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Israel's Netanyahu Lied About Iran With Infamous "Clear Red Line" Threat, Mossad Leak Reveals

It was just over 12 years ago today when then Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke to the U.N. Security Council on February 5, 2003, and lied to a packed auditorium of world leaders and the entire world, making the case that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Show More Summary

Who Else Got Votes for House Speaker?

John Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House by a comfortable margin, but 14 others, from former Secretary of State Colin Powell to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, also got votes.

Powell On ‘CBS This Morning’: Nothing Wrong With Opening Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell joined “CBS This Morning” from Washington to discuss the recent shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba. Although the retired army general, like former President George W. Bush, supported the economicShow More Summary

The Bush administration hid CIA abuses from Colin Powell for fear he 'would blow his stack'

Former President George W. Bush's White House kept its own secretaries of defense and state in the dark about the CIA's torture program, according to a damning Senate report released Tuesday. The reason? The White House was "extremely...Show More Summary

Colin Powell Has a Hot Tub Room Full of Portraits of Himself

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

What do you do when you're the US Secretary of State, and world leaders constantly insist on giving you portraits of yourself? Former Secretary of State Colin Powell points out that you can't turn them down, so he keeps them all. In his hot tub room.

Russian TV's American Face

The posters have been popping up like guerilla art across downtown Washington, D.C. One of them, glued to the plywood walls of a construction site, depicts former Secretary of State Colin Powell's 2003 testimony to the U.N. Security Council in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Show More Summary

‘None Whatsoever’: Colin Powell Has No Buyer’s Remorse over Endorsing Obama

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

Asked whether he has any buyer's remorse about endorsing President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Colin Powell wholeheartedly said: "None whatsoever."

Build your own darn museum

It did not warm my heart to see a photo of former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger, James A. Baker III, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton join the current secretary, John Kerry, to break ground on a new museum dedicated to, well, themselves. Technically it is the U.S. Diplomacy Center, to be built in […]

How James Foley’s Death Changed the Course of Obama’s Foreign Policy

6 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Colin Powell is an American hero.  He served two combat tours in Vietnam, and rose to become the first African-American Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  But the doctrine that bears his name – the Powell Doctrine – is a disaster. Show More Summary

Colin Powell Kept In Dark By CIA About Post 911 ‘Torture’ Practices

According to The Army Times, a Senate report has concluded that then Secretary of State, Colin Powell, as well as many U.S. ambassadors was kept in the dark by the CIA regarding detention and interrogation practices after the 911 attacks. The classified report, which is currently circulating among White House Staff, found that Powell, along

White House 'accidentally emailed' torture report talking points to AP reporter

7 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

U.S. President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell applaud at the North Atlantic Council Summit in Prague November 21, 2002. Between them is Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to their right, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Show More Summary

Think back to 2003. . . the year the U.S. didn’t invade Iraq

Here is how history might have unfolded in an alternate universe in which the U.S. never invaded Iraq. Historians would later record how Secretary of State Colin Powell prevailed in a key Cabinet meeting in early 2003, when he refused to go before the United Nations because he lacked proof that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Show More Summary

Back to Iraq?

The Pottery Barn School of Foreign Policymaking states that if “you break it, you own it.” Commonly mis-attributed to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, the notion was coined by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman early in 2003. The idea is simple: nation-states are responsible for the consequences of their policy choices. Nowhere is […]

Watch U.S. secretaries of state show off their dance moves

Colin Powell showed off his dance moves this weekend alongside Katie Holmes and Ellen DeGeneres at a Hamptons shindig, but he isn't the first diplomat to strut his stuff. Other secretaries of state have paved the way for smooth-moving Powell, swaying and grooving to their favorite tunes despite their high-profile post.

R.O.T.C. Returns to New York’s City College More Than Four Decades After Removal

11 months agoMilitary / US Military : At War

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is expected to attend a ceremony welcoming the Reserve Officer Training Corps back to the City University of New York.

Gen. Colin Powell brings his 13 leadership principles to Salesforce’s board

Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and 65th U.S. Secretary of State joins board of the world's largest CRM solutions company

Colin Powell joins Salesforce.com board

12 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star general Colin Powell is now Salesforce.com’s 11th board member. Neither board membership nor technology is new to Powell who is a director at Bloom Energy and a strategic limited partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Powell served as […]

'Eat your heart out Ellen!' Colin Powell wins Throwback Thursday with vintage selfie

12 months agoTechnology : Today Tech

How cool is Colin Powell? He was taking selfies long before today’s hipsters were even born.The 76-year-old former secretary of state got into the "Throwback Thursday" spirit on Facebook, postinga black-and-white photo of his younger...Show More Summary

Colin Powell Posts a 60-Year Old Selfie

12 months agoHumor : Neatorama

Colin Powell is a retired US Army general and Secretary of State. He recently posted on Facebook this photo of himself taking a photograph 60 years ago. Like a modern teenager, he took selfies. And he did it with style. That young man knew how to look snazzy! (Photo: Bloom Energy) -via 22 Words

A new report says selfies are causing young women to get more plastic surgery. Here’s why it’s wrong.

12 months agoArts : Arts Post

The Internet was aflutter all afternoon with the revelation that Colin Powell — four-star general, former Secretary of State — had taken a mirror photo of himself some 60 years ago. This is well and good, and we applaud Powell on joining the long list of luminaries who have, for whatever reason, chosen to make […]

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