Monday, November 21, 2005

HE'S BAAAAAAACK! - BDS-afflicted former Powell chief of staff, Wilkerson, attacks Cheney

Here's CNN's report which basically foregrounds, if not BLARES, Wilkerson's TOTALLY UNCORROBORATED CHARGES (as if he was basing them on facts he was in a position to know):
A former top State Department official said Sunday that Vice President Dick Cheney provided the "philosophical guidance" and "flexibility" that led to the torture of detainees in U.S. facilities. Retired U.S. Army Col. Larry Wilkerson, who served as former Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief of staff, told CNN that the practice of torture may be continuing in U.S.-run facilities.

"There's no question in my mind that we did. There's no question in my mind that we may be still doing it," Wilkerson said on CNN's "Late Edition." "There's no question in my mind where the philosophical guidance and the flexibility in order to do so originated -- in the vice president of the United States' office," he said. "His implementer in this case was [Defense Secretary] Donald Rumsfeld and the Defense Department."

At another point in the interview, Wilkerson said "the vice president had to cover this in order for it to happen and in order for Secretary Rumsfeld to feel as though he had freedom of action."
This is all PURE BS/SPECULATION from a PROVEN BUSH-HATER who has previously charged that the Prez and Veep are part of a "CABAL" (an anti-Semitic/anti-Zionist and anti-neo-con/Likud slander!) which runs the government. (He had previously been an outspoken critic of Bolton's nomination.)

Rather than appear on CNN, Wilkerson should be banished to the comment threads of The Daily Kos and MOVEON.ORG. More HERE and HERE and HERE. Though I'd LOVE to see him appear with Wolf Blitzer in uniform: WEARING A TIN-FOIL HAT! Heh!

People like Murtha and WIlkerson should THINK TWICE before they open their big BDS-MOUTHS. From the WASHTIMES (hat tip MEMEORANDUM - more links there!):
Military fears critics will hurt morale — Pentagon officials say they are increasingly worried that Washington's political fight over the Iraq war will dampen what has been high morale among troops fighting a tenacious and deadly enemy.
[ASIDE: DO THESE ATTACKS ON BUS AND CHENEY AND THE IRAQ WAR THIS REVEAL AN OLD PATTERN -- OR PLAYBOOK - OF THE DEM/LEFT? I ask because these charges (by Murtha and Wilkerson and Pelosi and Dean et al), remind me, and some other observers (who were misguided-Doves in the 60's'n 70's) of the Dem/Left's anti-Vietnam War tactics - which heated up dramatically AFTER TET --- A MAJOR BATTLE WHICH WE WON! IOW: as the enemy begins to lose on the real battlefields THERE, the Dem/Left anti-war attacks in the MSM HERE HEAT-UP. It's uncanny - almost as if the anti-war Left and the enemy were operating as a tag-team! It seems like a deliberate effort to help the enemy defeat the USA. Does the post-modern Left hate the USA (the West and traditional bourgoise culture) that much!? I think they do.]

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