Colin Powell sits down for an interview in the latest issue of GQ.
Well worth a read. The man is a patriot.
On immigration Powell said:
"America could not survive without immigration," he says. "Even the undocumented immigrants are contributing to our economy. That's the country my parents came to. That's the image we have to portray to the rest of the world: kind, generous, a nation of nations, touched by every nation, and we touch every nation in return. That's what people still want to believe about us. They still want to come here. We've lost a bit of the image, but we haven't lost the reality yet. And we can fix the image by reflecting a welcoming attitude -- and by not taking counsel of our fears and scaring ourselves to death that everybody coming in is going to blow up something. It ain't the case."To which Romney spokesperson Kevin Madden might have responded:
"Powell is clearly a sissy when it comes to national security issues. Undocumented immigrants aren't fit to cut Governor Romney's lawn. Mitt Romney believes that the only good illegal is a dead illegal that the Governor strangled to death with his own two hands. On Fox And Friends."And if you think that joke is tasteless, you should read what (most) of the GOP candidates, including Governor Buenos Dias, are really putting out on the subject of immigration.
Nothing like a Party that turns backs the clock in order to try and win elections in the future.