Monday, December 18, 2006

International Thief Thief

Juan Cole wants this man's head served up on a platter for his federal crimes during Iran-Contra:

Elliott Abrams was involved in stealing Pentagon weapons from US stockpiles, selling them to the Ayatollah Khomeini, and then stealing the Iranian funds so garnered to give to far-right Central American death squads, and then lying about all this to Congress... In 1991, Abrams pled guilty to two misdemeanor counts of lying to Congress under oath. Without the plea deal, he was facing felony charges, since what he did was in fact a felony.

Congress pledged that Abrams would never work at a high level in government again. But by the time the Neoconservative cabal in the Bush administration got Bush to appoint him to the National Security Council, there had been so much turn-over in Congress that, one member told me, "no one remembered who Abrams was."

Cole's immediate concern with Mr. Abrams role in the present U.S. administration is that he is one of the last surviving "chicken hawk" neocons, and one of the most extreme and effective. Cole credits Abrams with agitating for taking the "war on terror" beyond Iraq to Iran and Syria.


International rogue

International thief



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