26 Oct '12, 2pm

Why Colin Powell's endorsement is a genius move--for Romney. @PowerlineUS

For a while there yesterday I was gnashing my teeth about Colin Powell’s endorsement of Obama, and spent a lot of time trying to come up with a revised definition of the Powell Doctrine (force as a last resort, and then used in overwhelming quantity–yawn. . .), since the new Powell-Obama Doctrine would seem to be something like all drone and no predator. Really, what to make of Powell’s comment that “Obama got us out of one war while not getting us into any new ones”? I guess Powell buys the Libya as a “kinetic action” line. I can see it now: a whole new line of Powell-inspired G.I. Joe “kinetic action” figures as Christmas gifts at Montessori schools everywhere. But I appraised the genius of Powell’s endorsement when I saw Chris Matthews’ reaction to it: “Do we really want to go back to people who got us into war in Iraq?” I’m sure by this Matthews means that a President ...

Full article: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/10/the-genius-...

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