The career soldier who became Secretary of State under George W. Bush died at the age of 84 as a result of Covid-19 on Monday, October 18.
Colin Powell, former Secretary of State under George W. Bush, died at the age of 84 from “complications from Covid-19,” his family announced Monday (October 18th). He is notably known for having defended the American intervention in Iraq in 2003 during a controversial intervention at the UN.
Son of Jamaican immigrants who grew up in the Bronx in New York, he had a military career , participating in particular in the Vietnam War, before entering politics. Between 1987 and 1989, Colin Powell was the National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, before becoming Secretary of State during George W. Bush’s first term .
It was at this time that he made himself known to the general public, defending, on February 5, 2003, at the UN the American intervention in Iraq against Saddam Hussein’s regime. During his intervention he assures us that the country has biological as well as nuclear weapons and shows a capsule presented as containing anthrax.
Colin Powell gives up being part of the government during George W. Bush’s second term and even supports Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 polls. In 2013, he recognizes that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction at the time of his speech to the United Nations.