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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-05 11:49 AM
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The human was Enron's Ken Lay

Bush's Fight for Human's Rights in Uzbekistan
The human was Enron's Ken Lay

http://villagevoice.com/blogs/bushbeat/archive/000949.p...

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It's also proof that Bush has been nothing more than a puppet, a front man, for his entire public life.

In this case, the Seor Wences who pulled his strings was Enron's Ken Lay, Bush's single biggest campaign contributor.

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My current favorite is Lay's April 3, 1997, letter to Bush (then the Texas governor), instructing Dubya to lobby Uzbekistan's U.S. ambassador, Sadyq Safaev (left). Posted by The Smoking Gun, it's addressed "Dear Governor Bush," but Ken crossed that out and wrote "George." It continued:

You will be meeting with Ambassador Sadyq Safaev, Uzbekistan's Ambassador to the United States, on April 8th. Ambassador Safaev has been Foreign Minister and the senior advisor to President Karimov before assuming his nation's most significant foreign responsibility.

Enron has established an office in Tashkent and we are negotiating a $2 billion joint venture with Neftegas of Uzbekistan and Gazprom of Russia to develop Uzbekistan's natural gas and transport it to markets in Europe, Kazakhstan, and Turkey. This project can bring significant economic opportunities to Texas, as well as Uzbekistan. The political benefits to the United States and to Uzbekistan are important to that entire region.

Ambassador Safaev is one of the most effective of the Washington Corps of Ambassadors, a man who has the attention of his president, and a person who works daily to bring our countries together.

For all these reasons, I am delighted that the two of you are meeting. I know you and Ambassador Safaev will have a productive meeting which will result in a friendship between Texas and Uzbekistan.
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