posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 08:20 PM
I'm sorry, but Colin Powell has a tremendous amount of respect in my eyes. And it is NOT because he is endorsing Barack Obama.
I respect the man because I believe he wore his uniform with grace. When he realized the gravity of the crimes he had committed on behalf of Bush,
Cheney and Rove he APOLOGIZED ON CAMERA to the American People. Even when the camera man was obviously receiving orders to turn the camera off, he
demanded that it be left on so he could continue his apology.
Yes, there was little doubt that he was going to back Obama. But it isn't because of his skin color. It was because he is personally disgusted with
Bush and Co and he realizes that McCain is part of the exact same problem he has already distanced himself from.
Editing to note that I may have made a claim I can't back up. It seems that Colin Powell's apology speech is no longer on the net. Maybe someone
else can find it, as I know someone will ask for it. Surely some others out there saw it also.
(needs to start downloading key speeches instead of just referencing them)
[edit on 19-10-2008 by Jay-in-AR]