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  • Obama, Hu toast 'strategic mutual trust' at state dinner (Dingy 'dictator' Reid skips town)

    01/19/2011 8:23:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/11 | Christina Wilkie
    Obama, Hu toast 'strategic mutual trust' at state dinnerBy Christina Wilkie - 01/19/11 10:30 PM ET President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao toasted U.S. and Chinese collaboration and mutual interests on Wednesday night at a festive state dinner for 225 guests at the White House. Their toasts marked the high point of an evening notable for its strict adherence to the protocol and symbolism valued in Chinese culture, but which, at the same time, managed to fulfill the Chinese delegation's request for a thoroughly American dinner party. Guests dined on a meal of pear salad, lobster, ribeye steak and...
  • Team McCain Conference Call: Rudy on Obama Aide’s Syrian Adventure

    08/20/2008 12:52:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 177+ views ^ | August 20, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Rudy Giuliani headed today’s Team McCain conference call, discussing the trip taken by Barack Obama adviser David Kurtzer to Syria in July. Giuliani, the recent selection for the GOP convention’s keynote speaker, took the opportunity to reassert himself on national security and foreign policy. Michael Goldfarb and Randy Scheuneman also took part in the call. Mayor Giuliani told the conference that the fact that the trip was not disclosed at the time shows Obama’s inexperience and irresponsibility on foreign policy. Giuliani pointed out that Obama included Assad on his list of world leaders he would meet without preconditions. He says...
  • Push to address climate change (congressional climate change caucus)

    02/26/2013 2:15:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/26/13 | DARREN GOODE
    A bipartisan group of former U.S. foreign policy officials, military leaders and lawmakers pushed on Monday for action on addressing climate change in poor nations, arguing it represents a major national security threat. **SNIP** Reagan administration Secretary of State George Shultz signed on, as did George W. Bush Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Sixteen former members of Congress also signed on, many of whom took leading roles on foreign affairs and defense committees. Those on the letter include former Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), and former Republican Reps. Sherwood...
  • The Magnitude of the Mess We're In

    09/17/2012 3:04:01 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/16/12 | George P. Shultz
    Sometimes a few facts tell important stories. The American economy now is full of facts that tell stories that you really don't want, but need, to hear. Where are we now? Did you know that annual spending by the federal government now exceeds the 2007 level by about $1 trillion? With a slow economy, revenues are little changed. The result is an unprecedented string of federal budget deficits, $1.4 trillion in 2009, $1.3 trillion in 2010, $1.3 trillion in 2011, and another $1.2 trillion on the way this year. The four-year increase in borrowing amounts to $55,000 per U.S. household....
  • RICE, BAKER, SHULTZ & KISSINGER: Romney for recovery

    09/06/2012 5:43:30 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 2 replies
    Like the country we have been privileged to serve, we remain fundamentally optimistic about the future. We have endured a financial collapse, a protracted recession, a fiscal crisis that threatens the creditworthiness of the U.S. government, and polarized politics that makes it ever more difficult to govern. Pundits regularly remind us how other great powers, from Rome to Great Britain, all fell into eclipse. We reject such pessimism. The United States remains the world’s most powerful and, above all, the most indispensable country — diplomatically, militarily, even economically.
  • Romney picks up Shultz, Rice, Huckabee and Nancy Reagan Endorsements

    06/01/2012 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 222 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM (Multiple News feeds) ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Over the last few days, since Romney clinched the GOP nomination for President by going over the 1,144 committed delegates needed with his win in the Texas Primary on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a number of new endorsements have come in for Romney's bid for the Presidency. These include George Shultz, former Secretary of State; Condoliza Rice, former Secretrary of State and National Security Advisor; Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate; and Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan. Here's what each of them had to say on the date they endorsed Romney: NANCY REAGAN endorses Mitt...
  • Newt Gingrich visits the Hoover Institution

