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Ex-Powell aide on Romney's foreign policy team: 'These people make me sick'

Posted by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, skewered Mitt Romney’s foreign policy team on Monday, saying their policies make his stomach turn.   

Wilkerson took particular aim at John Bolton, former President George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations—and now an adviser to Romney. 

“The man scares me to death,” Wilkerson, a retired U.S. Army colonel told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz. “He would defeat all the enemies in America and the world—and believe me they’re plentiful—and he’d do it with everyone else’s blood. John is like Dick Cheney, never served a day in his life and wouldn't serve a day in his life … These people make me sick.” 


Wilkerson’s harsh rhetoric comes on the heels of Romney’s foreign policy speech earlier in the day, in which the former Massachusetts governor laid out a hawkish approach.

Without offering much in the way of specifics, Romney vowed to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, go after terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate in Libya, and work to ensure Syrian rebels obtain arms to defeat Bashar al-Assad’s regime. 

"Utterly unbelievable, Wilkerson said, blasting Romney as “operating on a Cold War music sheet.” 

Asked about former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s endorsement of Romney’s speech, Wilkerson declared that Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War “has zero credibility with me and he’ll never regain it again.” 

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mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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Did they fail to notice that Powell himself  is somewhat sickening?

He's supposedly a Republican and endorsed Obama?

I suppose I should feel sorry for him.

What kind of a life is that to have to lead.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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Quoting mustbeGRACE:

Did they fail to notice that Powell himself  is somewhat sickening?

He's supposedly a Republican and endorsed Obama?

I suppose I should feel sorry for him.

What kind of a life is that to have to lead.

Agree with everything BUT feeling sorry for him.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:27 AM
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I respect Powell's candid opinion.

MR would be a foreign relations disaster.

_Kissy_
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:40 AM
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I don't know what is about warmongers. Is there a Republican running for president that has retired or went in the military?

They wants our children to serve in war.

I am not sending my children to war. This is the 21st century. We came to America 600 yrs ago to wipe out the people of this land and now returning to those shores to do the same, because we don't like their way of life.

War is ridiculous, outdated and unnecessary.
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GardenerArtist
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:48 AM
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It shows Mitt's absolute and utter ignorance of the cultures of the Middle East.  It's a TRIBAL culture, just as it was thousands of years ago. It will not change.  One has to understand it, in order to not get us into a situation that is extremely dangerous for us. 

All of the Middle Eastern countries have warred against each other for millenia.  The ignorance of the American public still amazes me, and to have Mitt with his war-mongering when we haven't recovered from the damage the Bush adminnistration did, is so ridiculous.  Obama is going to wipe Mitt off the floor on foreign policy.

itsmesteph11
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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This whole corrupt administration scares me to death. Whats your point?
JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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 Holy shit.  We can't arm the rebels in Syria.  What the hell is Romney talking about?!

ms-superwoman
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:36 AM
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Well at least he doesn't just go with his party because It' his party.
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by Blonde on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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Quoting Sisteract:

I respect Powell's candid opinion.

MR would be a foreign relations disaster.

 Obama IS a foreign relations disaster.....

rccmom
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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Quoting mustbeGRACE:

Did they fail to notice that Powell himself  is somewhat sickening?

He's supposedly a Republican and endorsed Obama?

I suppose I should feel sorry for him.

What kind of a life is that to have to lead.


I respect Colin Powell for his service to his country. Whether or not you agree with him politically, you should at least respect that.

And, he leads a very good life.

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