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Colin Powell's America

Justin Webb | 21:06 UK time, Monday, 20 October 2008

Colin Powell, yesterday:

"Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer's no, that's not America.

"Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president? Yet, I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion - 'he's a Muslim and he might be associated with terrorists'. This is not the way we should be doing it in America."

He said other things that caught the headlines and may or may not have changed the election game, but nothing he said was better said than those words; after all America has a brilliant, brilliant, brilliant story to tell when it comes to religious liberty and tolerance and togetherness. Second to no other nation on earth in fact.

The posts at the end of this documentary report tell a story in themselves...

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