Oct 19, 2008
Colin Powell has now endorsed Barack Obama. Does this endorsement redeem him for his Mad Men-like performance in selling the bogus claims of Iraqi WMD at the UN back in 2003? Probably not. But the endorsement does demonstrate how utterly pissed The General must be at the Bush posse, especially Darth and Rummy, for the way that they put him out on front street. The General, the only one in the Bush Whitehouse with the necessary credibility at the time, used his persausive oratorical skills to close the deal on the unilateral, preemptive, invasion of a soveriegn nation. This is something that he will never be able to fully live down, but this endorsement shows that The General does have a mind of his own, something I was never sure about before.