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Quote from General Colin Powell,

"So our record of living our values and letting our values be an inspiration to others I think is clear.
And I don't think I have anything to be ashamed of or apologize for with respect to what America has done for the world.
We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last hundred years and we've done this as recently as the last year in Afghanistan and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in, and otherwise we have returned home ... to live our own lives in peace."


General Colin Powell (more quotes by General Colin Powell or books by/about General Colin Powell)

(1937- ) US Army General, Secretary of State (2001-05)


At an address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 26, 2003, in answer to the question posed by former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey if Powell felt the U.S and its allies had given due consideration to the use of the "soft power" of diplomacy versus the "hard power" of military force against Saddam Hussein in Iraq,


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