Colin Powell enter stage right ?
The AP is reporting that former Secretary of State Colin Powell is planning on endorsing Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States. In response, Liberal media outlets have hailed Powell’s decision as a grand achievement for the Obama campaign that should bestow legitimacy to Sen. Obama’s potential as an effective Commander-in-Chief. The Huffington Post, The Daily Kos, and pro-Obama journalists like MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell argue that this will detract from John McCain’s foreign policy advantage in this election, and silence critics who have demonized Obama’s ability to lead America’s Armed Forces.
Their is simply one problem with this logic. Colin Powell was one of the main supporters of President George W. Bush’s candidacy and (later) his Iraq War plan. It was indeed Secretary Powell who went to the United Nations on behalf of the Bush Administration to condemn Saddam Hussein’s pursuit and acquisition of WMD. It was Secretary Powell who cowardly stood silent when the neo-conservatives lead our nation to two foreign wars that he “privately opposed “. And again it was Secretary Powell who has still yet to publically retract his statements to the UN as purposefully deceitful in an attempt to legitimize the Bush Doctrine of preemption after 9/11.
Would the Left be THIS ecstatic if Donald Rumsfeild, Paul Wolfowitz, General David “Betray Us” Petraeus, or any other Bush crony endorsed the junior Senator from Illinois ? Would they claim that Obama has strong foreign policy as a product/result of Dick Cheney’s support ? Of course they would not. The Obama campaign has achieved a virtual walkover in the 2008 election because they have convinced the American people that John McCain belongs on the Bush family tree, and would further Dubya’s policies if elected. Democrats are allergic to anything Bush, but Barack Obama and those who support him are welcoming a Bush Administrator’s endorsement with (greedy) open arms. Ask yourself what the liberal response would be if Powell were to have supported John McCain. I imagine we would be hearing how it demonstrates that McCain is a student of the Bush School of Foreign Policy to which Secretary Powell is Dean.
So as this election winds down and Barack Obama begins his victory lap, know that we the American people have been swindled by the liberal media. Obama will win because their spin has distorted reality beyond recognition. The American people deserve better, but don’t worry folks because as a wise poet named Ludacris once said “the world is ready for change because Obama is hereeeeeeeeee”.
Pardon me. I just puked in my mouth.