Book on the Carlyle Group
A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
With Dan Briody, Author of
"The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group"
They are at the epicenter of the
The Carlyle Group is the model example of the nearly seamless
between the Bush administration, self-enrichment and companies who
big government defense contracts.
The roster of Carlyle 田onsultants・reads like a who痴 who guide to
government officials of the 1980s, starting with former president
Bush, former secretary of state James Baker, and former defense
The most chilling aspect of Briody痴 book is that the political
connections and lobbying activities he unmasks are not illegal.
It is a testament to the brain dead mainstream media that the
between the Carlyle group and the Bush-Cheney cartel is not a national
Brady is an award winning journalist who has written for Forbes,
Red Herring and the Industry Standard.
"BuzzFlash: Perhaps this is more of a comment, but we found it
not-so-curious that after the controversial visit of Bush to the
Abraham in the flight suit, that he returned to California from 30
offshore and gave a speech at, of all places, the United Defense
you have any thoughts there about the fact the President of the United
States is speaking at a plant that is 50% owned by a company that his
father is a consultant with?
Dan Briody: I think it痴 brazen, and I think it痴 shameless. And I
that that will go down as a hallmark of this administration. We have
an absolute affinity for mixing business and politics, and throw in a
and you致e got the Bush administration. And that scene of him giving
speech at United Defense痴 plant in Santa Clara summed up perfectly
this administration is all about.
BuzzFlash: So all the interconnections were right there -- he was
the war effort, talking about keeping the country secure, which
this case, he was praising the employees of United Defense, who, in
essence, are employees, in part, of the Carlyle Group, with which his
father is affiliated.
Dan Briody: He was doing it all. He was pitching a tax cut for the
wealthy while doing an advertisement for his father痴 company, and
professing the war to be over, and kicking off his reelection
all in one fell swoop. It was an amazing achievement."
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