Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Powell aide, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, says Cheney may be war criminal

...or maybe just a common criminal Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff to secretary of state Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005, singled out Mr Cheney in a wide-ranging political assault on the BBC's Today programme...Asked whether the vice-president was guilty of a war crime, Mr Wilkerson replied: "Well, that's an interesting question - it was certainly a domestic crime to advocate terror and I would suspect that it is ... an international crime as well." In the context of other remarks it appeared he was using the word "terror" to apply to the systematic abuse of prisoners.
I think may is a bit weak of a word. He ought to speak his mind. http://goblogurself.blogspot.com/
Tranes, I believe he offered up two choices: Cheney is either a common criminal as judged by US law, or a war criminal as judged by international law.

This is much more direct than one expects from State Department officials, even former ones. I mean, I'd like it if he'd just call Bush a thug, but he has blazed new territory even with this statement.
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