Friday, October 10, 2008

McCain hides Contra relationship from Congress

As the media continues to run the Obama & Bill Ayers fairly tale unfettered and around the clock, they continue to ignore John McCain's position on the board of an organization that was implicated in a secretive plot to arm Nicaraguan rebels during, later known as Iran-Contra.

McCain, who served on the board of the U.S. Council for World Freedom's board until 1986 (according to their board roster), knew what this group was doing, knew it was illegal and stuck with it. In fact, he even hide his relationship with the group from Congress. McCain did not disclose his board position on mandatory congressional disclosure forms that ask about positions held outside government. The forms ask for “the identity of all positions held on or before the date of the filing during the current calendar year as an officer, director, trustee, partner, proprietor, representative, employee, or consultant of any corporation, firm, partnership, or other business enterprise, any nonprofit organization, any labor organization, or any educational or other institution.”

McCain joined the board of the U.S. Council Council for World Freedom, which is the U.S. branch of the World Anti-Communist League, in November 1981. The group's founder, John Singlaub, was later convicted of providing arms to the contras. So why did McCain fail to disclose his board position with this shady group? And why on earth is the media not reporting it?


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