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The Washington lobbyist John McCain has named to head his presidential transition team aided an influence effort on behalf of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to ease international sanctions against his regime.

The two lobbyists who McCain aide William Timmons worked closely with over a five year period on the lobbying campaign later either pleaded guilty to or were convicted of federal criminal charges that they had acted as unregistered agents of Saddam Hussein's government.


Asked by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on Oct. 14, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • everyone can name SOMETHING that obama or mccain has done wrong in the past.

    so true but with all the adds attacking obama and ayers (sp) it's urprising to see this about mccain. mccain camp throwing stones from glass houses again.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:29 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • too long

    During the same period beginning in 1992, Timmons worked closely with the two lobbyists, Samir Vincent and Tongsun Park, on a previously unreported prospective deal with the Iraqis in which they hoped to be awarded a contract to purchase and resell Iraqi oil. Timmons, Vincent, and Park stood to share at least $45 million if the business deal went through.

    Timmons' activities occurred in the years following the first Gulf War, when Washington considered Iraq to be a rogue enemy state and a sponsor of terrorism. His dealings on behalf of the deceased Iraqi leader stand in stark contrast to the views his current employer held at the time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:06 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • huh?

    Answer by matthewscandi at 7:15 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • No one stops huh?? everyone can name SOMETHING that obama or mccain has done wrong in the past.

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 7:21 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • yes i heard of that if that was your question

    Answer by tatalalicious at 7:27 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • yes, i have heard about this.

    Answer by heatherama at 10:59 AM on Oct. 15, 2008

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