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John McCain Blames Colin Powell For Second Iraq War

John McCain Slams Colin Powell For Iraq War

John McCain blasted Colin Powell after his endorsement of President Barack Obama, saying that Powell was the main reason the United States attacked Iraq during the Bush administration.

McCain sat down for an interview with The National Review on Friday, saying:

“Colin Powell, interestingly enough, said that Obama got us out of Iraq. But it was Colin Powell, with his testimony before the UN Security Council, that got us into Iraq.”

The news site also asked about John Sununu’s reaction to Powell’s endorsement (suggesting it may be racially motivated) McCain answered, “He retracted those comments this morning.”

The Huffington Post notes that McCain went on to say:

“All I can say is that Gen. Powell, you disappoint us and you have harmed your legacy even further by defending what has clearly been the most feckless foreign policy in my lifetime.”

While John McCain may slam Colin Powell for helping the US invade Iraq, it is worth noting that McCain voted in October 2002 to authorize force in Iraq. He was also an early proponent of attacking the Middle Eastern country. On October 18, 2001, McCain spoke about what would come next after Afghanistan, saying:

“The second phase — if I could just make one, very quickly — the second phase is Iraq. There is some indication, and I don’t have the conclusions, but some of this anthrax may — and I emphasize may — have come from Iraq.”

Powell made his speech to the UN Security Council in 2003 about Iraq’s suspected weapons of mass destruction. It lent significant credibility to invading the Middle Eastern nation. Powell has since spoke about the now-infamous speech, saying it was a “blot” and a “failure.”

Do you think that John McCain should criticize Colin Powell for his Obama endorsement and for his UN speech advocating war in Iraq?

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26 Responses to “John McCain Blames Colin Powell For Second Iraq War”

  1. David Agosta

    So the Defense Dept. presented a bunch of inaccurate information about WMDs to the President. The President instructed the Secretary of State to make the case for an invasion to the UN and a major cheerleader of that is now blaming the Secretary of State for getting us into that war.

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  3. Javier Silva

    I have just lost respect for McCain. My vote goes to Obama. And why isn't the Moral Majority saying anything about the fact that Mormonism is a false religion?

  4. Anonymous

    What is this? McCain is a crackpot like the rest of the Rethugs! His "blaming" Powell is a further step into the cesspool of denial and racism this country is seemingly proud to display. He refuses to see his own hand or reflection in the mirror. Oh, so now Powell is at fault. Is there not a Middle Eastern country McCain doesn't want to get in a war with? Afghanistan and Iraq, now Libya, Syria, and let's not forget Iran. Even though he was held by the Viet Cong all those years, he does not seem to have a problem with Communist countries like China. Sit down and SHUT UP old Man.

  5. Mike Minyen

    I can't believe I actually admired that man for the longest time.

  6. David Burleson

    Colin makes many claims, the same as Obama about himself, such as being an African American like Obama, when that is total bs.Colin's parents came from Jamaica, not the Continent of Africa, as Obama's father, his Illegal alien uncle, His equally criminal Aunt did, as well. Colin made the claims about Iraq, the same as others from other Nations, and now he is trying to make up new bs, but, that is politics and senility in action.

  7. Anonymous

    What a friggin' idiot! He supported the phony wmd stories, he advocated to bomb, bomb, bomb Iran – for what I don't know. He's been one of the biggest warmongers in the Senate. And to say the O'bomber administration runs one of the most feckless foreign policies… lies about threats, wmds, mushroom clouds in our cities, drawing lines in the sand, either you're with us or with the terrorist, anyone who questions the war is a terrorist sympathizer, an american hater, etc. Two pointless wars, blamed on 9/11 – an attack that should have been treated like a crime, not an invasion by a foreign country. Endless saber-rattling with Iran, Venezuela, overthrowing Aristide in Haiti with a kidnapping by Marines which led to a military takeover. Yes, the bush years were the golden years of US cut-throat imperialism, the kind that idiots like John McBraindead prefer. Please, you demented old fool, take your PSTD brain out of the Senate and retire already. You make me want to bomb North Vietnam for releasing you!

  8. Jocelyn Angeleaux Mills

    He needs to zip it if he voted for the war, too. What a donkey.

  9. David Burleson

    McCain is also a natural born American citizen, so read the entire 14th amendment to the US Constitution sometime. That being said,Colin is not and has never been an African American,and neither are his parents.

