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    Colin Powell: Oil Spill Is 'Beyond The Capacity' Of BP To Solve, Military Might Have Role

    Colin Powell: Oil Spill Is 'Beyond The Capacity' Of BP To Solve, Military Might Have Role

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell suggested on Sunday that the United States military has a role to play in helping contain the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, saying that the problem now was "beyond the capacity" of BP to stop.

    "The president has to get involved as quickly as possible," Powell told ABC's This Week. "If you don't, then public opinion starts to drag you in the media, and pushes you. And so when something like this clearly is going to get beyond the capacity of whoever caused it, get beyond the capacity of local authorities, I think the federal government has to move in quickly and move in with, to use my favorite expression, decisive force and demonstrate that it's doing everything that it can do."

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    Re: Colin Powell: Oil Spill Is 'Beyond The Capacity' Of BP To Solve, Military Might H

    Why couldnt this guy have been POTUS instead of DUBYA? :mad:
     
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    Re: Colin Powell: Oil Spill Is 'Beyond The Capacity' Of BP To Solve, Military Might H

    Because he never ran.
     
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    Re: Colin Powell: Oil Spill Is 'Beyond The Capacity' Of BP To Solve, Military Might H

    They are both liars, what difference does it make...
     
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    Re: Colin Powell: Oil Spill Is 'Beyond The Capacity' Of BP To Solve, Military Might H

    Saying a politician is a liar is like saying the ocean is sort of wet.
     
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    Re: Colin Powell: Oil Spill Is 'Beyond The Capacity' Of BP To Solve, Military Might H

    Beat me to it. So true.

    My question is, "How many oil spills has the military cleaned up like this and who thinks they can do this job without screwing it up?"

    Not saying the troops would have a problem, but the Pentagon geniuses would almost certainly turn it into a cluster fukc. Time to call the Arabs and their crews in. They owe us.
     
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    Re: Colin Powell: Oil Spill Is 'Beyond The Capacity' Of BP To Solve, Military Might H

    I remember hoping that GW would dump that slime Cheney, and add Powell as his VP in '04. Oh well.
     
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    Re: Colin Powell: Oil Spill Is 'Beyond The Capacity' Of BP To Solve, Military Might H

    Isn't the Coast Guard part of the military? And haven't they been there since just about Day 1?
     
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    Re: Colin Powell: Oil Spill Is 'Beyond The Capacity' Of BP To Solve, Military Might H

    We could do it EASY! We'd sit around and watch contracters from KBR do the same job for 10 times the cost. Granted, THEY wouldn't do a good job, but hey, at least they'd make a crap ton of money!
     
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    Re: Colin Powell: Oil Spill Is 'Beyond The Capacity' Of BP To Solve, Military Might H

    They are military, non-DoD but still military.
     

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