facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Powell: Obama lifted a collapsing economy

Feb. 21, 2010 at 2:31 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says the nation's political system is in trouble but not broken.

"It's a great system but it's in some disarray right now and the American people are looking for their leaders to fix it," Powell said Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Congressional leaders need to find ways to "get the country moving and not just scream at each other," said Powell, a Republican and a retired four-star U.S. Army general.

Powell, who endorsed Democrat Barack Obama as president, said he would do so again because Obama's agenda, though overly ambitious, helped lift a collapsing economy.

"I think he has done quite a few things well to stabilize the situation," Powell said. "But I'm afraid he put too much on the plate for the American people to absorb at this time."

On national security, Powell disagreed with recent comments by former Vice President Dick Cheney that America is at greater risk of a terrorist attack because of Obama administration policy.

"I don't think that's borne out by the facts," Powell said on "Face the Nation."

Topics: Colin Powell
© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone
2
Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S. Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S.
3
Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional
4
Watch: News anchor resigns live on-air to sell pot, '[Expletive] it, I quit' Watch: News anchor resigns live on-air to sell pot, '[Expletive] it, I quit'
5
Arrest warrant issued for 'person of interest' in missing UVA student case Arrest warrant issued for 'person of interest' in missing UVA student case
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback