Colin Powell, dead of COVID-19 complications.
I don’t care that Powell “secretly opposed” or “spoke out against” the illegal invasions after the fact. He went before congress to sell a lie. He knew it was a lie designed to “justify” and invasion. There is no forgiveness nor absolution for that.
An honourable man would have said no. An honourable man would have gone public and said the claims of WMD were a lie. Powell was not an honourable man, he was a participant in war crimes.
Some might call it puerile, but as I heard said about him in 2001:
Colon Bowel went before congress and talked about WMDs.
He passed a lot of wind, but he didn’t produce ****.