  10. Jocelyn Angeleaux Mills

    David Burleson Uh-huh….LOL You are the expert at telling people what racial and ethnicity they are, huh? Please. I think Colin Powell can speak for himself. He was born here in America. Please read up on the history of the triangular trade so that you will understand how African peoples ended up in Jamaica and America. *smh*

  11. Jocelyn Angeleaux Mills

    I know what the 14th amendment says by the way….but you are bringing up where Powell's parents are born as if that has ANYTHING at all to do with his citizenship.

  12. David Burleson

    Colin is an American citizen,and he was born in New york,child.His Parents,according to them,and colin,is that his Parents were Jamaican, understand child? I wish you were an Adult,so you could understand that,but maybe you can grow up someday child.I did not call colin any race,of which their is only the Human race,dear child. I hope you can grow up someday,and be able to understand it.Now,you have no right to say that no Jamaicans exist,and the Bob Marley fans of his as well as of his son might have an issue with your way of thinking about Jamaicans,but,they might feel sorry for you,suffering from the mental disability you have.The slave trade has nothing to do with it by the way child,and McCain is a natural born American citizen,because he was born from American parents while his Father,an Admiral,was on Military duty.Read the 14th or have your teacher read it to you child during storytime.

  13. David Burleson

    Colin is an American citizen,and he was born in New york,child.His Parents,according to them,and colin,is that his Parents were Jamaican, understand child? I wish you were an Adult,so you could understand that,but maybe you can grow up someday child.I did not call colin any race,of which their is only the Human race,dear child. I hope you can grow up someday,and be able to understand it.Now,you have no right to say that no Jamaicans exist,and the Bob Marley fans of his as well as of his son might have an issue with your way of thinking about Jamaicans,but,they might feel sorry for you,suffering from the mental disability you have.The slave trade has nothing to do with it by the way child,and McCain is a natural born American citizen,because he was born from American parents while his Father,an Admiral,was on Military duty.Read the 14th or have your teacher read it to you child during storytime.

  14. David Burleson

    Jason,child,you are a child with your name calling,immature attitude.I gave your sister the respect she deserves, for her lack of maturity with her replies to me.Now run along child.I understand the topic,but you and your sister do not,now go back to school and get a better education child.Colin has lost his mind,and he did go to the UN to ask for the UN to allow for the Iraq war to continue.McCain voted for it,after the UN voted for and passed UN Res. 1441. Now run along and quit embarrassing your parents and your teachers with your childish rants.By the way,I am not your Father,so I am not an idiot,child.

  15. Jocelyn Angeleaux Mills

    David Burleson, you are a sad individual….I am sure you spend hours on these sites trying to validate your poor self-worth and image, but you aren't worth any oxygen that I may use addressing you. I refuse to argue with people so ignorant and immature. I think you need remedial course work to speak to Jason or me.

  16. David Burleson

    Mills,you poor child,still unable to post as a rationale adult,again.I have posted facts along with opinion,and you post childish dribble,yet again.Now run along child,your recess is almost over,and you might lose your pillow seat on the floor to another child.The topic is on Colin and McCain, not your immature rants child.Colin gave the speech to the UN,who authorized UN RES 1441,which is a fact, but you and your brother have issues with that,and the senility of Colin to make up an ethnicity he has never had.Jamaica has made a Plaque in honor of Colin,whose parents came from there,and not the continent of Africa,as he now claims.Colin has spoken and written about his Jamaican heritage,by the way child,so deal.

  17. David Burleson

    can you prove any racism? I may not agree with all he says,but I will not pull the race card unless there is proof. Colin has never shown racism,but Obama has,and in his own Books.

  18. David Burleson

    The vote for the war was not made until after UN res 1441 was agreed to.Colin gave the speech to the UN that later voted on and approved giving authority for the USA and its allies to invade Iraq.Facts matter,and youi are wrong.By the way,the DREAM (NIGHTMARE ACT) was voted down,so the Illegal aliens(criminals) can go home.

  19. Craig Pruett

    People like Jane are too busy promoting racial hatred to be bothered with facts David. She and the Dems are desperate to keep racial hatred alive and kicking as evidenced by her feeble post.

  20. David Burleson

    I agree craig,and now Dems are calling voting for Obama better than sex,like sex,or old people will watch people having sex if they do not vote for Obama.So instead of ideas for America,its sex and racism.