DemocracyNow.org - As former Vice President Dick Cheney publishes his long-awaited memoir, Democracy Now! speaks with Salon.com political and legal blogger Glenn Greenwald about his recent article on Cheney, “The Fruits of Elite Immunity.” “Dick Cheney goes around the country profiting off of this sleazy, sensationalistic, self-serving book, basically profiting from his crimes and at the same time normalizing the idea that of these kinds of policies … are perfectly legitimate choices to make, and I think that is really damaging legacy from all of this,” says Greenwald.
Democracy Now! also spoke to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief-of-staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, about the memoir. "This is a book written out of fear — fear that one day someone will 'Pinochet' Dick Cheney,” says Wilkerson, alluding to the former Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet, who was arrested for war crimes. Wilkerson also calls for George W. Bush and Cheney to be held accountable for their crimes in office. "I would be willing to testify and I would be willing to take any punishment I am due,” Wilkerson said.
Watch Part 1 for the complete interview with Col. Wilkerson:
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