Friday, September 24, 2010

What happened to Colin Powell's "Pottery Barn rule"?

Colin Powell famously said "You broke it, you bought it", meaning that if we invade and destabilize any country, we have to stay and rebuild it.

It seems that the presidential candidate endorsed by Powell is breaking the Powell rule.
Three car bombs tore through Baghdad and the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah Sunday, killing at least 36 people. The blasts in the capital were so powerful they sheared the sides off buildings and left streets choked with chunks of rubble.

It was the worst violence since the U.S. military dropped to 50,000 troops in Iraq and formally declared an end to combat operations on Sept. 1, saying Iraqi forces were up to the task of protecting their own country.

I hate the way these big shots always have one rule for others, and another easier one for themselves and their friends.

Of course, Powell's the guy who stood in front of the world at the U.N. to justify the invasion of Iraq with bogus and fraudulent evidence of Iraqi WMD's.

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