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Sen. John McCain has been very vocal about his disappointment in former Secretary of State Colin Powell since Powell’s public endorsement of President Obama on a television show. McCain took to the Fox radio and television networks to reveal his disgrace in Powell’s legacy.
“I’m just saddened because, you know, I used to be a great admirer of Colin Powell.,” McCain told the hosts of Fox News Radio’s Kilmeade & Friends. “We were friends. I think one of the sad aspects of his career is going to the United Nations Security Council and telling them things about Iraq that were absolutely false.” He continued: “All I can say is that Gen. Powell, you disappoint us and you have harmed your legacy even further by defending what has clearly been the most feckless foreign policy in my lifetime.”
On Friday, McCain continued his attacks on Powell during an interview with National Review Online, saying Powell is to blame for America’s War on Iraq. “Colin Powell, interestingly enough, said that Obama got us out of Iraq,” McCain said. “But it was Colin Powell, with his testimony before the U.N. Security Council, that got us into Iraq.” Huffington Post reports that Sen. McCain was an avid supporter of U.S. intervention in Iraq. Powell has since expressed regret in his role in the escalation of the war on terror.