Colin Powell finally came out of the closet today:
Of course, what does a retired four-star general, who worked for three Republican presidents (and also served under Richard Nixon as a White House Fellow) , know about foreign policy and national security? Plenty. And he knows a lot about Mitt Romney, too:
The governor who was saying things at the debate on Monday night … was saying things that were quite different from what he said earlier. I’m not quite sure which Gov. Romney we would be getting with respect to foreign policy.
One day he has a certain strong view about staying in Afghanistan but then on Monday night he agrees with the withdrawal, same thing in Iraq. On almost every issue that was discussed on Monday night, Governor Romney agreed with the President with some nuances. But this is quite a different set of foreign policy views than he had earlier in the campaign. And my concern … is that sometimes I don’t sense that he has thought through these issues as thoroughly as he should have.
“Think, Mitt, think,” he has said before.
I know the following colorful badges, medals, and ribbons don’t compare to, say, the ones Romney-endorsers Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity received for their service to the country, but damn they’re an impressive sight: