Oct 20 2008

Crush

For some reason, even before I was old enough to vote, I have always had a lot of respect for General Colin Powell. I couldn’t even tell you when or how I first heard of him, but I knew I liked him. When he stood beside Bush and announced that he thought there were weapons of mass destruction to the UN, I was really disappointed. When he quit Bush’s cabinet, he redeemed himself a little bit, but it still didn’t take away the bad taste in my mouth about his part in invading Iraq.

But today? Today I feel like making out with him.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs43RR7IiNU]

One of my favorite parts:

I’m also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say. And it is permitted to be said such things as, “Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.” Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim, he’s a Christian. He’s always been a Christian. But the really right answer is, what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer’s no, that’s not America.

You can read the whole transcript here.

2 Comments

  • By NGS, October 20, 2008 @ 6:35 pm

    My husband and I watched that clip together and as he said, “what if he is?” I got teary-eyed. And “Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president?” slayed me.

    Religious intolerance in this country is officially out of control and I hope that Colin Powell gets people to at least reconsider some of their narrow-minded, obdurate views.

  • By heels, October 21, 2008 @ 8:32 am

    That’s the part that gets me every time, too. I’m glad I’m not the only one who got a little weepy there!

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