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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:28 PM
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James Baker: The Man Behind the Handshake
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Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 06:31 PM by seemslikeadream

So, when considering the former Secretary of States involvement in the first Gulf War, it is entirely understandable that the interjection of the name James Baker into the current dialogue on Iraq will have almost certainly enraged the disheveled former dictator whose fear-inspiring epithet The Butcher of Baghdad, has been rendered obsolete by the spiraling sectarian carnage tearing the nations capital apart. It also makes sense that many so-called progressives view Bakers inclusion into the half-baked huddle circle that formulates Iraq policy in Washington as a step in the right direction. After all, the first Gulf War went off without a hitch, militarily speaking, and lacked the world-wide outrage, the looting of the national coffers and the absolute shredding of American credibility that have been the hallmarks of the current Iraq debacle. Why, then, would anyone be so cynical as to not jump for joy over the idea of James Baker infusing a new sense of cohesion into the growing quagmire that is the current Iraq fiasco?

The answer to this question lies in a closer look at Bakers continued activities on behalf of the Bush family, the Carlyle Group and the international oil cartel. Only through an analysis of Bakers twisted maze of political contacts and business associates does his place in the big picture begin to take shape. Once these connections have been established, the role that Baker has been asked to play in the pacification of Iraq can be understood much more clearly.
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