President Obama and Vice President Biden will meet this afternoon with Gen. Colin Powell to “discuss issues ranging from education and efforts to reduce the high school drop-out rate to the importance of ratifying the New START Treaty,” the White House just announced.
It’s nice of them to take some time out from bashing Powell’s tenure as Secretary of State. Or perhaps Cheney made Powell do the things he did. I don’t know.
It’s the latest example of Obama hauling in a bigshot to show that Important People support the START treaty. Kissinger has already been to the White House for the same purpose.
How do you do that, BTW? “Thanks for your views on dropout rates, general, let’s now talk about nuclear weapons.” Why pretend they care about Powells thoughts on screwed up students?