"Trump excoriating him after his passing, made my mind up"
LOL, you are just as bad as those Trump cultists who purposely say and do the exact opposite of what "the libs" say or do. If Trump says something that (heaven forbid) might be somewhat accurate or true, you become irrational and automatically decide that you must believe the opposite. True derangement.
Powell was not a great man. He deserves to be excoriated. He was an MIC dupe. His legacy will be that he was a weak man who allowed himself to be used in order to jumpstart a war where an entire country was needlessly destroyed and hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions were killed, injured, and forever psychologically damaged.
To sum up, screw Trump and screw Colin Powell.