News reported by the Associated Press concerning leaked emails from one of Colin Powell’s accounts are revealing, not because of his dual criticisms of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but rather about Powell himself. Powell is loyal to nobody but himself. He is not a good friend to most of the people he worked for.
So when he uses uses Hillary Clinton’s initials, and wrote that “Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris,” or when, in another email, he denounces Clinton for attempting to “drag me in” to the controversies surrounding her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state, the opinions that he asserts are not as important as the fact that Powell is trashing Clinton behind her back. It is not a cool thing to do, but back-stabbing and telling lies is entrenched in Powell’s DNA– that’s what he does.
One needs only review the remarks made by Colin Powell in his Iraq presentation at the United Nations, to understand why he has been accused of telling lie after lie during that speech and on occasion thereafter – Powell likes to blame the intelligence community for his flawed reasoning over the invasion of Iraq: “If we had known the intelligence was wrong, we would not have gone into Iraq. But the intelligence community, all 16 agencies, assured us that it was right,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Powell frequently attaches blame to others and rarely (if ever) accepts responsibility for his own actions or decisions.
It remains to be seen whether the mainstream press will continue to swoon over Powell after the emails surely reveal his dislike for Hillary Clinton, a darling of the liberal media. Regardless, we think Powell’s opinions about most anything are chiefly irrelevant– for sure, they are likely to be based on faulty reasoning and facts provided to him by flawed analysts– not information he has personally attained and could be held accountable for.