Monday, Oct 20, 2008
Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama shows a comprehensive indictment of the Republican side, a former US national security advisor says.
“I was impressed by the comprehensive indictment of the current Republican ticket that was implicit in Powell’s statement,” former US president Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski told the Huffington Post.
On Sunday, US President George W. Bush’s first secretary of state Colin Powell endorsed Democratic candidate Obama in an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, saying ‘I think that Senator Obama brings a fresh set of eyes, fresh set of ideas to the table’.
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Brzezinski said, “It was not just about foreign affairs, it was a comprehensive statement that conveys the message that the more traditionally centrist Republicans are coming to view the McCain-Palin ticket as some sort of deviation – some sort of break – with the genuine traditions of the Republican Party.”
Brzezinski also rejected the notion that the endorsement could be discounted by undecided white voters as mere racial solidarity.
“Because of his military service, his role in the first Persian Gulf War, his status as a past Secretary of State, it has put him above the racial divide. He’s seen more as an elder statesman,” he said.
Earlier, Brzezinski warned that if Republican candidate John McCain becomes the next president the world will move toward World War IV.
“Well, if McCain is president and if his Secretary of State is Joe Lieberman and his Secretary of Defense is [Rudolph] Giuliani, we will be moving towards the World War IV that they have been both favoring and predicting,” Brzezinski said.
Ahead of November 4 election and after three presidential debates between Obama and McCain, American public now are waiting to see who will lead the country to put an end to the current financial crisis amid other domestic issues.
This article was posted: Monday, October 20, 2008 at 12:04 pm