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The heat is turning up on the Bush / bin Laden connection

January 11, 2004 2:44 AM

Kevin Phillips, author of the new book American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush, wrote an oped in the LA Times giving an overview of the Bush family's ties to Saudi oil concerns and the bin Laden family spanning four generations.

There is no evidence to suggest that the events of Sept. 11 could have been prevented or discovered ahead of time had someone other than a Bush been president. But there is certainly enough to suggest that the Bush dynasty's many decades of entanglement and money-hunting in the Middle East have created a major conflict of interest that deserves to be part of the 2004 political debate. No previous presidency has had anything remotely similar. Not one.

Michael Moore's next movie, Fahrenheit 911, will cover similar terroritory, and is due out shortly before the election this November:

The senior Bush kept his ties with the bin Laden family up until two months after Sept. 11. The bin Ladens invested heavily in the Carlyle Group, which has its hands in a number of pies and is the 11th largest defense contractor even though it mostly buys failing defense companies and sells them for profits.

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You want more Carlyle...
Get Stop Carlyle !
scary scary...

Fri Jan 16 2004 5:36 AM

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