Saturday, September 27, 2003

THE HOUSE OF CARLYLE SA'UD: Guess what? Robert Jordan, the American ambassador to Saudi Arabia is resigning because of "personal reasons." In case you didn't know, Jordan is an old buddy of Bush. He used to be Bush's personal lawyer; he contributed $2,500 to the GOP of which a thousand bucks went to Bush; he defended Bush in a probe of insider trading allegations in 1990; and he works for the Houston-based law firm Baker Botts. Baker Botts represents more than half of the Fortune 100 companies and the Carlyle Group. And the "Baker" in "Baker Botts" is James Baker III, former secretary of State under the first President Bush.

I'm not doubting that Mr. Jordan is leaving for "personal reasons." But let me go out on a limb and guess that he'll go back to defending the Saudis against that trillion dollar law suit on behalf of the the victims of 9/11.

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