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It was revealed today that prior to the Iraq war, then-Secretary of State Colin Powell spent two and a half hours trying in vain to convince President George W. Bush not to invade.
GOI: Two and a half hours??? That's merely the length of your average movie!! Powell only spent two and a half hours to try and convince the president not to go to war??? Don't knock yourself out there Colin. Holding that position you have a heavy responsibility to America, it's brave soldiers and the people of an entire other country for god's sake!!! If he really wanted to avoid this war he would have talked to Bush every. damn. day--and if that didn't work he should have resigned to speak out publicly.
I would have done everything in my power to stop that war if I was in that position. Two and a half hours is a sorry ass attempt to stop a war that you supposedly believe is wrong. You're going to be satisfied with trying for a couple of hours?? How could you live with yourself knowing that you barely did anything to stop the genocide that this war has caused. If you only give a couple of your hours to "try" and stop the war--you're not really trying.
Powell's downfall is his unflinching, blind loyalty to "the mission" regardless of it's merits. He acted like he was still a Sargent in the field who must take orders--instead his was the goddamn Secretary of State!!!
You're too late coming to the party Colin. It's hard to have respect for someone who supposedly saw the horrors of this war coming and only spent two damn hours trying to prevent it. We're not talking about discussing some minor political issue over a cafe latte--we're talking about a fuckin' war man!!!
Why are you telling us of this Colin?? Perhaps it is because you feel ashamed that you didn't do more and somehow try to rationalize that two hours is "trying." Whatever.
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