Monday, October 20, 2008

You may ask yourself... how did I get here...

You know it must be over (touches wood) when the guy who helped put the USA into Iraq gets pissed off with The Republicans.

Colin Powell has now come out and endorsed Barack Obama. In his interview on Meet the Press he criticises the Republican right wingers for going way over the top and making up every crazy rumour known to man about Obama (see my previous post).

Now I haven't been a massive fan of Powell in the past, he is partly responsible, for starting the Iraq war. But in this interview he is rational, calm, and purposeful in his endorsement of Obama. This can't be a small thing for him either, Powell gave money to McCain, who is also a personal friend. But when Powell can come out and say McCain/Palin have gone too far, you know they have gone too far.

Let us hope that in three weeks time the United States can elect someone who can somehow undo 8 long years of what can only be described as the worst presidency in the history of the United States (a big call after Reagan and Nixon).

And on that note, there is an Oliver Stone movie on George W Bush. It look interesting, although whether it may be too soon, or possibly too late, remains to be seen. Having said that, the trailer is pretty fantastic, set to Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime. Never has a song summed up a President so well.

"And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful
And you may ask did I get here?"

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