Former Secretary Of State Powell Dies From COVID-19 Complications

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By Aaron Rustrom
October 18, 2021

He was the youngest and archetypal African American president of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, serving nether President George H.W. Bush.

Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents successful warfare and bid but whose sterling estimation was everlastingly stained erstwhile helium went earlier the U.N. and made faulty claims to warrant the U.S. warfare successful Iraq, has died of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.

In 1989 Powell became the archetypal Black president of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In that relation helium oversaw the U.S. penetration of Panama and aboriginal the U.S. penetration of Kuwait to oust the Iraqi service successful 1991.

But his bequest was scarred when, successful 2003, Powell went earlier the U.N. Security Council and made the lawsuit for U.S. warfare against Iraq. He cited faulty accusation claiming Saddam Hussein had secretly stashed distant weapons of wide destruction. Iraq's claims that it had not represented "a web of lies," helium told the satellite body.

In an announcement connected societal media, Powell's household said helium had been afloat vaccinated.

"We person mislaid a singular and loving husband, begetter and gramps and a large American," the household said.

Former President George W. Bush said helium and erstwhile archetypal woman Laura Bush were "deeply saddened" by Powell's death.

"He was a large nationalist servant" and "widely respected astatine location and abroad," Bush said. "And astir important, Colin was a household antheral and a friend. Laura and I nonstop Alma and their children our sincere condolences arsenic they retrieve the beingness of a large man."

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.