Lawrence Wilkerson

November 24, 2008 A Truth-Teller for Our Times by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt

Maybe truth-telling is becoming more fashionable now . . . The pendulum seems to be swinging back that way as people are realizing that by not confronting reality in all categories (wars, politics, finances, science, etc.) it will eventually affect us all, as it has now allowed, finally with some losing 50% of their paper investments, to open their eyes and begin to wake up. To other realities. 9/11 Truth is the path to all else.
-- Betsy

http://www.antiwar.com/engelhardt/?articleid=13806

November 24, 2008
A Truth-Teller for Our Times

by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch
[Note to Readers:In the spirit of Nick Turse's article below on truth-telling and civilian deaths in war, TomDispatch would like to direct your attention to a recently published paperback, Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan, Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations, a powerful text with words, images, and documents from the spring 2008 hearings in Washington, D.C., at which American veterans of Bush's two occupations spoke out about the dark side of the wars they fought.]

WeAreChangeLA meets Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson: "The 9-11 Commission's findings have a number of imperfections..."

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson was in town on Wednesday, and Garko and I from WeAreChangeLA got a chance to listen to an interesting conversation and ask him about 9-11. Ian Masters, the moderator, defensively jumped the gun on my question about 9-11. Wilkerson dodged the question on whether he supports a genuine investigation of 911. What he did give was an insightful perspective on the "totally useless" intelligence community. I still think that he is harboring serious anger at Cheney and serious resentment at the intelligence community. I want to know what he knows and thinks about 9-11.

He started out, after saying that it was total news to him that all these CIA vets had questioned the 9-11 Commission, by stating that "the 9-11 Commission's findings have a number of imperfections..." He then went on to describe the uselessness of the hi-tech intelligence apparatus. I agree with him on much of his statement, but he spun away from answering the yes or no new investigation question fairly skillfully.