Ike's Warning May Just Tell Us 'Why We Fight'

05/25/2011 11:55 am ET

Richard Perle who predicted our children would sing songs in years to come after the Iraqi disappeared at the "first whiff of gunpowder" and Col. Larry Wilkerson, chief of staff to Secretary of State Colonel Powell, who could no longer keep silent about how his boss was fed bad intelligence, squared off at a screening in Washington last week. It was a face-off between the Army veteran who served for 31 years against the multimillionaire defense consultant who didn't serve at all and is one of the biggest haws and Dick Cheney defenders in all of the Capitol.

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