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Col. Lawrence Wilkerson on the Coming War with Iran

As chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson helped lead America to war with Iraq under false pretenses. He’s worried history may be repeating itself, and that we’re on the road to an unjustified war with Iran.

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As chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson helped prepare a now infamous presentation to the United Nations calling for war against Iraq. Wilkerson’s afraid history may be repeating itself. Specifically, he’s concerned that old grudges, heightened tensions, and geopolitical chess could lead to multinational conflict in the Middle East. Wilkerson is in Utah this week, and he joins us Thursday to discuss how war with Iran would echo the disastrous conflict in Iraq.

Lawrence Wilkerson, a retired Army colonel, teaches at the College of William & Mary. He served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005.

On Thursday, April 12, at 12:30, Wilkerson will present a lecture entitled "The Coming War with Iran" at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics. That event is sponsored by the Semnani Family Foundation and will be held in Room 110 in Building 73 on the University campus, just north of the S. J. Quinney College of Law. DETAILS

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.