Neocon Colin Powell, Who Sold Iraq War, Says Trump’s Foreign Policy Is ‘Shambles’

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Former secretary of state Colin Powell, who was instrumental in selling the disastrous Iraq War, is now claiming that President Donald Trump's foreign policy is in "shambles."

Former secretary of state Colin Powell, who was instrumental in selling the disastrous Iraq War, is now claiming that President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is in “shambles.”

Neo-con Colin Powell slammed the Republican Party and President Donald Trump during an appearance Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”, laughably describing himself as a “moderate Republican” and claiming “The Republican Party has got to get a grip on itself.”

“Right now, Republican leaders and members of the Congress, in both the Senate and in the House, are holding back because they’re terrified of what will happen to any one of them if they speak out. Will they lose a primary? I don’t know why that’s such a disaster, but will they lose a primary?”

“And so, they need to get a grip, and when they see things that are not right, they need to say something about it because our foreign policy is in shambles right now in my humble judgment,” Powell continued.

Colin Powell’s record while secretary of state was more of a shambles than anything we are currently dealing with. Powell has admitted his 2003 speech to the United Nations, where he sold the Bush administration’s rationale for war in Iraq, a “blot” on his record.

The shameful speech set out to detail Iraq’s weapons program, but as the intelligence would later confirm, that program was nonexistent.

More than 16 years later, the speech continues to haunt Powell and the administration — not just for what it got wrong, but for the unintended consequences it set in motion.

Powell laid the groundwork for ISIS

In one section Powell mentioned the name Abu Musab al-Zarqawi 21 times. The aim was to establish Zarqawi as the link between Al Qaeda and Iraq. The problem, according to former members of the intelligence community, is that although Zarqawi once travelled to Afghanistan hoping to meet Osama bin Laden, he was considered a poor recruit for Al Qaeda.

As PBS Frontline surmised:

Powell’s U.N. speech helped elevate Zarqawi’s status, and within months, he was rapidly gaining followers in Iraq, fomenting sectarian warfare and laying the groundwork for the organization that would become ISIS.

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at The People's Voice. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries and won arguments in every single one. Live without fear.
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  1. Just arrest all of these criminal scum- has been traitors and give them what they deserve for fcking the country up and screwing the people so badly.

    • “has been traitors” My thoughts exactly. I would be mice to see all of these turncoats thrown in Gitmo along with the complete zerobama administration!

  2. Powell lied to protect a crooked President (a really crooked President) and the MIC. That alone should disbar his opinion of anyone else’s military moves.

  3. Neo-Cons Powell, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Bill Kristol, John Boltion (Probually Whistleblower #2), Schumer, Palosi all want Needless Wars.. Syria, Iran ECT. They get sucked into False Flags of Fake Syrian Gas Attacks to Sucker American Troops into fighting the Commie European Union Wars.

    • As soon as the Establishment Neo-Cons Volenter there Sons and Daughters for the front lines of Syria, That’s when to take there Occupation argument seriously.

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