As a veteran myself, I respect the late Colin Powell's military service. But in politics, I part company with General Powell.

Powell said that he supported former President Barack Obama because he thought the country needed new, young blood in politics. Actually, what Powell said before the election was that those white people who didn't vote for Obama were probably racist. He said that. Not me.

Then, he supported two liberal democrats in Clinton and Biden. Powell was not a conservative even he had attachments to that Bush gang. No, Powell's political beliefs were very liberal. He was no more a Republican than is Liz Cheney.

Tom Kovach is a resident of Nevis, Minn.

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