Colin Powell eviscerated McCain/Palin negative smear campaign after endorsing Senator Barack Obama. Also of note in his announcement was how he shot down the absurdity of the Right's notion that America is a 'White Christian Nation',
"Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is no. That's not America. Is there something wrong with a seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing he or she could be president? Yet I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion that he is a Muslim and might have an association with terrorists. This is not the way we should be doing it in America,"-Colin Powell, standing up to the disgusting rhetoric and tactics of the McCain-Palin campaign.