David1735 Wrote:
Jan 14, 2013 8:33 AM
I wouldn't vote for Powell for dog catcher. He was a weak-kneed general (a political selection whose assignments far exceeded his abilities), and he is the main reason that Saddam Hussein remained in power. Schwarzkopf was less than 24 hours from completely encircling the Republican Guard in Iraq, but when the ugly pictures on the road to Basra came out, Powell recommended to the President that he end it. The Gulf War was never finished - it was ended by the mealy-mouthed Colin Powell.