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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:47 PM
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George H.W. Bush Was Invited To Sign Letter Condemning Probe Of Bush-Era Torture, But Declined
Whoa! Wouldn't even sign it to protect his own son?


http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/torture/george-h-w-bu... /

George H.W. Bush Was Invited To Sign Letter Condemning Probe Of Bush-Era Torture, But Declined


A number of folks have pointed out that the signature of George H.W. Bush who headed the CIA in the mid-1970s was conspicuously absent from that letter that seven former CIA chiefs sent to Obama asking him to reverse the decision to probe some CIA torture that took place on his sons watch.

Well, it turns out that Bush was invited to sign the letter, but declined, according to his chief of staff, Jean Becker. He had been invited to sign it, Becker confirmed to me.

But she added that we shouldnt read too much into Bush Sr.s decision. He never signs group letters, she claimed. Its a black and white rule hes had since leaving office. He doesnt sign these letters. He never has.

Becker insisted that Bush Sr. agrees with everything in the letter: He totally agrees with everything that was said.

Hmmm
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:52 PM
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1. Poppy Bush prefers his CIA connections be kept less public -
he likes to act like his links to it was all one big surprise to him.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:28 PM
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3. Wants to avoid double trouble? Wants history to forget all about him,
and to hell with his son?

:shrug:
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:54 PM
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2. He relies
on his fix-it guys.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:28 PM
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4. Maybe he, like the rest of us,
would just like to see his fuckup kid do hard time.

:silly:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:46 PM
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5. Hahaha! Perfect!
Not what I expected, either. :rofl:
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GodlyDemocrat Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:59 PM
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6. Also Bush 41's CIA chief and Bush 43's secretary of defense refused to sign it
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:33 PM
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7. Wow. Thanks. nt
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