“America Exists Today to Make War”

IN-DEPTH VIDEOS, 25 May 2020

Lawrence Wilkerson | Democracy NOW! – TRANSCEND Media Service

 On Endless War & American Empire

13 Jan 2020 – Retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as Chief of Staff of Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005, says the escalation of tensions between the U.S. and Iran today is a continuation of two decades of U.S. policy disasters in the Middle East, starting with the 2003 run-up to war with Iraq under the Bush administration.

“America exists today to make war. How else do we interpret 19 straight years of war and no end in sight? It’s part of who we are. It’s part of what the American Empire is,” says Wilkerson. “We are going to cheat and steal to do whatever it is we have to do to continue this war complex. That’s the truth of it. And that’s the agony of it.”


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