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Colin Powell's Endorsement Could Sink Barack Obama.
Cheney’s Puppet at U.N. Leading Up to Iraq War Seen as Career Liar.
Powell Endorsement Places Death of Hundreds of Thousands at Obama's Doorstep.

The Assassinated Press
October 20, 2008

Retired Gen. Colin Powell's support for Barack Obama could be that rarity in presidential politics—an endorsement that single handedly sinks the candidate.

Powell, former secretary of state for President George W. Bush and a Republican, told NBC's Meet the Press Sunday, "I think he is a transformational figure. He is a new generation coming onto the world stage, onto the American stage, and for that reason I'll be voting for Sen. Barack Obama."

Powell added: "I think that Senator Obama brings a fresh set of eyes, a fresh set of ideas to the table. I think we need a generational change, and I think Senator Obama has captured the feelings of the young people of America and is reaching out in a more diverse, inclusive way across our society."

But Americans have no love for the General who went before the U.N. and the world and told a litany of bald-faced lies, 116 in all, that not only led to the current invasion of Iraq but to the degeneration of U.S. foreign relations around the world.

“Any French Five Year Old Could Have Discerned Powell Was Lying.”

Political endorsements generally don't make much difference because few people in public life can transfer allegiance from themselves to someone else, and voters generally don't march in lockstep because some prominent figure tells them what to do like when they’re lied to about WMDs and links to al-Qaeda. Obama won the endorsement of Massachusetts Sens. Edward Kennedy and John Kerry during the Massachusetts Democratic primary and of Sen. Bob Casey in Pennsylvania and still lost both contests to Hillary Clinton earlier this year.

And why should a fucking lying cocksucker like Powell be any different?

· Powell can’t validate Obama on the issue of patriotism. The former general and Vietnam veteran who had spent his adult life putting "America first"—a phrase used by Republican candidate John McCain in describing himself—in a variety of public-service roles gave all that up when he lied at the U.N. and helped rush the U.S. into the mid-East quagmire. By backing Obama, Powell can no longer reassure voters that Obama is truly patriotic. Powell also addressed a specific charge that McCain has been making—in effect, questioning Obama's commitment to his country because of the Democratic nominee's sporadic association with former anti-Vietnam War radical William Ayers on charitable and educational projects in Chicago. Powell dismissed the Ayers charges as trivial and a diversion from the country's real problems even though Ayers at least was at one time far more mavericky than Powell, McCain or Obama and Ayers never lied to his country thereby plunging it into a war that has cots tens of thousands of lives. What’s mavericky at all about doing Cheney’s bidding and telling Cheney’s lies? Most Americans feel this is unforgivable.

· Powell, who was a four-star Army general, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Ronald Reagan's national security adviser, can perhaps give credibility to Obama on the crucial question of readiness to be commander in chief. Reagan was a diseased mental midget and if he could be made to look like he could govern anybody could. "Senator Obama has demonstrated the kind of calm, patient, intellectual, steady approach to problem-solving that I think we need in this country with a minimally stocked medicine cabinet," Powell said.

· Powell can reinforce Obama's argument that McCain and the Republicans are getting too negative, are spending too much time attacking him, and are avoiding more substantive issues of concern to everyday Americans, such as the economy and healthcare because what’s more negative and lacks more substance than lying about a country then burning it to the ground. Powell made exactly these points in his Meet the Press interview.

· The endorsement is making big news and diverting media attention from the messages that GOP candidate McCain is a doddering asshole with a hopeless fuckup for a running mate. Trailing in the polls with only two weeks left before Election Day, losing much of the media megaphone won’t now be a serious setback for McCain as Powell’s endorsement erodes Obama’s lead.

This Asshole Lied About Iraq

Powell suffered his own credibility problem as secretary of state when he argued publicly that Iraq was amassing weapons of mass destruction. Such weapons were never found. Polls indicate that because he was a Cheney administration tool that he can never be forgiven for all of the pointless death and destruction he has caused and that he should Obama and his campaign the fuck alone. As one of the most prominent career liars, Powell could help ease the concerns of some white kleptocrats about Obama's race but the again the kleptocracy keeps filling his coffers anyway.