Wednesday, October 13, 2004

classic conflict of interest

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Bush special envoy embroiled in controversy over Iraq debt

No shame.

Apparently Baker, who was appointed by the Bush Administration to negotiate Iraqi debt forgiveness with countries around the world, simultaneously wears another hat. As a Carlyle Group senior exec, he is also involved with making sure Kuwait gets its debts paid.

Baker v. Baker. That must be one tough negotiation session.

Why would any other country be interested in dealing with Baker when they know right off the bat he's acting in bad faith?