Colin Powell to Romney on Foreign Policy: 'Come on, Mitt, Think'

May 23, 2012 Full story: www.theatlantic.com 71

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell had some tough words for Mitt Romney's foreign-policy positions on Wednesday, saying that calling Russia the U.S.'s the No.1 enemy.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell had some tough words for Mitt Romney's foreign-policy positions on Wednesday, saying that calling Russia the U.S.'s the No. 1 geopolitical foe was wrong.

"Come on, Mitt, think," he said on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "That isn't the case." He continued saying that the foreign affairs community has been taken aback by some of the presumptive Republican nominee's positions.

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#62 Aug 7, 2012
Mitty doesn't need to think. He will have a load of money to blow on this election cycle and as usual, he is going to lose. He has no chance in Hell to beat Obama. That is how it is like it or not as seen in the Electoral College that has only been wrong once in 100 years of predicting who wins, April of that election year.

Obama has only gained points and people have to realize with the massive landslide Obama won in 08, he can afford to lose many Electoral votes and still come out with 270 needed to win.

Polls out show Obama gaining but forget about polls because they are useless popular polls taken by only a few people. The Electoral College decides things in this non Democracy which is a Federal Republic. There is no Democracy unless the popular vote decides.

Obama will NOT win as much as he did in 08 but he wins the election which is what this is all about.

Instead of Americans fighting over politics we need a distraction like a new Space Program.

It took 40 years of Congresses and Presidents and taxpayer money to win the Cold War and we had a common enemy to distract us. When the USSR went bankrupt and nearly has put us there too, talk radio shows and a new cable station when live to create a new enemy but this time, a non enemy and creation of division of the public which a nation cannot stand much longer.

Neither major Political Party is the enemy anymore than Reagan won the Cold War. It is all fallacy putting Americans against each other and causing the nation to fall just like the USSR predicted in 1960 would happen!

We won the Cold War so let's not allow predictions come true of falling from within through a political Civil War. If Civil War breaks out, China will walk in and takeover!

Liberals had to deal with eight years of Bush and right wing is going to deal with eight of Obama. January 2017, Condi Rice will become President and be the first female President. The Democrats will have been first to elect a black man the Electorate will not deny a second term and the Republicans will be first electing a woman. It all ends up middle of the road where I am as an Independent who is not voting for either major party this year. I could care less who wins even though I already know who has won.

This whole election this year is a waste of money and time knowing the outcome. The same will be true of 2016 when Condi wins hands down.

The question is; will Romney retire or stay in the Senate? That is the only unknown.

BTW, you heard it hear first. Obama wins both FL and OH swing States yet could win if he lost both! He will do well in TX but lose that one again. Dallas is large and liberal. Houston is becoming more liberal. The rest of the State is not well populated. The Red States have fewer people in them while the Blue States hold the majority of people. How many live in the large area of Montana? Not many but it lights up red on the map and means nothing.

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#63 Aug 26, 2012
anneutral wrote:
powell is a smart dude, no wonder he hasn't run for president.
lol! alot smarter in '94 before he pandered to the GOP and was used as a warmonger by Cheyney's bogus Iraqi invasion

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#65 Oct 12, 2012
Lyin Ryan!
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#66 Oct 25, 2012
Secretary Powell has learned that blaming foreign leaders based on diversion and religous supremacy is wrong..

If he would have served under Prez Clinton, he would be President himself right now
swedenforever

Elkridge, MD

#67 Oct 25, 2012
General Powell has matured..

If Ron Paul would be a left leaning centrist on Education and Health-I would have voted for him in 2016 but he will be way too disabled by then

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#68 Mar 25, 2013
c'mon Mitt, think!

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#69 Jul 24, 2013
yuk yuk wrote:
He only voted for Obama because he's a brotha. Cmon colin....think!
You vote for the best man not the color of his skin
"The Tragedy of Colin Powell" by Fred Kaplan

"In a February 2003 speech to the U.N. Security Council, Powell alleged that Iraq was hiding weapons of mass destruction from inspectors and refusing to disarm. However, after the U.S. had invaded Iraq and overthrown Saddam Hussein, no weapons of mass destruction were found."

5000 young americans dead and Darth Cheyney is to blame

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#70 Jul 24, 2013
"..the UN Inspectors have been here twice, and they're still not sure?.." Sadam Hussein '03

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#71 Jul 24, 2013
"If he (General Powell) really "regretted" it, he'd be turning himself in at the Hague and pleading guilty to war crimes."

but you supported our neo-progressive platform in the last 2 elections-so you have realized your mistakes

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#72 Aug 11, 2013
shut the government down, cut off trailer trash foodstamps

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#73 May 12, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
Mitt Romney should consult Sarah Palin on foreign policy.
she would advise war with with Katie Couric and David Letterman for grilling her mentally challenged offspring

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