According to The New York Sun, former Bush administration Secretary of State Colin Powell is purportedly advising Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. If this is true, I have to say it doesn’t reflect very well on Obama.
Obama has made his opposition to the Iraq War, even before the war, a centerpiece of his campaign. Powell, on the other hand, was not just any old supporter of the war; he was one of its architects, who went before the United Nations to present a case for war that he knew to be, in his own words, bullshit.
A spokeswoman for Obama’s campaign explains, “Any time you have the opportunity to seek advice on foreign policy from the former secretary of state, it is a welcome meeting,” but that’s a steaming load of horseshit masquerading as a reasonable explanation for an indefensible decision. Colin Powell stood in front of the world and lied to take to this nation to war with catastrophic consequences. He has no integrity, no credibility, and no honor. And he should be treated like a pariah for his despicable comportment, especially by Democratic candidates.
If Obama’s so keen to get foreign policy advise from a former secretary of state, perhaps someone could get him Madeleine Albright’s number. Harrumph.