On November 15, 1993, Colin Powell was made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Colin Powell's experience in military matters made him a very popular figure with both American political parties.
Colin Powell announced his resignation as Secretary of State on Monday, November 15, 2004.
When Colin Powell said something, you knew he meant it.
Bush eventually won, and Colin Powell was appointed Secretary of State.