Friday, October 28, 2005

Like Father Like Son? Bush Sr. Pardoned the Iran Contra Six

"President Bush on December 24 granted pardons to former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and five other individuals for their conduct related to the Iran-Contra affair . . . They were Elliott Abrams, a former assistant secretary of state for Inter-American affairs; former National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane; and Duane Clarridge, Alan Fiers, and Clair George, all former employees of the Central Intelligence Agency."

By they way, Elliot Abrams is now Bush's Deputy National Security Adviser and is married to an Israeli citizen who is a Likud party member.

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Blogger Demotiki said...

More on Abrams from Right Wing Watch. . .

"In October 2000, Abrams wrote: “After a decade of self-delusion, American Jews must face up to reality. The Palestinian leadership does not want peace with Israel and there will be no peace.” Criticizing dovish American Jewish organizations for support the “peace process,” Abrams advocated a tough response and wrote that “years of U.S. pressure on Israel must end.” Following Ariel Sharon’s election as prime minister, Abrams wrote that Sharon embodied a new approach “of firmness and resistance to violence or the threat of violence.” Abrams likened the return of Sharon to head the Israel government as similar to the return of Winston Churchill to government when Great Britain’s survival was threatened."

Friday, October 28, 2005 7:59:00 PM  

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