Lawrence Wilkerson and David Swanson Debate Colin Powell’s Lies at the U.N.

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 10:55 am

When I wrote about MSNBC’s documentary on Iraq war lies this week, I linked to an earlier blog post of mine that drew heavily on a House Judiciary Committee report on the same topic, as well as to Lawrence Wilkerson’s recent debate with Norman Solomon on Democracy Now! When Brad Friedman reposted my Hubris review, he suggested I ask Wilkerson for a response. I did and here it is.

 

Debating War and Impunity With Colin Powell’s Former Chief of Staff

By: Wednesday February 6, 2013 4:00 pm

This morning, on Democracy Now, I had a chance to engage in public dialogue — which quickly turned into a debate — with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson. I found some of his comments to be insightful, others jaw-dropping in their evasions.

SF Chronicle Columnist Slimes Waterboarding Victim in Bid to Stop Berkeley Resolution on Guantanamo Detainees

By: Monday February 14, 2011 6:30 pm

SF Chronicle columnist Debra Saunders can’t stand the idea the Berkeley City Council might pass a resolution saying Berkeley welcomes the resettlement of cleared Guantanamo prisoners. So, she misrepresents recidivism rates from the government, and lies about the cases of two cleared detainees, one of whom was the only known victim of water torture at Guantanamo.

Andy Worthington Kicks Off “Guantánamo Habeas Week”

By: Tuesday April 20, 2010 6:55 am

Andy Worthington, who has conscientiously and effectively documented the fates of hundreds of prisoners held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo has posted a “Habeas Corpus Scorecard” at his website. His first entry in the series considers the case of Yasin Qasem Muhammad Ismail, a Yemeni who was captured (or sold to U.S. forces) in Afghanistan in 2001.

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