- Sep 30, 2003
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- WA, Australia
General Colin Powell, the first black US secretary of state, is being remembered as a "phenomenal leader", "superb soldier" and "great man".
Colin Powell, the soldier who rose to become the first black US secretary of state and serve three presidents, but whose reputation was tainted when he used spurious intelligence to make the case for war with Iraq, has died at the age of 84.
General Colin Powell, a former US secretary of state and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, has died of complications from COVID-19. He was 84.
Would struggle to think of a public reputation that's suffered a bigger 180 than Powell's pre and post that WMD press conference at the UN. Although he's probably far from alone in that Cabinet in being steamrolled by Cheney and his cronies.
The 1996 Presidential Campaign that never was is one of the great historical "What if's" of US Politics - he'd have beaten Clinton had he thrown his hat in the ring at the time IMO.