Saturday, September 10, 2005

The Awful Sadness of Colin Powell

I had expected, years ago, that Colin Powell might well be President. Going into the this 2nd Bush administration has really brought him down. He is now acknowledging that fall publicly with what he calls a stain on his reputation. I was also shocked that he rules out race in the aftermath of Katrina, and says its an economic divide we are seeing. Yes, an economic divide for sure, but one that falls on largely racial lines. As a life long military officer, Powell is a very loyal person and is now suffering for his blind loyalties to the Bush family over many years. Sadly, in the end, it all reveals nothing so much as a significant flaw in Powell himself.