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John McCain to Colin Powell: ‘You Have Harmed Your Legacy’

John McCain Severly Criticizes Colin Powell For Endorsing President Obama For A Second Term

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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.

63 Responses to John McCain to Colin Powell: ‘You Have Harmed Your Legacy’

  1. Linda J

    November 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Mr. Cain, get a life and get over yourself.

  2. maxine

    November 3, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Is there anybody left in the rep.party with good sense?how in the H— do Mccain think they can take Colin Powell legacy away.Now I understand why the woman wrote the book CRAZY white folks

  3. Davchi

    November 1, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    You were never friends with Colin Powell Sen. McCain in your entire life. I remember so well white folks like you called MLK a socialist and a communist vehemently and you joined the fray since you’ve been in Congress. So the “only people” you speak for as you always have is for those negroes that hunger to shimmy up to the likes of you and the rest of the right, far right, ultra right and tea partiers and you have the nerve to act as if every black man in prominence is suppose to kiss the $ss of you “good ole boys”. I’ll betcha he’ll say you were no where near or thought of as a friend. Please!

  4. Blatantgoat

    October 31, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    It should surprize no one that Fmr. Sec. of State, Fmr. Joint Chiefs Chair, Gen. Powell has drunken the Obama Kool-Aid. Esscentially, Gen. Powell has been a Ward-of-The-State his entire career……he was a Rebublican not because of his fierce Capitalist independence, but because of his parents; who’s generation were all Republicans…wanting to be Democrats, but were not allowed-in. Overwhelmingly, the very thing we’re denied is what we most want. That applies especially to us “Black Americans,” we really do want to belong…”God only knows why?” We had a “far-better” black community 50 years ago.

  5. What a World

    October 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Colin Powell did harm to himself when he was associated with the GOP, Thank God he was able to step away from these heartless, greedy, liars. He is highly respected then and even more today, I commend him for speaking out for what he knows and believes is in the best interest of the American People. McCain needs to take a long hike and please carry that Rogue of a Sarah Palin along with you. If anyone should be ashame of what they have done to American it should be John McCain for givin us Sarah! a mouth that makes no sense and refuses to close. Enough already!

  6. DOCMEB

    October 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Some body needs to tell McCain that you can vote for who ever you want…

  7. GW

    October 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

    John McinSain, do you think that General Powell
    could go to the United Nations Committee without
    George Bush’s permission, who do you think sent him
    there? You yourself are a warhawk, you supported
    Iraq, and Afganistan, and now you want us to start
    war with Iran. All of this came because Viet Nam
    captured your tired a** and bet the h**l out of you
    for bombing their children. These white politicians only want you to be there friend when
    they can control you opinions, thats not frienship
    thats hens**t. You can never trust people like that. Colin Powell has said he is fed up with the
    overt racism that pollutes his party, he has seen
    this affliction first hand and people like
    Condi Rice still continue to support his party, just wait and see if she comes to Colins defense.

  8. Lisa

    October 29, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Henry McKee- Bush and his cartel. Funny!!

  9. Henry McKee

    October 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    McCain has it all wrong. Mr Powell reported at the UN using information provided by Bush and his cartel. He was against the war. I recall his saying, “Those who have never been to war relish going to war.” Ironically, the gang who was advising Bush are now all advising Romney and pushing to attack Iran on behalf of Israel.
    Mr. Powell is a very intelligent man and can decide for himself who to support for the presidency. He does not need the approval of McCain or any of the other self-serving individuals.

  10. Henry McKee

    October 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    McCain has it all wrong. Mr Powell reported at the UN using information provided by Bush and his cartel. He was against the war. I recall his saying, “Those who have never been to war relish going to war.” Ironically, the gang who was advising Bush are now all advising Romney and pushing to attack Iran on behalf of Israel.
    Mr. Powell is a very intelligent man and can decide for himself who to support for the presidency. He does not need the approval of McCain or any of the other self-serving individuals.

  11. Henry McKee

    October 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    McCain has it all wrong. Mr Powell reported at the UN using information provided by Bush and his cartel. He was against the war. I recall his saying, “Those who have never been to war relish going to war.” Ironically, the gang who was advising Bush are now all advising Romney and pushing to attack Iran on behalf of Israel.
    Mr. Powell is a very intelligent man and can decide for himself who to support for the presidency. He does not need the approval of McCain or any of the other self-serving individuals.

  12. C. Momassie

    October 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Some things never change Sen. McCain you are who you are and you cannot fool the public about your feeling that when you are white you are all right and when you are black in McCain’s opinion you get back, stay back. I ‘m retired military,retired in 1979 I’ve see you at work McCain your statement about Retired Gen. C. Powell is a complete disrespectful disgrace however it do not surprise me once a man of disgrace I suppose will always be a man of disgrace and here it is the world though you were a hero (pass tents were!)but then again were you? It is people like you McCain that will go no further you are done! You now need to get right with God before it is to late for you and those who follow you live with you and listen to your disrespect to Gen. C. Powell (you are what the world think your world is and that is NOTHING!

