"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Wednesday 14 September 2016


 Former Secretary of State, Colin Powell's e-mails have been hacked. 

He is revealed . He's not what we thought. 

Colin Powell is clearly an ambitious personality. 

Did he make his mark as Secretary of State ?  Not notably. Vice President Dick Cheney was much
in the forefront. Donald Rumsfeldt was also prominent . Colin Powell seemed to have been a cipher appointed for appearances. 

Oh-la -de-da ...why should that surprise ?

Colin Powell  did not reach heights achieved as an army wallah without really trying. 

He was Secretary of State when the U.S. invaded  Iraq. That decision has proven to be cataclysmic. 

Did he ever accept responsibility? Not that I recall. 

He was touted as  potential Republican presidential nominee. It never went any further. He had a good image but no political background or backers apparently. 

His career in public service seems to be  ended. 

He probably commands  substantial speaker fees. 

He's not old. He's not worn out. He is not likely content. 

Colin Powell may even be harbouring an element of bitterness. Envy perhaps of people in the game.

 Idling his time with  e-mails to friends like former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. 

Making uncomplimentary remarks about challengers  in a race he didn't get a chance to run. 

I think his reported e-mail comments reveal things about Colin Powell . 

Human weakness best  kept private. 

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