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February 28, 2007

It's Iran Contra All Over Again When It Comes to Bush's Foreign Policy: Seymour Hersh in The New Yorker

Upwardarrow_1At least that's the message from Pulitzer-prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who draws some alarming parallels between the Iran-Contra affair and Bush foreign policy:

"Iran-Contra was the subject of an informal "lessons learned" discussion two years ago among veterans of the scandal. Abrams led the discussion. One conclusion was that even though the program was eventually exposed, it had been possible to execute it without telling Congress. As to what the experience taught them, in terms of future covert operations, the participants found: 'One, you can’t trust our friends. Two, the C.I.A. has got to be totally out of it. Three, you can’t trust the uniformed military, and four, it’s got to be run out of the Vice-President’s office.'" (Read the rest of the article.)

Related:
AlterNet -- MediaCulture: Seymour Hersch: Man on Fire
Democracy Now! Interview with Seymour Hersh
Salon Interview with Seymour Hersh

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