"...those are the problems the American people wanted to hear about, not about Mr. Ayers, not about who is a Muslim and who is not a Muslim. Those kinds of images going out on al Jazeera are killing us around the world.
And we have got to say to the world, it doesn't make any difference who you are or what you are, if you're an American you're an American. And this business of, for example a congresswoman from Minnesota going around saying let's examine all congressmen to see who is pro America or not pro America, we have got to stop this kind of non-sense and pull ourselves together and remember that our great strength is in our unity and diversity. That really was driving me."
-- Gen. Colin Powell, on the negative attacks coming out of the McCain Campaign and GOP, during his endorsement of Barack Obama during Meet the Press.