This attack on the Bush administration by Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former Secretary of State Powell’s chief of staff, is so shrill that but for the absence of obscenity (though not name-calling), it could have been written by any Daily Kos diarist. Wilkerson claims that beginning on the day of his inauguration, President Bush set this nation on a path to “cease being good” (this is a riff on a fake quote by Tocqueville). He bases this claim on a series of wide-ranging assertions, none of which he bothers to support. Thus, the piece is of no interest in itself.
But it does raise this question: wasn’t it extraordinarily dishonorable for Wilkerson to have held an important position for four years in an administration that he believed was putting “America on the radical path to ruin”?