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Editorial: Colin Powell

Monday, October 1, 2012

On Tuesday Gen. Colin L. Powell will kick off the highly anticipated Speaker Series at Southeast Missouri State University.

Powell's speech, titled "Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust and Values" will be the first of several high-profile public speaking engagements brought to the university this school year.

Tony LaRussa, The Second City, John Legend, Michelle Kwan and Jeff Corwin will follow in the coming months.

Powell is a highly decorated military general, who served as national security adviser under President Ronald Reagan. He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton and under President George W. Bush the country's 65th Secretary of State.

Powell has a lot to offer in the way of sharing leadership qualities. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity. Powell will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Show Me Center. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.showmecenter.biz and the Show Me Center Box office. The event is free to Southeast faculty, staff and students; free tickets can be picked up at the University Center with a valid Redhawks ID.

The Speaker Series has been a popular and worthwhile endeavor. It is funded by a student-approved activity fee, and the lineup is decided, in large part, by a Southeast student committee.


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Colin Powell speaking on trust and values: This is the man who, above all others, convinced America that we were invading Iraq because of their "weapons of mass destruction", which they never had. Amazing. Anybody who buys a ticket to see this man is patronizing deceit and murder.

-- Posted by Raunchy on Mon, Oct 1, 2012, at 10:11 AM

Iraq because of their "weapons of mass destruction", which they never had. Amazing. Anybody who buys a ticket to see this man is patronizing deceit and murder. -- Posted by Raunchy on Mon, Oct 1, 2012, at 10:11 AM

Iraq did have weapons of mass destruction. It did not have nuclear weapons. Do you know the difference? There WERE weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

-- Posted by Dug on Mon, Oct 1, 2012, at 5:26 PM

It is just unreal what we accomplished in Iraq in ten years.

-- Posted by jayrod on Mon, Oct 1, 2012, at 8:13 PM

Dug, even Vice-President Cheney eventually admitted that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. It was a lie in order to invade a sovereign country. Despite that, many Republicans still believe the original lie.

A man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest..........

-- Posted by Raunchy on Tue, Oct 2, 2012, at 9:48 AM


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