Colin Powell's possible exit.

  1. This article suggests that Mr. Powell will exit after the president's 1st term ends. Any thoughts?


    http://www.time.com/time/nation/arti...346150,00.html
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   fergus51
    He's the only man who would ever make me consider voting Republican. It would be a shame for Bush to let him go.
  4. by   live4today
    I think Powell has served the USA very well.....and with much dignity and respect. If he wants to retire from what he is currently doing, I'm all for him doing so. He's a very brilliant man, and obviously a great husband and father. He seems to offer a lot of himself in many different avenues of life, so he'll always be in the media for something. Great all around guy! :kiss
  5. by   JailRN
    Too bad-he'd make a GREAT president.
  6. by   Aussienurse2
    What a shame. He is a shining voice of reason in what is fast becoming a very scary situation indeed. I hope he doesn't give up the fight too soon for the rest of the world.
  7. by   Mkue
    I would really hate to see him go, we need more men like Colin Powell
    Last edit by mkue on Sep 2, '02
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i wonder what is really going on.

    the online cnn reports that mr. powell, mr. chenney, and mr. rumsfeld are not seeing eye to eye on things. one, in particular, is sending the u.n. weapons inspectors back into iraq.

    "powell's call for a return of u.n. weapons inspectors, who left iraq in late 1998, appeared to conflict with vice president dick cheney's dismissal of their value."

    http://www.cnn.com/2002/world/europe...raq/index.html
  9. by   Beach_RN
    I would not be very happy if Mr. Powell left his position. I believe him to be a brilliant man, and definetely the voice of reason amongst all the chaos going on in Washington, DC.

    I have to say.. It would be very difficult for me to re-elect President Bush, if Mr. Powell is not part of his cabinet.
  10. by   prn nurse
    Powell is a military man, not a politician.
    He doesn't know how to "play ball" with the big boys. He is part of the Cabinet. As a politician, he should go along with whatever Bush advocates.
    He has too much integrity and military experience to go along with "Cowboy George's" resolve to attack Iraq.
    This will land him in hot water.
    When he disagreed on something last Nov. or Dec. they shipped him off on a mission to Timbuktu.... or some god-forsaken place...... watch the crap hit the fan this week.

    He must be a part of "the team" to be a successful politician. Even if the Boss is wrong, and the Entire World is telling him he is wrong....doesn't matter...... in politics, you back the boss.
    If he learns fast-- he can be elected president. Even all the racists I know say he is the only one in Washington with a lick of sense and they ALL say they would vote for him "in a New York minute."
  11. by   shay
    I love Colin Powell and desperately wish he would run for pres.. Him leaving would be tragic.
  12. by   Ted
    . . . sorry state of affairs if he leaves this administration.

    I admire and respect Colin Powell.

    Ted
  13. by   fergus51
    Said he is leaving after Bush's first term. Now I really hope it will be his only term....

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