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Sunday, November 30, 2003

Pig at the Trough

MIDDLE EAST & THE AMERICAS: Consultant on Iraq contracts employed president's brother

By Stephen Fidler and Thomas Catýn in London
Financial Times; Nov 28, 2003

Neil Bush, a younger brother of US President George W. Bush, has had a $60,000-a-year employment contract with a top adviser to a Washington-based consulting firm set up this year to help companies secure contracts in Iraq.

Neil Bush disclosed the payments during divorce proceedings in March from his now ex-wife, Sharon. The divorce was finalised in April and the court papers were disclosed by the Houston Chronicle this week.

Mr Bush said he was co-chairman of Crest Investment Corporation, a company based in Houston, Texas, that invests in energy and other ventures. For this he received $15,000 every three months for working an average three or four hours a week.

The other co-chairman and principal of Crest is Jamal Daniel, a Syrian-American who is an advisory board member of New Bridge Strategies, a company set up this year by a group of businessmen with close links to the Bush family or administrations. Its chairman is Joe Allbaugh, George W. Bush's campaign director in the 2000 presidential elections

Oink, oink, oink, come down to the grand Iraqi buffet, where you can get all the slops and mud you can handle. Rutting and manure production extra...

Man, these folks know no shame. None.

posted by Steve @ 10:46:00 AM

10:46:00 AM

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