Sunday, October 19, 2008

Trade: Powell for Lieberman ?

John McCain takes a Senator and Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee in trade for for a former Secretary of State. I will take that deal any day of the week!I have never been a big fan of Colin Powell ever since I read Bob Woodward's book "The Commanders" about the First Gulf War in 1991 when the United States pushed Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait after he had invaded and raped that country. If Colin Powell's advise had been taken Saddam would still be in Kuwait! Powell as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff advocated a "Containment" strategy that would have left Saddam in Kuwait. Instead the first President Bush, George H Bush, disregarded his advise and launched Desert Storm and liberated Kuwait in a four day ground war! Powell has always been something of a Hamlet type figure.