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.
I think I should have gone a bit more forcefully at the facts of 9-11 rather than bringing up CIA vets to get a clearer response from Wilkerson. What do you think? What are the most effective ways to ask different people questions? What are we after?
Before asking him about his take on a new 9-11 investigation, I asked Colonel Wilkerson to meditate on the possibility that nefarious may be an understatement to describe people who honored the coming of the spring of ’05… of ’03 by manufacturing an aggressive war…
Here’s a very interesting clip about “intelligence” and the run-up to the Iraqi invasion.
Wilkerson doesn’t have alot of respect for Feith. He also listed Feith with about 5 other people who he thinks should and could be imprisoned after a new president and Congress are elected: