Remembering Colin Powell upon his death: Former President Bush calls him 'a great public servant'

Remembering Colin Powell upon his death: Former President Bush calls him 'a great public servant'

10/18/2021 4:20:00 PM

Remembering Colin Powell upon his death: Former President Bush calls him 'a great public servant'

Former President Bush, on the passing of Colin Powell, calls the retired general and former secretary of state 'a great man'

Former PresidentGeorge W. Bushsays Gen. Colin Powell was"a great man."Powell, who served top roles in several administrations including national security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, and secretary of state, died Monday at 84 from complications related to COVID-19, his family announced.

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AMERICAN ICON DEAD: COLIN POWELL PASSES AT AGE 84"He was a great public servant, starting with his time as a soldier during Vietnam. Many Presidents relied on General Powell’s counsel and experience. He was National Security Adviser under President Reagan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under my father and President Clinton, and Secretary of State during my Administration," the former president said in a statement on Monday morning. 

U.S. President-elect Bush (L) listens as retired General Colin Powell speaks to supporters and the press after Bush annouced Powell would serve as his Secretary of State in the his administration during a ceremony in Crawford, Texas, December 16, 2000. Powell served as Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff under former President Bush's administration. headtopics.com

(Reuters)Bush noted that Powell"was such a favorite of Presidents that he earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom – twice. He was highly respected at home and abroad.  And most important, Colin was a family man and a friend."

SLIDESHOW: COLIN POWELL THROUGH THE YEARSThe former president added that he and former first lady Laura Bush"send Alma and their children our sincere condolences as they remember the life of a great man."Ari Fleischer, who served as Bush's first White House press secretary, remembered Powell for having"such an uplifting approach to his job and life. Always laughing, always happy - he had a hard job, but he always carried it out with a can-do, upbeat approach."

"He treated everyone he met with respect and kindness. I will miss him," Fleischer added.Paul Steinhauser is a politics reporter based in New Hampshire.Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox

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Democrats will have a thousand excuses why he died of Covid despite being fully vaccinated McCain gets another roommate Rest in peace 😞 The vaccine doesn't work, Fox viewers say, as they also argue Powell died of cancer and not COVID. Unrepentant war criminal praises unrepentant war crime facilitator. Man could’ve been POTUS in 2000 if he had only said yes… Either way, a truly great man respected by all sides of the isle, and all branches of the military…

Great man great leader he will be truly missed Rest In Paradise warrior. Remember him and his wash powder Burn in hell!!! that is where war criminals like him belong.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell dies from COVID-19 complicationsHis family said that the former secretary of state died after suffering from Covid-19 complications. He was fully vaccinated against the disease. WoW sorry to read this .. RIP i can hear fox whitewing product journos comparing george floyd's life with transnationalism faster than a trade embargo My cousin worked closely with a few years back. He was a great man. RIP

Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell Dead After COVID ComplicationsPowell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, was receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Medical Center, his family said. He was 84. How many people died by his lies. Impunity is the name of his legacy. 😭😭😭😭 RIP

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell dies from Covid complicationsBREAKING: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, the first Black Secretary of State, died Monday due to complications from Covid-19, his family said in a statement on Facebook. The world is a long way from a cure to COVID19 RIP, sir. I hope your passing isn't for naught. I hope all the vaccination protesters grasp the concept of the mitigation of a GLOBAL pandemic. A friend has a deadly disease and cannot be admitted to hospital because there are no beds which have been allotted to Covid patients. Lol apparently to trump geniuses… a 90% effectiveness of the vaccine means you are 100% covered from serious illness

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Dies at 84Colin Powell, who as a retired four-star general and former White House national security adviser went on to serve as the first Black secretary of state, has died at 84. RIP great person ,respect . I couldn’t find the part that states he was also Vaccinated… Loved this man....always wanted him to be president 💛💛💛

Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Dies of COVID-19 at 84Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications. His family confirmed his death on Monday in a public Facebook post, noting that he was fully vaccinated. Powell was 8… Iraq, Afghanistan... we will remember. This is wonderful, one of the criminals who caused the death of millions of Iraqis in order to steal their country's oil has died Have they found nuclear weapons, or are they still looking for them?

Colin Powell, Former Secretary Of State, Dies Of Complications From CovidColin Powell, the first Black secretary of state who played an influential role in shaping foreign and military policy in the administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, … Rest In Peace Colin Powell This is wonderful, one of the criminals who caused the death of millions of Iraqis in order to steal their country's oil has died Have they found nuclear weapons, or are they still looking for them? Not vaccinated!! How did he worked in a government with such brains