    02/15/2012 4:51:52 PM PST · by red flanker · 11 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | February 15, 2012 | Hoover Institution
    Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and current Republican presidential primary candidate, visited the Hoover Institution on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, for a series of meetings with Hoover fellows to discuss a broad range of issues, from health care to current economic conditions in the United States and abroad to national security. Gingrich asked for and received fellows’ assessments of the problems associated with these issues and the fellows’ suggestions for solutions. Among those participating in the meetings were Hoover Institution director John Raisian; former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz; former members of the President’s Council...
  • George Schultz urges Obama to free Pollard

    01/26/2011 11:02:01 PM PST · by dervish · 55 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/12/11 | Gil Hoffmn
    Former US Secretary of State who served under Ronald Reagan joins list of senior security officials calling for Pollard's release. Former US secretary of state George Shultz has joined a long list of former senior American and Israeli security officials calling upon US President Barack Obama to release Jonathan Pollard. In a letter obtained by The Jerusalem Post Tuesday night, Shultz wrote that he was impressed that the people who are best informed about the classified material Pollard passed to Israel now favor his release. He cited former CIA director James Woolsey, former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dennis...
  • George Schultz, Meg Whitman's Campaign Co-Chairman, Clashes With Her On Global Warming

    08/03/2010 3:57:45 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 27 replies · 38+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 2, 2010 | George Skelton
    Former U.S. secretary of State George P. Shultz believes it's crucial to fight global warming to protect national security. Global warming is created by burning fossil fuel, he says, and payments for foreign oil sometimes wind up financing terrorism. And Shultz, who's also a former Treasury secretary, thinks the nation suffers an "economic vulnerability" because of its oil addiction. "While we have benefited from low-priced energy," he says, "we've also suffered from periodic spikes in the price of oil. Usually recessions go along with it." Moreover, continues the man who set up the Environmental Protection Agency four decades ago, "There's...
  • Gorbachev upbeat on US-Russia ties after Obama visit

    03/26/2009 8:35:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 492+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 26, 2009 | Claudia Parsons
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said on Thursday he was more optimistic about the prospect of improving U.S.-Russian relations after meeting U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this month. Ties between the former Cold War enemies have been strained by NATO expansion, a planned U.S.-backed missile defense system in Eastern Europe, tensions between Russia and Georgia and differences on how to deal with Iran's nuclear program. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Obama will meet in London on April 1 ahead of the G20 most developed nations summit. Gorbachev met with Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush... (Photos and news) 06-05-08

    06/05/2008 7:27:28 PM PDT · by snugs · 61 replies · 145+ views
    Today the Presiden took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking of the United States Institute of Peace at Navy Hill. The President welcomed the 2007 Major League Soccer Cup winners, the Houston Dynamo to the White House today. The President also met with Netherlands Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende at the White House. The President and the Vice President attended the Congressnal Picnic at the White House today. Pray for President Bush -- Day 2822 Today Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen at the State Department. The Secretary of Defense Robert Gates attended a News...
  • Thompson Heads West (Fred Alert!)

    06/10/2007 11:14:04 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 28 replies · 836+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 10, 2007 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    As he prepares to announce his candidacy for president, probably sometime next month, former Senator Fred Thompson is on a persuasion tour this week, not a listening tour. He heads to California, where his itinerary includes a series of private meetings at the conservative Hoover Institution, a public policy research center at Stanford University. Advisers say he hopes to win the backing of some of Hoover’s influential fellows. One of those fellows, George P. Shultz, the former Secretary of State in the Reagan administration, is already backing Senator John McCain, citing the steadfastness of his character and likening him to...
  • Former US Policy Honchos Call For World Free Of Nuclear Arms

    01/04/2007 11:42:12 PM PST · by DTAD · 25 replies · 620+ views
    Washington (AFP): Four top former US foreign policy officials, including ex-secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, called for a world free of nuclear weapons in an opinion piece Thursday. The article, which appears in the Wall Street Journal, is also signed by former secretary of defense William Perry and Sam Nunn, a former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
  • Caption Nancy Pelosi and George Schultz

