Gen. Colin Powell told Roland Martin that President Barack Obama should "take his time" on deciding to send more troops to Afghanistan. "What I have advised him is to not be rushed into a decision because this one is the decision that will have consequences for years to come," Powell said Wednesday on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

"So Mr. President, don't get pushed by the left to do nothing and don't get pushed by the right to do everything, you take your time and you figure it out," cautioned Powell. "You’re the commander and chief and this is what you're elected for."


The following audio is Tom Joyner Morning Show, broadcast on Nov. 11, 2009.

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