Col. Lawrence Wilkerson Predicts A Constitutional Crisis If America Attacks Iran
Sept 20, 2011
On September 12, 2011, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Colin Powell, warned that America is being foolishly led into a disastrous war with Iran that will spark anger in the Pentagon and create a “huge constitutional crisis,” in Washington. Speaking to an audience in Washington D.C., Col. Wilkerson said:
Right now there is a move similar to the move with Iraq in say, 97′ and 98, but today with regard to Iran. And it is made even more poisonous and dangerous by the fact that it is attached to an issue that we simply cannot deal with rationally in Washington – Israel.
We’re marching towards, with the neocons and others who are advocating it, another war with Iran. And the military wants out of that. There are some in the military who’ll go right along with it, of course, but the basic leadership of all the services and the Joint Chiefs of Staff kept George Bush and Dick Cheney from going to war with Iran by their reluctance to go along and their constant drumbeat of ‘You can’t mean it, Mr. President. Another theatre in Western Asia?’
We can’t even handle the two theatres we’ve got. And you want another theatre? You’ve hired enough private contractors to equate to another army, and another navy, and another marine core just to do Iraq and Afghanistan. How many contractors you’re going to hire to do Iran?
We’re talking about seventy one million people who are much more fused than Iraq was. You’re talking about a five-year ground combat campaign to conquer a nation that is not going to give up until you’ve killed at least half of that population.
So, watch carefully, as we move through the next few years and these people try to build the drumbeat for war with Iran as an inevitability.