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Is Powell a war criminal?

If the answer is "Yes" then answer this next question:

"What about our current president?"

Blogs on the internet accuse the president, of similar act as Powell:

"Obama remains a continuation of Bush. As he announced that “a decade of war is now ending,” his drone war killed three more “suspected militants” in Yemen—another statement that the U.S. has the right to target anyone, anywhere suspected of wanting to attack U.S. nationals or the forces of governments that work with the U.S. are fair targets for annihilation at the president’s discretion."

or......

Obama continues to threaten Iran. He continues to encourage the false perception encouraged by the media that Iran has a nuclear weapons program threatening Israel and the world. Following the joint U.S.-NATO operation to topple Qadafy in Libya (producing an even worse regime), he mulls over intervening in Syria, and already orders his air force to deliver French troops to the battlefields of yet another war-of-choice, this time in Mali."

President Obama was elected by popular support and with the endorsement of Gen. Powell.

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      Feb 5 2013: Re: As children of God we are all good.
      When we do wrong, we are doing the work of he who is evil!

      This is your personal belief. It would be more appropriate to state it as such so as not to force your beliefs onto others. i.e. I belief that "as children of God we are all good.
    • Feb 5 2013: You seem to disagree with me, but for the life of me, I can't point to a single comment you've made that describes what this is succinctly.

      Let me try this. I care too. I believe that the Iraq war was wrong. The reason I believe this is that the entire basis of prosecuting the war was wrong. Iraq DID NOT have WMD's when we invaded. Thus the millions of Iraqi who died or were displaced were killed when they weren't guilt of the crime for which they were accused. Thus the hundreds of thousands of soldiers in the US died for a cause that was wrong.

      Powell was one of the chief reasons this error was made. He presented "evidence" that turned out to be wrong, cooked or deliberately distorted. I consider doing what he did to be contrary to the oath he took, contrary to the duty of his position, morally wrong and politically irresponsible.

      Further, Powell himself now admits much of this.

      If you believe that my agreement is wrong, please point out where you believe me to be in error and stop harping that you don't like my style.

      You have said several times now that I am ignoring your argument. For the love of Pete, would you please make it in a single readable sentence or two and get on with it?
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        • Feb 6 2013: Please, please please say something that makes some logical sense. Yes, I am an American. Not all Americans live forever in the States.

          I have learned to read. This is why I have such a hard time understanding you. You do not seem to follow any systematic thought progression.

          Will you please stop writing in lame metaphors and pseudo-poetic language. You fool no one.

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