Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday endorsed President Barack Obama for reelection.
Gen. Powell, who served four years under the Bush administration, endorsed Obama during his first presidential bid four years ago, breaking ranks with the Republican Party in 2008.
“I’ll be voting for he and for Vice President Joe Biden next month,” Gen. Powell said on “CBS This Morning.”
One reason Gen. Powell said he supported Obama was that he had ended one war, is scaling back another, and has not started any new wars.
“I think that the actions he has taken with respect to protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. And so, I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on,” he said.
Gen. Powell said that he was unsure of Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s positions.
Speaking about the recent debates, Gen. Powell said, “[Romney] was saying things that were quite different from what he said earlier. I’m not quite sure which Governor Romney we would be getting with respect to foreign policy.”
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