Monday, October 18, 2021

Colin Powell, RIP -- October 18, 2021

Four-star General Colin Powell has died of COVID-19; he had been treated for cancer, which weakened his immune system. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, and served as the first person of color to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs during the Persian Gulf War. President George W Bush appointed him as the first person of color to serve as Secretary of State. I admired him and thought he might become our first African-American president. I lost some of my admiration when he made the speech before the UN describing Sadaam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. We later learned that they did not exist. Despite that, I was grateful when he spoke out against Donald Trump.

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