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Former Bush Admin Official Speaks Impeachment
Wilkerson: Bush's "Crimes" Make Clinton's "Peccadilloes" "Pale in Comparison"
05/10/2007 7:41 PM ET
WASHINGTON - JUNE 26: Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, testifies during a hearing on pre-war intelligence relating to the 2003 invasion of Iraq on Capitol Hill June 26, 2006.
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WASHINGTON - JUNE 26: Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, testifies during a hearing on pre-war intelligence relating to the 2003 invasion of Iraq on Capitol Hill June 26, 2006.

Larry Wilkerson, an aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, said in a radio interview on Thursday that the "high crimes and misdemeanors" of the Bush Administration make the offenses for which President Bill Clinton was impeached "pale in comparison."

Speaking in an interview to NPR's On Point, Wilkerson said: "The language in that article, the language in those two or three lines about impeachment is nice and precise -– it's high crimes and misdemeanors. You compare Bill Clinton's peccadilloes for which he was impeached to George Bush's high crimes and misdemeanors or Dick Cheney's high crimes and misdemeanors, and I think they pale in significance."

Wilkerson is a Retired Army Colonel, Chief of Staff under Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005, Vietnam War veteran, former Acting Director of the Marine Corps War College at Quantico, and currently a teacher of national security at William and Mary College.

Wilkerson has previously described Powell's presentation to the United Nations as "the lowest point in my life."

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