Analysis |

A 'Blot' Called Iraq Tarnished Powell's American Success Story

alon pinkas
Alon Pinkas
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
alon pinkas
Alon Pinkas

In terms of legacy, there were two Colin Powells.

One is an inspiring American hero, whose life journey represents the progress America has made. It was a magnificent, fairy tale American success story that took the poor son of Jamaican immigrants from the Bronx, through America’s racist and discriminatory 1950s and 1960s – when he served in a military that was newly desegregated while much of the country was firmly segregated – to becoming the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the national security adviser to one president and the secretary of state to another.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:

Comments