Tuesday, October 14, 2008

McCain has ties to Saddam Hussein

If Barack Obama has ties to domestic terrorists, then John McCain has ties to a sadistic dictator. Believe it or not, the man John McCain just named to head his presidential transition team is a Washington lobbyist who worked on behalf of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

In the 1990s, McCain's lead man, William Timmons, worked to ease international sanctions against Saddam Hussein's regime. He also sought to benefit financially from the dictator through an oil deal. Since Timmons is the guy who will usher McCain into the White House, that means McCain's has ties to Saddam Hussein. See how neat the 'guilt by association' game works!

Timmons and two other lobbyists, Samir Vincent and Tongsun Park, worked on the lobbying campaign to ease sanctions and a prospective deal to purchase and resell Iraqi oil. The trio stood to share at least $45 million if the business deal was successful. Vincent and Park were later convicted of federal criminal charges that they had acted as unregistered agents of Saddam Hussein's government.

You've got to hand it to McCain, at least he's consistent in his reckless appointments of power-crazed people to high positions. McCain appointed longtime Fannie Mae lobbyist Rick Davis to head his campaign, chose a small-time Governor with no foreign policy knowledge (or any domestic policy knowledge for that matter) to be his VP - and now this.

The appointment of Timmons is particularly ironic considering that McCain fervently supported both Iraq Wars and Palin has equated Saddam Hussein's regime with 9/11. In addition to helping the Iraqi Dictator, McCain's transitional team leader has registered to work on bills that deal with the regulations of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

If McCain's choice of Timmons is any indication, he's likely to appoint G. Gordon Liddy to be his Attorney General and Michael Brown (aka "Brownie", former FEMA chief) to be his Director of Homeland Security.


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