  13. Michael Anderson

    October 29, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    It doesn’t surprise me that after all Mr Powell has done not only for his court but the Republican party Sen. McCain the man who thought he could win the election by ruining with a woman has attacked him how do you blame an officer who has sworn to obey the orders of those appointed over him and the Commander and Chief to say what they wanted him to say. We were going to Iraq no matter what anyone had to say about it after Bush Sr. couldn’t get his man Jr. was going to stop at nothing to finish him off. If the KKK can endorse the POTUS why can’t a Republican. Instead of worrying about who is endorsing who why don’t you work together and fix the issues that we have in the country.

  14. karen

    October 29, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Gen. Colin Powell’s legacy will never be flawed. This is a hero, a man of integrity and distinction and honor. He has served his country extremely well and his intelligence is superior. John McCain needs to sit his pathetic “living dead” ass down somewhere and shut the hell up. I respected him when he was decent enough to stand up for President Obama against a old racist biddy who called Obama some stupid name during a debate, I thought he had a decent bone in his body, but if it wasn’t for him and his party’s character assassination of the President, people like that old bitch would never have the crazy lies to spew. I’m sure Gen. Powell loses no sleep over that piece of sh**.

  15. Michael Drake

    October 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Wille Lynch is still in the process of a ressurection. Why year after year does the All White Male Club believe that the legitimacy of African Americam Men and Women as a people begin and end at the curvature of their lip less face. Mr McCain finished at the bottom of his class at the Naval Acadmey. His service in the Senate on behalf of ALL AMERICANS has been a utter failure. His desire to be the twin bookend to Donald Trump is a revelation of the chicken sized heart in his chest. Neither trump or McCain had the courage to conduct a face to face conversation. The paper or news link that carried this trash can be painted with the same brush. As a Sailor that is still in the Navy I find that Mr McCains behavior disgraceful and unworthy of being connected to the uniform and legacy of a United States Naval Officer.

    • brotherscoe

      October 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Exactly! A blackman can go from hero to zero, in a flash when you quit being a step-and-fetch it, and turn into a revolutionary man of free speech and independent thinking of who you will support. I’ve seen this happen to blacks before from whites and blacks if their is no allegiance to whom they want you to support. Mc,Cain is just disgruntled because Colin, was a better solider and man in the first place, long before colin decided to support Obama. Thisi s just McCains cover up reason so he doesn’t look racist, but political, but he has once again since Palin exposed himself for what he really is. This should serve as a warning people! POLITICIANS want to control the voting process of who to vote for.

  16. Michael Drake

    October 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Wille Lynch is still in the process of a ressurection. Why year after year does the All White Male Club believe that the legitimacy of African Americam Men and Women as a people begin and end at the curvature of their lip less face. Mr McCain finished at the bottom of his class at the Naval Acadmey. His service in the Senate on behalf of ALL AMERICANS has been a utter failure. His desire to be the twin bookend to Donald Trump is a revelation of the chicken sized heart in his chest. Neither trump or McCain had the courage to conduct a face to face conversation. The paper or news link that carried this trash can be painted with the same brush. As a Sailor that is still in the Navy I find that Mr McCains behavior disgraceful and unworthy of being connected to the uniform and legacy of a United States Naval Officer.

  17. Michael Drake

    October 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Wille Lynch is still in the process of a ressurection. Why year after year does the All White Male Club believe that the legitimacy of African Americam Men and Women as a people begin and end at the curvature of their lip less face. Mr McCain finished at the bottom of his class at the Naval Acadmey. His service in the Senate on behalf of ALL AMERICANS has been a utter failure. His desire to be the twin bookend to Donald Trump is a revelation of the chicken sized heart in his chest. Neither trump or McCain had the courage to conduct a face to face conversation. The paper or news link that carried this trash can be painted with the same brush. As a Sailor that is still in the Navy I find that Mr McCains behavior disgraceful and unworthy of being connected to the uniform and legacy of a United States Naval Officer.

