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The Assault on Powell's Aide Wilkerson

May 19, 2009

Liz Cheney, Dick Cheney's daughter, has accused Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell at the State Department, of creating a "cottage industry" by making up "fantasy stories" about her father.

However, retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern said he’s interviewed Wilkerson and knows how solid the former colonel was in his criticism of how the Bush administration distorted the intelligence to justify invading Iraq.

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"It would be wonderful if it were [a] fantasy,” McGovern said. “[But] It's all too real."

[For a full written account of McGovern’s interview with Wilkerson, see “How Torture Trapped Colin Powell.”] is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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