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Saudi buying influence in the Executive branch

Reader comment on item: What Riyadh Buys [in Washington]

Submitted by Tom Waldeck (United States), Dec 12, 2002 at 08:34

Daniel --

You omitted the most recent and prominent example of Saudi influence when you missed mentioning the Carlysle Group (Corp) headed by James Baker and Frank Carlucci -- look at the names of the partners and then watch to see how many of today's administration wind up there after their four or eight years.

And if one looks hard enough you will find Saudi money in the most unusual places with the Carlysle's group's investments.

And maybe at the same time one should look at Powell's sudden wealth - -from pension military to a substantial millionaire in just a few short years.

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