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EnfantTerrible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-05 10:21 AM
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Blaire considers joining the Carlyle Grooup?
Edited on Tue Aug-23-05 10:22 AM by EnfantTerrible
IS BLAIR OFF TO JOIN $30BN WORLD ELITE?
HE'S EYEING UP 250K JOB WITH ARMS TRADE LINK FIRM
Exclusive By Rupert Hamer

TONY Blair is expected to join one of the most exclusive groups of businessmen in the world after he leaves Downing Street.
The PM is being lined up for a highly lucrative position with the Carlyle Group - an American-based investment giant with strong links to the White House and the defence industry.
The firm has been nicknamed "The Ex-Presidents Club" because it has had a host of former world leaders on its books including George Bush Senior, his former secretary of state James Baker and former British PM John Major. There a also a large number of former US Army top brass.

Mr Blair has been keeping quiet about his plans after his departure from Number 10 - which could be as early as 2007 according to some Labour insiders.
But sources in the City have revealed that he is "seriously considering" a high-profile role with Carlyle - which manages $30billion (20million) of investments worldwide.
The job could net Mr Blair up to 500,000 a year for only a few days work a month giving speeches and making "networking" trips on behalf of the company.
The move comes after it emerged that the premier's financial affairs are in an increasingly perilous state.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-05 10:22 AM
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1. It's his reward for supporting BushCO... I thought everyone knew
Blair's "exit strategy"....
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-05 10:23 AM
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2. Wow. Props to Bartcop.com...
Ol' Bart's been predicting a cushy job for Blair with the Carlyle Group for several years now.

Anyhow... you got a link?
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EnfantTerrible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-05 10:27 AM
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3. I'm looking for a link...
This was sent to me by Mark Crispin Miller in an email. I'll post it when I find it...
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EnfantTerrible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-05 10:37 AM
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6. Here's the link
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movie_girl99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-05 10:36 AM
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4. here's a link
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EnfantTerrible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-05 10:38 AM
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8. You beat me to it...
:smoke:
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-05 10:36 AM
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5. Called it!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

7/31/05
2. I'm sure he will be greeted with open arms at the Carlyle Group.


But I guess anyone with a handful of functioning brain cells could have predicted that one.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-05 10:37 AM
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7. But, of course. It's time to collect.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-05 10:39 AM
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9. No surprise there, a lot of us predicted that he would
It was the reason he betrayed his country, it was the promise made to him for his support for the invasion when he visited bush, imo. It is the only rationale for his betrayal that makes sense.
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Al-CIAda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-05 10:39 AM
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10. Why not? Following John Major. He is in on it big time. nt
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-05 10:48 AM
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11. I am shocked...shocked I tell you
Who possibly could have ever imagined this? :sarcasm:
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EnfantTerrible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 12:12 AM
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12. Kick for the evening crowd...eom
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