Blinken praises Colin Powell as 'beloved' at State Department

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Colin Powell earned adoration as a history making military officer but his reputation later took a big hit Powell retired in nineteen ninety three as the first black joint chiefs of staff chairman I have never wanted to be anything but a soldier a decade later as America's top diplomat Saddam Hussein and his regime will stop at nothing until something stops him Powell's state department was dubious of military and intelligence claims that Saddam had what was developing weapons of mass destruction but he went before the U. N. security council to make the case for war against Iraq citing faulty information it was seen as a low point in Powell's legendary career in eighteen months later he acknowledged no stash was found the intelligence community

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