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    Monday, August 09, 2004  
    - hawkish Secretary of State wanted
    I don’t get it.
    US Secretary of State Colin Powell is still referred to as a dove even though he was the advance man and is now the maintenance man for two wars (Afghanistan and Iraq)!
    Hello! McFly!
    Two wars! (Correct at time of publication, check current news sources for updates).
    That's a dove?
    How many wars do you have to be involved in before you lose your dove classification?
    One hundred?
    What's with the misnomer Homer?
    Why do the media still insist on calling him a dove?
    Is it because he's such a genuinely nice guy?, which he appears to be - though he might appear a lot nicer on the podium at the State Department, when seen from the press section, then in (so to speak) a fighter jet seen from the ground of some destroyed village.
    Or is it because of positive discrimination? – The press can't reconcile "Republican" let alone "hawkish Republican" with "African-American" and insist on miscasting him according to their stereotypes.
    Or is it all relative? – That even Genghis Khan as Secretary of State would look like a dove when compared to the right-of-Genghis Khan Bush cabinet.
    Well, Colin POW! (Batman graphics please) ain't no Prince, but this is what it sounds like when doves cry (war).

    Secretary Powell is a decent, accomplished man and, like all men, shouldn’t be defined according to his race, religion etc (which I'm certainly not doing) but he shouldn’t be categorized according to it either (which is just as discriminatory).

    9:59 am

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