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Clean Out the State Department

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Submitted by Gail Tenzer (United States), Feb 16, 2009 at 02:53

Where the Saudis are concerned, the most egregious examples of exactly what this article describes is the U.S. State Dept! If you follow the careers of former Ambassadors to Arab countries and former State Dept. officials, you will find that after they leave, they either end up as lobbyists for them, or head up a so-called "educational" institution or a well endowed Chair at one of our Universities. No doubt they are assured that they have a great "exit strategy" for them if they will be "good little boys and girls".

Ever notice how regardless of how pro-Israel a political figure seems to be before joining State they do an almost 180 degree turn after joining it --- and right before exiting, how it seems that they really are doing their own thing --- regardless of what policy the President wanted? And while we're at it --- how about disqualifying anyone whose law offices represent a foreign government from serving in the government (conflict of interest) and vice-versa. Pres. George Bush (41) lobbies for the Saudis? James Baker, III's law firm represents the Saudis?

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