Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Washington Insiders' New Firm Consults on Contracts in Iraq

Washington Insiders' New Firm Consults on Contracts in Iraq: "WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 � A group of businessmen linked by their close ties to President Bush, his family and his administration have set up a consulting firm to advise companies that want to do business in Iraq, including those seeking pieces of taxpayer-financed reconstruction projects.

At a time when the administration seeks Congressional approval for $20.3 billion to rebuild Iraq, part of an $87 billion package for military and other spending in Iraq and Afghanistan, the company's Web site, www.newbridgestrategies.com, says, "The opportunities evolving in Iraq today are of such an unprecedented nature and scope that no other existing firm has the necessary skills and experience to be effective both in Washington, D.C., and on the ground in Iraq."

I remember Perle also getting some heat for this kind of stuff a little while back.

update: Perle != Wolfowitz. Well, maybe kinda.

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