End of the Empire

A very interesting discussion on ‘The Real News’ with former chief of staff to Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkerson. Wilkerson has gained a well deserved reputation for his raw honesty and willingness to stand behind his beliefs, particularly after realizing how badly he had been misled over the intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq (Wilkerson helped Powell with his famous WMD presentation to the UN). Here he discusses his boss Colin Powell, the Bush Administration, and the decline of the American Empire:

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.