Robert Gates Tied to Iran-Contra Scandal and the Secret Arming of Saddam Hussein

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    Defense Secretary Nominee Robert Gates Tied to Iran-Contra Scandal and the Secret Arming of Saddam Hussein

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  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from spacenurse
    Democracy Now! is liberal media.

    Defense Secretary Nominee Robert Gates Tied to Iran-Contra Scandal and the Secret Arming of Saddam Hussein

    To read - http://www.democracynow.org/print.pl.../11/09/1444242
    Watch or listen - http://www.democracynow.org/article..../11/09/1444242
    Hi Spacenurse

    It has become dueling press releases from the liberal and conservative slants this afternoon . . . .

    "Moonie" Press vs. "liberal media" . . .. .

    Nancy Pelosi vs. Mr. Gates . ..

    I'm not sure what to make of Mr. Gates . . .waiting to hear from Tim regarding all his private scoop since Mr. Gates was at Texas A&M. I have heard alot of disappointment in conservative circles about this.

    steph
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    On at least one Persian Gulf issue, Gates has been associated with a different approach than the one now being pursued. In the summer of 2004, Gates and former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski co-chaired a task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations that argued for opening a dialogue with Iran. The task force’s report contended that the lack of American engagement with Iran had harmed American interests, and advocated direct talks with the Iranians. “Just as the United States has a constructive relationship with China (and earlier did so with the Soviet Union) while strongly opposing certain aspects of its internal and international policies, Washington should approach Iran with a readiness to explore areas of common interests while continuing to contest objectionable policy,” said the report, entitled “Iran: Time for a New Approach.”

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2006/1...ctive-on-iran/

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