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What I saw was a cabal between the vice president of the United States, Richard Cheney, and the secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, on critical issues that made decisions that the bureaucracy did not know were being made. Now it is paying the consequences of making those decisions in secret, but far more telling to me is America is paying the consequences.




Lawrence Wilkerson, Military Officer and Chief of Staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, Quoted in Financial Times, October 20, 2005

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Lawrence Wilkerson
Lawrence Wilkerson
  • Born: June 15, 1945
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Defense Analyst

Lawrence B. "Larry" Wilkerson is a retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Since the end of his military career, Wilkerson has publicly criticized many aspects of the Iraq War, including his own preparation of Powell's presentation to the UN, as well as other aspects of American policy in the Middle East.

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