    12/18/2006 6:28:37 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 28 replies · 1,352+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 12/17/06 | staff
    "Speaker of the House-elect Nancy Pelosi, right, greets former Secretary of State George Shultz, left, during a private reception hosted by Lucy and Fritz Jewett in San Francisco for the 50th birthday party of their son, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006."
  • Governor Schwarzenegger, Mexico President Fox Discuss Pressing Cross-Border Issues at Historic Visit

    05/26/2006 5:03:41 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 12 replies · 506+ views
    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver today welcomed Mexico President Vicente Fox and his wife, Marta Sahagún de Fox, to California. The President's visit to the Golden State is the last leg of a three-state visit to the United States. The Governor and President met in private for ten minutes in the Governor's office and a larger meeting was held immediately afterward that included advisors to both the Governor and President. The leaders discussed a variety of issues, including ways to increase the already robust business between California and its largest export trading partner. California exported $17.7 billion...
  • Father of the Bush Doctrine George Shultz on pre-emption and the Revolt of the Generals.

    04/29/2006 3:16:26 AM PDT · by aculeus · 40 replies · 1,946+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | April 29, 2006 | BY DANIEL HENNINGER
    SAN FRANCISCO--George P. Shultz was the secretary of state of the United States during the years that the Soviet Union was led, successively, by Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, Konstantin Chernenko and Mikhail Gorbachev. During those years, 1982 to 1989, the United States was led by Ronald Reagan. At the end of our interview, as he was showing me out of his apartment, Mr. Shultz invited me to stop in the dining room. "I want you to see something," he said. We walked over to a table. "Have a look at that. It arrived in the mail the other day." It...
  • Aide: Reagan Warned Before Beirut Blast

    01/30/2006 8:55:19 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 39 replies · 1,745+ views
    AP ^ | January 30 2006 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON - A former defense secretary for Ronald Reagan says he implored the president to put Marines serving in Beirut in a safer position before terrorists attacked them in 1983, killing 241 servicemen. "I was not persuasive enough to persuade the president that the Marines were there on an impossible mission," Caspar Weinberger says in an oral history project capturing the views of former Reagan administration officials. He said one of his greatest regrets was in failing to overcome the arguments that "'Marines don't cut and run,' and 'We can't leave because we're there'" before the devastating suicide attack on...
  • Henry Kissinger and George Shultz: Results, Not Timetables, Matter in Iraq

    01/25/2005 5:57:02 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2005 | Henry A. Kissinger and George P. Shultz
    The debate on Iraq is taking a new turn. The Iraqi elections scheduled for Jan. 30, only recently viewed as a culmination, are described as inaugurating a civil war. The timing and the voting arrangements have become controversial. All this is a way of foreshadowing a demand for an exit strategy, by which many critics mean some sort of explicit time limit on the U.S. effort. We reject this counsel. The implications of the term "exit strategy" must be clearly understood; there can be no fudging of consequences. The essential prerequisite for an acceptable exit strategy is a sustainable outcome,...
  • WSJ: Intelligent Delay -- Giving CIA reform a little more thought.

    11/16/2004 5:35:40 AM PST · by OESY · 3 replies · 479+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 16, 2004 | Editorial
    ...Duncan Hunter, ...the House Armed Services Chairman, is refusing to join the Beltway stampede to pass, in a few short weeks, the most extensive changes in U.S. intelligence in 50 years. ...The Senate and House each passed bills in the heat (and panic) of the election campaign.... Mr. Hunter specifically objects to a provision that would take budget authority away from the Secretary of Defense over the intelligence agencies under his control. This is a narrow but important issue. It would potentially undercut the military's ability to obtain and act on intelligence in real time.... There are other problems with...
  • WSJ: Intelligence Stampede

