Lawrence Wilkerson

The Cheney Cabal’s Lies and Torture


Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, (US Army Ret.), former chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, discusses the coalition of Oil and Israeli interests in pushing the invasion of Iraq, all the reasons that everyone should have known that the WMD and terrorism pretexts were just that, the disgrace he felt during Powell’s UN speech and his surprise at the positive coverage, the status of Anar al-Islam in Kurdistan before the war, the after the fact creation of al Qaeda in Iraq by Zarqawi and his allies, how he came to understand how the Cheney-Neocon cabal operated – too late, the continued polarization of American politics, the responsibility of David Addington, Jim Haynes, Doug Feith, Jay Bybee, John Yoo, Timothy Flanigan and Alberto Gonzales for the torture policy adopted after 9/11, its consequences, John McCain’s pro-torture Detainee Treatment Act, how the administration killed the Iranian peace offer of 2003 and how the administration let Osama bin Laden escape from Afghanistan in 2001.

MP3 here. (52:44)

Colonel Lawrence B. Wilkerson, U.S. Army (Ret.), was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005. He is now the Pamela Harriman Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary.

12 thoughts on “Lawrence Wilkerson”

  1. Yes, we knew all that..The question is this: after Bush orders the US military to support Israel’s unprovoked bombing of Iran and incineration of millions of innocent Persians is there any hope of a military coup? And, of course, the installation of Patrick J. Buchanan as President-for-life…………No, seriously..

  2. But if it is oil that Cheney wants why not repair the damage done by Israel so that Arab discontent is no longer a hinderance to the flow of oil?

  3. The thesis which Col. Wilkerson refers to as to the cause of the invasion of Iraq : Peak Oil in Saudi Arabia and The Dick Cheney Energy Task Force is exactly the thesis of Michael C. Ruppert in “Crossing the Rubicon, the Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil”.

    Remember the Cheney Energy Task Force occurred in January 2001, well before 9/11, and according to Wilkerson now, that is where and when the energy policy of the Bush I administration was conceived …

    What do you think Dick Cheney conceived as a mean to justify for a military aggression of Iraq with its large suspected oil reserves ? What did they conceive as contingency plans to avert the probable objections of countries already having ties with Iraqi oil ? How did they plan to deceive US public into a war of aggression ?

    Think … Mike Ruppert was right all along … 9/11 is the key to the Energy policy of Dick Cheney. 9/11 was the great enabler …

  4. Obama said that Iran should be barred from importing gasoline. That´s a Declaration of War, the same as HR 362 and SR 580 which were shelved for now.

  5. I think there's a reason why there was so much consensus among the major national intelligence agencies….they all are working for the real powers that be who will not allow any decent esp. with such a profitable resource such as oil at stake. The UN weapons inspectors had already discovered that there were NO WMD's in Iraq. Scott Ritter was speaking out about this the whole time we were preparing to go to war.

    The CIA is the strong arm of the NWO agenda. They knew all along. They WERE LYING! See Ian McGovern. Computer glitch my butt!!!!

    See James Bamford's Shadow Factory and the fac that the CIA new the Pentagon terrorists were in the US, but refused to tell the FBI. And they were working right across from the NSA headquarters in Laurel, MD.

  6. Military intelligence, what intelligence? I so hope that antiwar radio will interview the brilliant James Petras, noted authority on the power of Israel on the United States, and the decline of our power due to Zionism and militarism. Our foreign policy is fully determined by AIPAC, who have set up shop in Cheney’s wing of the Whitehouse as Strategic Operational Plans, or under some such name, as SOP for us saps.

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