These are the highlights, there are many more. He has a Purple Heart earned in Vietnam and he served as military and strategic advisor during the Granada Invasion, the Libyan air strikes, the Panama invasion, Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

    He did not achieve this by being an idiot. He was a trusted advisor to many of the Conservative figures we look up to today. If Ronald Reagan and the Bushs trusted him and his intellect I think it is safe to say that he is a sharp individual. They knew him much better than me, you or Mark Levin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Two Tours of Duty in Vietnam
    Assistant Chief of Staff to the American Division in Vietnam
    White House Fellowship under Richard Nixon
    Senior Military Assistant to Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger
    National Security Advisor under Ronald Reagan
    Achieved the rank of 4 Star General
    Commander in Chief, Forces Command under George H. W. Bush
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton
    Was also the first JCS Chair who received his commission through ROTC

    These are the highlights, there are many more. He has a Purple Heart earned in Vietnam and he served as military and strategic advisor during the Granada Invasion, the Libyan air strikes, the Panama invasion, Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

    He did not achieve this by being an idiot. He was a trusted advisor to many of the Conservative figures we look up to today. If Ronald Reagan and the Bushs trusted him and his intellect I think it is safe to say that he is a sharp individual. They knew him much better than me, you or Mark Levin.
    The Purple heart is without question impressive, the rest are all things he was appointed too for what reason only those that appointed him know.
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    If 0bama can "achieve" the orifice of the Presidency largely thru affirmative action and "connections" throughout his life, then certainly anything is possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice View Post
    If 0bama can "achieve" the orifice of the Presidency largely thru affirmative action and "connections" throughout his life, then certainly anything is possible.
    I know, it is very hard to be impressed with anyone's credentials over the last thirty years, what was earned, what was given per quota, this system is very unfair to those of color that do bust their asses getting somewhere.
    I do that Powell threw everyone that helped him to where he got today under the bus for no other reason than color. That should be a good inside picture of his true character.

    I have to wonder,wit John Kerry's Vietnam War service medals (a Bronze Star, a Silver Star and three Purple Hearts) had he been one of the preferred races today, he would have the presidency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    If Ronald Reagan and the Bushs trusted him and his intellect I think it is safe to say that he is a sharp individual. They knew him much better than me, you or Mark Levin.
    Mark Levin served in Reagan's administration but unlike Powell he didn't throw everything Reagen held dear away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    The Purple heart is without question impressive, the rest are all things he was appointed too for what reason only those that appointed him know.
    All positions except for elected postions are appointed. You get a job because some looks over your resume, talks to you and concludes you can handle the job. He or she hires (appoints) you to the position you applied for. You get promoted by doing good at that job and someone notices. Someone in charge appoints you to the next level in your career. A career is nothing more than a serious of appointments.

    The reason he was pointed to these positions was because of his performance in previous actions. Nixon, Reagan and both Bushes didn't pull his name out of a hat. They reviewed his record and found him to be fit to fill those appointments. I trust the opinions of these people they believed he was intelligent and capable and appointed him to positions where he could accel and his performance would benefit them.

    Besides all positions except for elected postions are appointed. You get a job because some looks over your resume, talks to you and concludes you can handle the job. You get promoted by doing at that job and someone notices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Mark Levin served in Reagan's administration but unlike Powell he didn't throw everything Reagen held dear away.
    And thus my displeasure with Colin Powell's behavior over the last few years. I believe that he has put his race of ahead of his ideology. That doesn't mean that his is not intelligent, it means he is flawed like the rest of us. Look a King Solomon, for all his wisdom he stumbled at the end of his life. That didn't invalidate all the wise decisions he made previous to his fall.

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    No big deal, Powell was just compromising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    No big deal, Powell was just compromising.
    No he wasn't. He was putting his race ahead of his ideology.

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