Are Colin Powell and Richard Armitage going to leave office if George W. Bush serves a second term, as reported in the Washington Post today?

Couldn’t happen soon enough. Here’s Powell’s most recent quote about North Korea:

Powell was asked about Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz’s comment in early summer that Kim’s administration was “teetering on the edge of economic collapse.” Wolfowitz said that could be used as “a major point of leverage” against Kim.

“I don’t have a basis for saying there is an imminent collapse,” Powell said in the interview, which the State Department made public Sunday.

“Right now there is a government there. It’s been there for a lot of decades, and that’s what I have to deal with,” Powell said. “What the situation would be following a catastrophic collapse, I don’t really know. I don’t think it’s anything that any of North Korea’s neighbors at the moment wish to see.” [AP, August 4]

Anyone with any principles would say that if North Korea’s neighbors wish to keep it in slavery for their own convenience, then to hell with them. Powell is a disgrace.

And so is Bush, who keeps supporting him:

“The president thinks he is doing an outstanding job and appreciates the job that he is doing,” Press Secretary Scott McClellan said. “The president looks forward to Secretary Powell continuing to work with him in our foreign policy realm.” [AP]

Recommended Reading:

  • Powell’s Paper Tiger Show by Scott Holleran
    By having Colin Powell seek the world’s sanction, President Bush has compromised the sanctity of America’s defense.
  • Bush Should Fire Colin Powell by Robert W. Tracinski
    As secretary of state, Colin Powell’s job is to be America’s advocate. Yet, Colin Powell is willing to sacrifice America’s essential interests for the sake of foreign governments. Bush should fire him.
  • Colin Powell: A Future Speaker for the Democratic Convention? by Andrew West
    It appears that Colin Powell intends to move the Republican party even further away from individual rights and freedom and closer towards collectivism and altruism.
  • Powell’s Change of Heart? by Chip Joyce
    Powell’s superficiality of supporting a war against Iraq is ultimately undermining the power of the US, which is the greatest threat to US security that exists.
  • Racist Secretary of State Colin Powell Should Resign by Nicholas Provenzo
    Powell does not see the public as a group of individuals, he sees them as racial proxies, representing whatever racial group they may belong to by virtue of their skin. This position is apparently Powell’s antidote to the racism of the past–a new racism of the present.

Voice of Capitalism

Capitalism news delivered every Monday to your email inbox.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest