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Lawrence Wilkerson

The Iran Deal, Munich and Lessons From Versailles

Michael Zucker | Posted 09.10.2016 | Politics
Michael Zucker

July's Iran nuclear deal stands as one of the most significant foreign policy achievements of this or any recent administration. It rejects a Munich replication and builds on the lessons of Versailles while eliminating many of its pitfalls.

Retired Army Colonel Rips Dick Cheney: He Isn't Immoral, He's Amoral

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Retired U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson has no doubt that Dick Cheney is bad for the country, but there's a question of the exact nature of his vill...

Sam Stein

If You Were An Iraq War Critic, You're Probably Not Being Asked To Go On TV | Sam Stein | Posted 06.27.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Kent Conrad’s phone hasn’t been ringing very much over the past few weeks, as Iraq, and the debate over America's future in the coun...

Dick Cheney's Visit To Toronto Stirs Call For War Crimes Arrest

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

An international volunteer organization urged Canadian authorities to arrest former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on war crimes charges when he visi...

Peter S. Goodman

Deepening Doubt: Experts Distrust Case For Strikes In Syria | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.30.2013 | Home

As the United States and France prepare for a seemingly inevitable military strike on Syria, intelligence experts around the globe are sounding the al...

Matt Sledge

Deja Vu For Man Who Crafted Colin Powell's Pre-Iraq War Speech | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

Lawrence Wilkerson, the man who reviewed the intelligence in Secretary of State Colin Powell's infamous 2003 pre-Iraq War United Nations presentation ...

Senators Open Back Door for War With Iran

Kate Gould | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Kate Gould

Nearly half of the Senate has signed on to what is nicknamed the "Back Door to War" resolution, which calls for the U.S. to pledge military support for a potential Israeli attack on Iran. This resolution could be a precursor to a full-on authorization of military force.

Washington's War-Makers Aren't 'in a Bubble,' They're in a Bunker

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

With the tenth anniversary of the Iraq invasion coming up next month, we can expect a surge of explanations for what made that catastrophe possible.

Colin Powell's Former Chief Of Staff: 'My Party Is Full Of Racists'

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

Colin Powell's former chief of staff condemned the Republican Party on Friday night, telling MSNBC's Ed Schultz, "My party is full of racists." Ret...

Ex-Bush Official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: "I Am Willing To Testify" If Dick Cheney Is Put on Trial for War Crimes

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

To reflect on Cheney's tenure in the George W. Bush administration, Democracy Now! speaks with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Former Powell Aide: Cheney Fears Prosecution For War Crimes

Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff to Colin Powell during his tenure as secretary of state, tells ABC News that former vice preside...

Powell's Chief Of Staff: We Were 'Manipulated' Into Making Case For Iraq War

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, appeared on "MSNBC Live" tonight and discussed Powell's role as Secretary of State during t...

Guns, Religion and the Glenn Beck Rally

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What Barack Obama described in the 2008 campaign is what we are seeing unfold in the country. Guns and religion -- or, in other words, fear and intolerance.

Bush Insider Reveals Guantanamo Deception: Hundreds of Innocents Jailed

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

The issue now before us is not just whether the Bush Administration was wrong about Guantanamo but whether it was also consistently deceitful in holding hundreds of innocent men in prison to cover up their own mistakes.

George W. Bush Knew Guantánamo Prisoners Were Innocent, Reports Times Of London

Times Online | Tim Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they fea...

Seven Years of War in Iraq: Still Based on Cheney's Torture and Lies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Friday marked the seventh anniversary of the illegal invasion of Iraq, but it seems that Americans have become used to living in a state of perpetual war, even though that war was based on torture and lies.

Rachel Corrie's (Posthumous) Day in Court

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amy Goodman

An unusual trial begins in Israel this week that people around the world will be watching closely. It involves the tragic death of 23-year-old Rachel Corrie by an Israeli military bulldozer.

Ryan Grim

Wilkerson: Cheney "Lonely, Paranoid, Frightened" | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The night after Colin Powell delivered his infamous argument to the United Nations justifying the invasion of Iraq, Lawrence Wilkerson, his chief of s...

IraqTortureGate: Powell Denies Knowing He Used Tortured Evidence for UN Case

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

"Speculation by people who never attended meetings"? Who is Powell trying to discredit? The Senate Intelligence Committee? Or his own former chief deputy?

Col. Wilkerson: "Cheney Kept Some Things From the President"

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

We interviewed Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, the former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell and he had some very interesting things to say about Cheney and Rumsfeld.

Lawrence Wilkerson: Congress Is "Spineless" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, was sharply critical of the CIA and the U.S. Congress in an app...

Stop the Presses: Cheney's Re-emergence Is Finally Explained!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Nancy Pelosi, this week, accused the CIA of lying. Who, journalists collectively ask, could ever accuse the CIA of lying? Who indeed? Almost anybody, it seems to me.

Obama's First 100 Days: A Start On Guantanamo, But Not Enough

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andy Worthington

Just Binyam Mohamed and the Yemeni doctor, Ayman Batarfi have been cleared for release. At this rate, of course, it will take decades to close Guantánamo.

What if Instead of the Nuremberg Trials There Was Only a Truth Commission?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

As some liberals make the case against a Special Prosecutor, the lawyers who fought for the release of the torture memos push back and explain why prosecutions are the only response.

Sam Stein

Lawrence Wilkerson: Disbar The Bush Lawyers And Get A Special Prosecutor For The Rest | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Colin Powell's former chief of staff called on Friday for a special prosecutor to be appointed and "armed to the teeth" to investigate the authorizati...