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11 years ago today Colin Powell lied to the UN and the world

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Day of Shame

It has now been 11 years since Colin Powell pitched preemptive total war against Iraq based on obvious fictions... and since the American media absolutely swooned for it, condemning millions to death, dismemberment, or displacement.

Colin Powell's infamy

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Submitted by lambert on

I see Colin Powell on TV all the time. Also, he's black.

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi

Submitted by lambert on

... on the WMDs, in what we now know was a disinformation compaign of planted stories orchestrated by the White House Iraq Group.

So I knew for certain that Powell's speech was a steaming load of crap. Buncha foul-mouthed bloggers of the left knew better than the political class.

And here we are, 10 years later. And Powell is still a credible spokeshole and a wonderful human being. And we think "emerging markets" have trouble with corruption.

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi

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Submitted by Barmitt O'Bamney on

And it has only been 45 years since Colin Powell lied in his report on allegations of atrocities at My Lai, Vietnam. And it has been only 27 years since he lied to a federal prosecutor about his knowledge of arms shipments to Iran and whether his boss Caspar Weinberger kept an office journal in which notes about meetings related to the Iran-Contra arms deals were recorded. So, I'd say Colin is probably overdue now for another whopper.