Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Jim Baker doing for Iraq what he did for the rights of Florida voters

Boy, these cats aren't subtle, are they? Jim Baker, who last surfaced to the glare of public exposure as the Bush team's public point man during the 2000 Florida recount, was appointed special envoy to help Iraq obtain debt forgiveness. Baker also is a senior counselor for the Carlyle Group -- remember, Fahrenheit 9/11, Saudis, Bush, money? OK, you remember -- which is representing Kuwait in trying to make sure Iraq doesn't stiff it and repays billions it owes to Kuwaitis. Read the article in the Guardian (UK) here.

Thank god Baker is such a neutral statesman that he can handle this kind of irreconcilable conflict of interest.

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