Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Colin Powell for Veep? No bleeping way!

"He [Saddam] has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors." Colin Powell, Feb, 2001. [Scoop]

So, I'm half awake about 20 minutes ago and I hear Juan Williams on Morning Edition seriously discussing why Colin Powell might become Obama's Veep.

OK, one word: Anthrax.

That's what Powell had in his hand at the UN trying to convince us with his unsullied reputation that when Saddam "finally admitted having these weapons in 1995, the quantities were vast. Less than a teaspoon of dry anthrax, a little bit about this amount--this is just about the amount of a teaspoon--less than a teaspoon full of dry anthrax in an envelope shutdown the United States Senate in the fall of 2001. . . If concentrated into this dry form, this amount would be enough to fill tens upon tens upon tens of thousands of teaspoons. And Saddam Hussein has not verifiably accounted for even one teaspoon-full of this deadly material." [DoS]

Ah, the memories! And this is my favorite part, Saddam's robot planes that were going to douse New York with his anthrax:

Powell: "Now, unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs.

Iraq has been working on a variety of UAVs for more than a decade. This is just illustrative of what a UAV would look like. This effort has included attempts to modify for unmanned flight the MiG-21 (ph) and with greater success an aircraft called the L-29 (ph). However, Iraq is now concentrating not on these airplanes, but on developing and testing smaller UAVs, such as this. UAVs are well suited for dispensing chemical and biological weapons.

There is ample evidence that Iraq has dedicated much effort to developing and testing spray devices that could be adapted for UAVs. And of the little that Saddam Hussein told us about UAVs, he has not told the truth. One of these lies is graphically and indisputably demonstrated by intelligence we collected on June 27, last year."

There are so many times before the invasion, including when he took a look at all this "triple sourced" intel and called it "bullshit" when he could have grown a spine and put an end to this fiasco before it happened, but he didn't.
What happens if Obama , God forbid, has to take us to war (presumably, this time, a legitimate war) he couldn't even think about having this guy come out and try to sell it. Please Mr. Obama, find another candidate for Veep.
Extra note:

And if you need any more reason to pick someone else . . . from the Ron Paul Blog:

"Just a fun little thought experiment. If I were Barack Obama, who would I choose for the vice presidency? My answer…Colin Powell."

If the Ronulans think he would be a good choice. you know you need to find someone else.

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