These same people who perpetrated Iran Contra, are operating out of Vice President Cheney’s office, and helping fund the Sunni sympathizers with al Qaeda, who attacked the US on 9/11, and the Sunni insurgents, who have been responsible for so many American deaths in Iraq. Elliott Abrams is a key player in this new fiasco, and Congress pledged he would never work at high level in government again. Seymour Hersh in his recent article, The Redirection, in the New Yorker, describes what is happening.
The Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. . . A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.
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Two decades ago, the Reagan Administration attempted to fund the Nicaraguan contras illegally, with the help of secret arms sales to Iran. Saudi money was involved in what became know as the Iran-Contra scandal, and a few of the players back then—notably Prince Bandar and Elliott Abrams—are involved in today’s dealings.
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“There are many, many pots of black money, scattered in many places and used all over the world on a variety of missions,” he said. The budgetary chaos in Iraq, where billions of dollars are unaccounted for, has made it a vehicle for such transactions, according to the former senior intelligence official and the retired four-star general. “This goes back to Iran-Contra,” a former National Security Council aide told me.
This screams for oversight and investigation. But the administration is not fulfilling its constitutional duties to keep Congress informed. Even after all the administration lying and bungling, they are still saying just trust us. Read Seymour Hersh’s entire article.
I quoted an article by Chris Floyd in the Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel recently that said:
If “Al Qaeda in Iraq” vowed to open the nation’s oil spigots for Exxon, Fluor and Halliburton, they would suddenly find themselves transformed from “terrorists” into “moderates”
Al Qaeda and its sympathizers have not even offered that, but the US, in the person of the Vice President and his henchmen, are still treating Al Qaeda sympathizers as “moderates” and “allies,” and funneling money their way.