I was very disappointed to see that Colin Powell resigned this week. Born in 1937 in New York's Bronx district to Jamaican immigrant parents, he rose to be the highest ranking soldier in the US army and then became US secretary of state. I wonder what Prince Charles would make of that?
Powell says in his resignation letter that he is pleased that his team "undertook major initiatives to deal with the problem of poverty and disease in the developing world". Powell clearly sees the link between third world poverty and terrorism, and wants to fight on both fronts.
Colin Powell is a great advert for giving people the opportunity to develop themselves to their full ability. I'm sure he will find another outlet for his talents.