Saturday, May 12, 2007

Lawrence Wilkerson proposes impeachment of President Bush and V.P. Cheney

David Swanson reports

On Thursday, May 10, 2007, Lawrence Wilkerson, speaking on National Public Radio, proposed impeaching President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Here's the audio.Wilkerson is a Retired Army Colonel, the former Chief of Staff at the State Department from 2002 to 2005 under then Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Vietnam War veteran, the former Acting Director of the Marine Corps War College at Quantico, and currently a teacher of national security at William and Mary College.

The program, On Point, was hosted by Tom Ashbrook, who focused the discussion on a need for greater public accountability for the Iraq War, but who maintained that the public was not outraged or interested. (Ashbrook should read some polls and invite on organizers of the impeachment movement.)
The On Point discussion began by framing the discussion in terms of a recent Israeli investigation - commissioned by the gov't - of its war in Lebanon which was fiercely critical of the war and senior Israeli leadership in contrast to the way that here in America we have still failed to have a full account for what has gone wrong in Iraq. The discussion is worth listening to.

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