  18. Bishop W. Dotson

    October 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    The mental health of John McCain appears to be failing fast.Thank God he can recieve treatment under”Obama Care” :-)

  19. E.D. Arrington

    October 29, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Senator John McCain is “SHOUTING” disapproval over General Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Barack Obama. Yet, on Mitt Romney’s flip-flopping, outright lies, lack of knowledge on foreign policy, the endorsement of Senator Mourdock, in light of his deplorable views on rape and abortion, the despicable antics of Tea Party members, and the intentional congressional gridlock by Republicans, the “SILENCE” of John McCain [and “his” presidential candidate of choice] is deafening and speaks volumes. As I watched former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell, announce his endorsement for the re-election of President Obama, I was overwhelmed. Not merely because General Powell chose the President over Mitt Romney, but because I understood the courage it took for General Powell to break ranks…again. There was nothing easy about what he did. But, General Powell has always stood by his convictions, despite John McCain’s protests. [Now Senator McCain wants to blame the Iraq war on “his” former friend.] General Powell was booed at the Republican National Convention when he took to the stage and supported affirmative action. Despite that rejection from his own party members, he remained a loyal Republican. This “man” is a four-star General who has served his country militarily, served under both presidential administrations of George H., and George W. Bush, while living under harsh criticism from African Americans because of his party affiliation, and even harsher criticism from his own party members when he didn’t, and in this case, doesn’t toe the party line, particularly with his endorsement of President Obama. As I watched the Piers Morgan Tonight show, I was appalled by the way John Sununu, [and now John McCain] attempted to dismiss what I know I heard from General Colin Powell — a thoughtful contrast of the two presidential candidates on their economic and foreign policy and consistency on their positions. John Sununu accepted George W. Bush’s endorsement of Mitt Romney without question. [I have also heard not a word of disapproval from John McCain.] The race nor the ethnicity of either man was ever mentioned. Yet, John Sununu ascribed General Powell’s endorsement of President Obama to one reason alone – “look at him.” They are both Black. General Colin Powell couldn’t have been more clear or precise about “his” choice. [And John McCain must have not been listening, for it took but a minute for him to erase the great record of “his” former friend no sooner than it took General Powell to announce “his” decision.] But what I want you to zero-in and stay focused on is the “SILENCE” of Mitt Romney. This is a man who “now” claims he wants to be president of 100% of Americans. Yet, John Sununu has not been discharged from his position as co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s campaign, neither have I heard Mitt Romney speak out against his inflammatory remark, or publicly praise a “man” who deserves all of our praise. In spite of Mitt Romney’s “SILENCE,” John Sununu’s race-baiting, or John McCain’s outrage, allow me to leave you with this: “No matter how many ways they try to spin it, this country has a long way to go before we win the war on ‘racism.’ So, I want to thank you, General Colin Powell, for you make me proud to be an American.” Now, for those of you who are still undecided voters, listen to the “SILENCE” of Mitt Romney, and ask yourself, “Where do I fit in that 100% he will represent?”

    • Sherry

      October 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      This was very well stated! I’m going to repost this with all your credit intact! Thanks

  20. HASSAN HARTLEY

    October 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

    McCain is trifling. He chose Sarah,”I’m the dumbest VP candidate since Dan Quayle”, and was willing to put her incompetent self a 72 year old’s heartbeat from the Presidency, and he has the gall to talk about tarnished legacies???

  21. Ronald Monroe

    October 29, 2012 at 10:26 am

    How dare McCain place Iraq solely on Powell’s shoulders. Bush and everyone of his cabinet members were on television constantly misinforming us about Iraq and WMD’s. lest I remind McCain he was also part of that drumbeat and Then senator Obama was one of the few who stood against the senseless war.

  22. makheru bradley

    October 29, 2012 at 9:27 am

    The Republicans, Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II made Powell through a series of appointments. They are pissed because he has turned his back on his benefactors.

    Powell deliberately lied to the UN to justify the war on Iraq. That’s his legacy–a liar. Who could respect or trust someone like Colin Powell?

  23. Lady J

    October 29, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I hate it when people think that they own you! We are all free thinking people and can make choices as we see fit. McCain you made your choices – good or bad. Allow Colon Powell to make his own. We’re not on anymore plantations.

  24. NJWEEDMAN

    October 29, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Colin should respond to McCains attack with one of his own! No is not the time to be timid – slap him Colin.

    Imagine if Colin did say, coming from a man who made a mockery of our party with his vp selection 08 I’d advise not to talk about legacies.

  25. Derrick

    October 29, 2012 at 6:36 am

    That dried up old redneck looks just the mummmy!!!

    OLD CRIPPLED BAS*TURD!!!

    • storm

      October 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Derrick Derrick Derrick

  26. cburley

    October 29, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Have you noticed when mccain hasn’t gotten any press or his name hasn’t been mention in the news in a while he just pops up to get attention? What is he now the spokesman for the the republican party? Nobody cares mccain, just accept it you’re old and forgotten about. He still cannot accept the fact that he got beat by obama back in 2008. Grow up!

  27. George E. Ferguson

    October 29, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I think that Gen. Powell has embellished his legacy as a TRUE patriot in expressing his opinion of a party organization which has clearly “gone off the rails.” He has been consistent, which is more than one can say about McCain, Romney, Ryan and others who are apparently engaged in a MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) mode within the GOP.
    i ADNIRE his fortitude and honesty.