(NEWSER) – Colin Powell today called out the Trayvon Martin verdict, calling it "questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there," but predicting that the case would fade quickly from national memory. "I don't know if it will have staying power,” Powell said on Face the Nation, as per Politico. “These cases come along, and they blaze across the midnight sky and then after a period of time, they're forgotten.” He also applauded President Obama's comments on the verdict, saying, "I'd like to see him be more passionate about race questions, and I think that was an accurate characterization of some of the things that we were exposed to." Powell said he himself had been "refused access to restaurants, even though I had just come back from Vietnam," and told "we can't give you a hamburger."
Posted August 26th, 2013 @ 11:28am by Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff