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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:57 PM
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Colin Powell on National Guard folks in Vietnam
"I am angry that so many of the sons of the powerful and well-placed... managed to wangle slots in Reserve and National Guard units...Of the many tragedies of Vietnam, this raw class discrimination strikes me as the most damaging to the ideal that all Americans are created equal and owe equal allegiance to their country."
-Colin Powell, in his autobiography, My American Journey, p. 148

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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:04 AM
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1. yet hes working for such a man
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:25 AM
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2. Wouldn't you love to see this come up in a press conference?
Boy, would they squirm!
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PaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:39 AM
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4. Good...
keep your eyes open for info wherever Powell will be and mass mail whoever with questions for them to ask Powell..It's LONG overdue!
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lovedems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:36 AM
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3. I saw a snip of a press conference he was giving weeks ago
when a reporter tried to question him about that and I swear he pointed his finger at the reporter and said "DON'T GO THERE" and gave a really stern look.

I might have misinterpreted but I swear that's what I saw.
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:47 AM
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5. Colon Clogged Powell is worth 30 million bucks.
War has been good to him. When he leaves SOS, check out his net worth in about five years. He will probably be worth 100 million. That criminal son of his will not be far behind.

There was a time in his life when he was an honorable man. Then he started working for republicans. Nuff said!
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