    10/07/2004 5:40:02 AM PDT · by OESY · 8 replies · 575+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2004 | Editorial
    ...A new National Intelligence Director with a staff of several hundred will ride herd over the CIA, the DIA, the NSA, the FBI and the Pentagon.... ...[I]f this "reform" passes, a President might no longer get the competing views from the Pentagon because its intelligence arms will have been wrested away from the Defense Secretary to report to the same new national director. Such a move... runs the risk of separating intelligence from the war fighters who need it. One genuine success of recent years has been the integration of real-time intelligence with commanders on the battlefield.... The intelligence changes......
  • A Record of Recovery

    08/04/2004 2:58:42 PM PDT · by Niks · 7 replies · 789+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 4, 2004 | George P. Shultz
    These charts show the rate of change in real gross domestic product and in employment from 1990 to last June. The shaded areas show recessions. The vertical lines show when President Bill Clinton took office and when he left. Because the economy has momentum, it's useful to look carefully at the trends in evidence at the time of presidential transitions. When you look at the record, a quick summary is this: President Clinton inherited prosperity; President Clinton bequeathed recession. The 2001 recession was short and shallow, with employment - always a lagging indicator - the last part of the economy...
  • Kerry Went to Extreme Lengths to Back Communist Ortega and Undermine U.S.

    05/19/2004 5:23:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,349+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/20/04 | Dave Eberhart,
    Most of us old enough to have been reading newspapers and watching television in the mid-1980s remember when the Soviet-backed Marxist-Leninist junta “Sandinistas” were battling the anti-communist guerrilla army of “Contras” in Nicaragua. And who could forget the overblown Iran-Contra affair, the attempt to arm the Contras through a deal to swap arms for hostages with the mullahs in Iran. What might be hazy in the memory after 20 years, however, is the Keystone Kops, I-want-to-play-president role of the freshman senator from Massachusetts, John Forbes Kerry. Still humming his “Give peace a chance” mantra from Vietnam days, Kerry jumped into...
  • Shultz: Reagan Stood for Freedom

    06/05/2004 5:57:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 122+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/5/04 | NewsMax
    George Shultz, former Secretary of State, recollected Ronald Reagan in this way: "He taught us the importance of freedom - freedom in economic life, freedom in political life. He taught is the importance of ideas, understanding ideas, translating them into action. "It always seemed to me that his steadfastness was really the result of the fact that he understood very deeply the ideas that he was advocating. "It's been a revelation to see the huge volume of handwritten essays and other handwritten letters and things like that that have come to our attention recently, and we've found some 700 essays...
  • George P. Shultz: A Changed World

    05/13/2004 6:09:39 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 2 replies · 202+ views
    The Hoover digest ^ | Spring 2004 | George P. Shultz
    “I cannot emphasize too strongly the danger we are facing. We are engaged in a long and bitter war. Yet this is a war we cannot — and will not — lose.” We are at one of those special moments in history. The topic of the day is Iraq and weapons not accounted for, but the implications of action in Iraq for the world and for our future go far beyond this immediate case. So I will put Iraq into context, give my view of developments there, and then set out a few of the important implications, including those for...
  • The Arabist Letter (When the Arabs buy our diplomats, they stay bought!)

    05/05/2004 7:23:45 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 19 replies · 315+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 5, 2004 | Editorial
    Back when George Shultz was US secretary of state, he made a practice of asking every newly appointed ambassador to locate his country on a globe. When the unsuspecting emissary put his finger on, say, Thailand, Shultz would correct him: "Your country is here," his finger on the United States. The story comes to mind on news that some 50 former American diplomats, taking their cue from their British counterparts, have put their names to a letter denouncing President George W. Bush's policies vis-a-vis Israel and the Palestinians. -snip- Suffusing WRMEA's pages is the conceit that they represent truly "American"...
  • George Shultz: Possibilities for Mideast Peace

