Day: June 10, 2007

Giuliani and Blacks in love fest – Not so much

Nice article in the NYT today that articles Rudy Giuliani’s relationships with black leaders in New York. It appears, at least from his article, that most of these relationships in with the black leader resigning. It seems to me that Rudy Giuliani is simply too — too mean, too aggressive, too vindictive, too hateful. But that’s just my opinion. If you don’t get along with New York blacks or the New York Police Department or the New York Fire Department, who exactly didn’t Rudy Giuliani piss off during his tenure as mayor? ——- From NYT: Once the cultural capital of black

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MTP – Colin Powell, close Gitmo

Again, this is why I like General Powell. General Powell will be one of those figures in American history that will have historians scratching their heads. He seems to be an honest straight shooter. His whole career seems to underline this fact. Then there is his UN speech. The most important speech in a generation and he dropped the ball. I personally believe that General Powell is a soldier first. If your Commander and Chief asks you to do something you do it, to the best of your ability. That’s the only way that I can explain what happened. Powell is

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MTP – Colin Powell, would he do it over again?

In spite of all that has happened, Colin Powell remains one of my favorite people.  Yes, he made some mistakes.  Yes, he made it much easier for the Bush Administration to go to war.  But, he still seems to try to be honest.  None of the folks in the Bush administration has EVER admitted that they have made a mistake.  Powell clearly states if we knew then what we know now there is no way that we go to war.  Now, compare his answer to Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  There is no comparison.  None.  One is dancing around the problem (Mitt). 

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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