“We are the death merchant of the world”: Ex-Bush official Lawrence Wilkerson condemns military-industrial complex -Salon

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A very critical look at the military industrial-complex from someone within the system, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff.

  • “Is there a penchant on behalf of the Congress to bless the use of force more often than not because of the constituencies they have and the money they get from the defense contractors?” Wilkerson continued.
  • Again, he answered his own question: “You bet.” “It’s not like Dick Cheney or someone like that went and said let’s have a war because we want to make money for Halliburton, but it is a pernicious on decision-making,” the former Bush official explained. “And the fact that they donate so much money to congressional elections and to PACs and so forth is another pernicious influence.

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For an interesting interview with Wilkerson about the 2003 invasion of Iraq, see:

Iraq Confessions From Inside the Bush Administration