Posted on October 19, 2008
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Foreign Relations, People, Politics
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47 responses to “Statesmanship: Powell Endorses Obama”

  1. Amin says:

    This op-ed in the New York Times is worth reading:



    Colin Powell had been bugged by many things in his party’s campaign this fall: the insidious merging of rumors that Barack Obama was Muslim with intimations that he was a terrorist sympathizer; the assertion that Sarah Palin was ready to be president; the uniformed sheriff who introduced Governor Palin by sneering about Barack Hussein Obama; the scorn with which Republicans spit out the words “community organizer”; the Republicans’ argument that using taxes to “spread the wealth” was socialist when the purpose of taxes is to spread the wealth; Palin’s insidious notion that small towns in states that went for W. were “the real America.”

    But what sent him over the edge and made him realize he had to speak out was when he opened his New Yorker three weeks ago and saw a picture of a mother pressing her head against the gravestone of her son, a 20-year-old soldier who had been killed in Iraq. On the headstone were engraved his name, Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, his awards

  2. Abdul Hai says:

    I am so happy Colin Powell showed statemanship when talking about a 7 year old Muslim boy. I have asked both Obama and McCain campaigns for the last three months about their treatment of Muslims as un-touchables. Both parties ignored and never responded to my emails. Obama campaign is treating American Muslims like the democratic party treats African Americans – gurantted votes because they cannot vote for McCain. On the other hand, McCain thinks he will loose support by even admiting that Muslims do exists and vote. Colin Powell came thru and made my day.

    I doubt that any politician in Pakistan is broad minded enough and the courage to make similar statement about Christians, Ahmadis, Hindus or Jews.