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Powell Talks More About Obama Endorsement

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This from a press conference after MTP

“I think Sen. McCain as gifted as he is, is essentially, going to [execute] the orthodoxy of the Republican agenda with a new face and a maverick approach to it. I think we need more than that. I think we need a generation change. My sole concern is where are we going after January 20, 2009.”

“I’m well aware of the world I played; my role was straightforward. I wanted to avoid a war, and the president agreed with that and tried to go through the UN. And it didn’t work, and I supported the president. And it looked great…but then [it went bad] and now it’s starting to turn around.”

On McCain’s ads: “It troubled me. Those kind of images going out on Al-Jazeera are killing us around the world. This business from the congresswoman from Minnesota saying, let’s examine all congressman to see who is pro-American or not pro-American.”

The Powell Doctrine is back.