    04/14/2004 6:01:28 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 3 replies · 140+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2004 | George P. Shultz
    As secretary of state, I was leaving the Middle East after a round of meetings in the peace process when I saw a cartoon in the Jerusalem Post. On the ground was a piece of paper labeled "Shultz's Peace Efforts." I was shown fending off blows from an Israeli, a Palestinian and a Jordanian. The caption read: "Well, at least they agree on something." All the recent news about developments in the area seems to be bad. But if you look beyond the headlines, you see that the picture has some new possibilities. Yes, optimists should stand aside, but fatalists...
  • COMBATING TERRORISM An Essential War Ousting Saddam was the only option.

    03/29/2004 7:26:28 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 6 replies · 170+ views Opinion Journal ^ | March.29,2004 | GEORGE P. SHULTZ
    <p>In those days we focused on how to defend against terrorism. We reinforced our embassies and increased our intelligence effort. We thought we made some progress. We established the legal basis for holding states responsible for using terrorists to attack Americans anywhere. Through intelligence, we did abort many potential terrorist acts. But we didn't really understand what motivated the terrorists or what they were out to do.</p>
  • An Essential War (by George P. Shultz)

    03/29/2004 4:37:37 AM PST · by Puzzleman · 12 replies · 262+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 29, 2004 | George P. Shultz
    We have struggled with terrorism for a long time. In the Reagan administration, I was a hawk on the subject. I said terrorism is a big problem, a different problem, and we have to take forceful action against it. Fortunately, Ronald Reagan agreed with me, but not many others did. (Don Rumsfeld was an outspoken exception.)
  • Let Bush Be Bush: "Mr. Bush is Mr. Reagan's Heir"

    12/17/2003 12:28:46 PM PST · by bdeaner · 156 replies · 3,486+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 12/17/03 | Michael A. Ledeen
    Let Bush Be Bush By Michael A. Ledeen Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 ARTICLES New York Sun   Publication Date: December 17, 2003 As the Reagan years pass further back into time, both his enemies and his admirers are straining mightily to write the history the way they want it to have happened. In the process, those eight years are taking on almost mythical characteristics. The 'phobes see an ideologically driven administration almost psychotically obsessed with defeating communism; the 'philes see a simpatico human being who understood America perfectly and used American strengths to bring down the Soviet empire. It...
  • Pre-emption policy pedigree

    12/01/2003 9:43:20 PM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 179+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/02/03 | Arnold Beichman
    <p>"We must reach a consensus in this country that our responses should go beyond passive defense to consider means of active prevention, pre-emption and retaliation. Our goal must be to prevent and deter future terrorist acts, and experience has taught us over the years that one of the best deterrents to terrorism is the certainty that swift and sure measures will be taken against those who engage in it. We should take steps toward carrying out such measures."</p>
  • Who Is Governor Arnold? George Shultz's Hunch

    10/14/2003 2:37:26 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 35 replies · 209+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 10/14/03 | Andrew Ferguson
    <p>Andrew Ferguson is a columnist for Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are his own.</p> <p>Who Is Governor Arnold? George Shultz's Hunch: Andrew Ferguson Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Former U.S. Treasury Secretary George Shultz, sitting in serene retirement in his office on the campus of Stanford University, likes to tell this story about Arnold Schwarzenegger.</p>
  • Schwarzenegger is no neophyte, says Shultz

    10/01/2003 4:25:37 PM PDT · by george wythe · 67 replies · 209+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 1, 2003
    <p>Former Secretary of State George Shultz, one of several high-profile Arnold Schwarzenegger advisers, says the Republican candidate is no neophyte when it comes to studying government and economics.</p> <p>"I had first encountered him when he did the video forward for Milton Friedman's 'Free to Choose' TV series. So he's thought about these ideas quite a long while," Shultz said.</p>
  • The Great Republican Hope

