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Bush Administration officials involved in Watergate, Iran-Contra, etc.
Edited on Wed Nov-23-05 03:52 AM by AntiFascist
A listing of current (or former) Bush Administration officials that were involved in policy decisions (either domestic or, more importantly, foreign) that were also involved in the Watergate, Iran-Contra, or other major scandals of past Republican administrations

Format could be:

James Baker, held several positions - Level of involvement in current admin
Iran/Contra, 2000 Election, Iraq/Kuwait restitution, Carlyle Group
(involvement)



A nod to Skidmore for the inspiration for this thread.


AntiFascist: While the other locked thread in GD sinks into oblivion, I'd like to repost my links here --

http://warrenreports.tpmcafe.com/story/2005/10/30/11125...


But if the OSP is more deeply involved, Michael Ledeen, who denies any connection with the Niger documents, would have been a logical intermediary in co-ordinating the falsification of the documents and their surfacing, as he was both a Pentagon contractor and was frequently in Italy. He could have easily been assisted by ex-CIA friends from Iran-Contra days, including a former Chief of Station from Rome, who, like Ledeen, was also a consultant for the Pentagon and the Iraqi National Congress. . . .


In case anyone is interested in background on Ledeen and possibly his views on multi-national fascism:

http://www.amconmag.com/06_30_03/feature.html


As Ledeen shows, the Italian fascists expressed their desire “to tear down the old order” (his words from 2002) in terms that are curiously anticipatory of a famous statement in 2003 by the Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld. In 1932, Asvero Gravelli also divided Europe into “old” and “new” when he wrote, in Towards the Fascist International, “Either old Europe or young Europe. Fascism is the gravedigger of old Europe. Now the forces of the Fascist International are rising.” It all sounds rather prophetic.


Then there's this:

http://www.tpmcafe.com/story/2005/10/25/214643/42


One of the more puzzling elements of this case has always been the second memo. The one that wasn't about uranium and, instead, told a ridiculous story about the governments of Niger, Sudan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, and Iran forming a coalition called "Global Support" aimed at fighting the western powers.


I recall Bush recently brought up, again, the Islamic conspiracy theory that sounded more encompassing than just al-Qaeda. Also, there's the LA Times article about the head of the CIA meeting with unsavory types in Libya recently to join in broad fight (presumably) against terrorism.

Additional background info. from a Pallas180 post to a ballsy thread by Will Pitt from 2003:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/duforum/DCForumID6...


It is informative to know the most prominent members of the "American Enterprise Institute" Mssrs. Richard Cheney, Richard Perle and Michael Ladeen, the latter two being Deputies of the Defense Department, the authors and major protaganists of the PNAC, Project For New American Century <http://www.newamericancentury.org/ >;; which put forth the ideology of America conquering the world, and scuttling the United Nations; the plan for world domination by America which George W. Bush is following line by line.


The original post describes tax-payer money funnelled to the Iraqi National Congress and also Ahmed Chalabi, (Curveball):


PNAC has funneled millions of taxpayer dollars to a Hussein opposition group called the Iraqi National Congress, and to Iraq's heir-apparent, Ahmed Chalabi, despite the fact that Chalabi was sentenced in absentia by a Jordanian court to 22 years in prison on 31 counts of bank fraud. Chalabi and the INC have, over the years, gathered support for their cause by promising oil contracts to anyone that would help to put them in power in Iraq.





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