    08/18/2003 7:02:17 AM PDT · by DoctorMichael · 12 replies · 143+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/18/03 | Editors
    <p>More than six decades ago, George Shultz graduated college. Now, he's finally made it. Republican Shultz has signed on as one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's economic advisers. Presumably he is supposed to balance Democrat Warren Buffett. The day before, Mr. Schwarzenegger announced Mr. Buffett as his economic guru. Is this triangulation, Terminator-style?</p>
  • Schwarzenegger Signs Shultz for Team (take note, ultrapurists)

    08/15/2003 2:37:07 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 118 replies · 269+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 15, 2003 | ERICA WERNER
    LOS ANGELES - Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Thursday that former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz will co-chair an Economic Recovery Council for his gubernatorial campaign. It was the second major announcement in two days for the actor. On Wednesday, the campaign said billionaire investor Warren Buffett (news - web sites) would be a financial adviser. Buffett and Shultz will be joint co-chairs of the economic council. The appointments of Buffett, a Democrat, and Republican Shultz reflect the campaign's attempt to assemble a diverse and bipartisan team. The campaign will soon have an economic summit, Schwarzenegger told reporters in brief...
  • Schwarzenegger adds former statesman George Shultz to campaign team

    08/15/2003 6:24:46 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 166+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 8/15/03
    Actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger further beefed up his bid to become governor of California by adding former US statesman George Shultz to his campaign team. The move came a day after billionaire businessman Warren Buffett joined the "Terminator" star's lineup as his chief economic and financial adviser ahead of an October 7 vote on Governor Gray Davis' fate. "I am very pleased to announce that secretary George Shultz will be part of my economic recovery team and will be co-chairing it with Warren Buffett," Schwarzenegger said. Shultz, a former US secretary of state under Republican president Ronald Reagan, will join investment...
  • George Shultz Joins Schwarzenegger Campaign

    08/14/2003 5:11:06 PM PDT · by Brian S · 105 replies · 213+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08-14-03
    Thu August 14, 2003 07:41 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Arnold Schwarzenegger added more brawn to his campaign team on Thursday by announcing ex Secretary of State George Shultz would join his campaign as an economic adviser, according to the candidate's spokesman. Seeking to counter opponent's attacks that the muscleman-turned-actor was not qualified to serve as California's governor, Schwarzenegger has assembled a team of political veterans behind the scenes and some top finance names in the foreground. On Wednesday, he named billionaire Democrat Warren Buffett as his senior economic adviser, then donated $1 million to his own campaign to...
  • Who's who at Augusta National

    09/20/2002 1:34:08 PM PDT · by GeneD · 14 replies · 1,745+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/20/02 | David A. Markiewicz and Glenn Sheeley
    Augusta National Golf Club's all-male membership is an eclectic who's who of the corporate, political and sports worlds. Its approximately 300 members range from former Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird to University of South Carolina football coach Lou Holtz; former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn and auto scion and Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford; ex-General Electric CEO Jack Welch and Atlanta developer Tom Cousins. The club's roster includes race car builder Roger Penske; the director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Bruce Lilly, and beer baron Peter Coors. Also, investment genius Warren Buffett, former Secretary of State George Shultz,...
  • Officers Say U.S. Aided Iraq in War Despite Use of Gas

    08/17/2002 11:03:17 AM PDT · by GeneD · 28 replies · 328+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 8/17/02 (for editions of 8/18/02) | Patrick E. Tyler
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 — A covert American program during the Reagan administration provided Iraq with critical battle planning assistance at a time when American intelligence agencies knew that Iraqi commanders would employ chemical weapons in waging the decisive battles of the Iran-Iraq war, according to senior military officers with direct knowledge of the program. These officers, most of whom agreed to speak on the condition that they not be named, spoke in response to a reporter's questions about the nature of gas warfare on both sides of the conflict between Iran and Iraq from 1981 to 1988. Iraq's use of...