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Baker’s ties to the Saudis

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From Newsvine:

Besides the study group being a complete joke, it has now been brought to attention that James Baker’s law firm, Baker Botts, has a secret that nobody, including the MSM, wants you to know.

James Baker is the conservative head of the recently formed Iraq Study Group which claims to be bi-partisan and without an agenda. I was one of the first to show you part of their agenda and now I will be glad to help educate you on another. Not to mention this shows that the media is willing to protect a conservative when that conservative is pushing the liberal agenda.

Baker Botts is a law firm of about 700 attorneys and a laundry list of political connections. James Baker is the senior partner of this firm.

Among other places, Baker Botts has an office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It has also opened an office in Dubai. James Baker has many ties to Saudi Arabia, including numerous meetings that took place when he was the Secretary of State for the first President Bush. He was able to get financial investments in Baker Botts from Prince Bandar, the Saudi ambassador to the United States.

If you remember back, the families of the 9/11 victims sued certain Saudis for their involvement in the attacks, the Saudi Defense Minister and his brother, the governor of Riyadh. These two men turned to none other than Baker Botts to form their defense team. The Saudi Defense Minister, Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, has given about $250,000 per year for the last sixteen years to the International Islamic Relief Organization, an organization being investigated by the U.S. government for funding Islamic terrorist groups.

In an exciting twist, it was none other than George W. Bush who gained employment at Baker Botts at the age of 15.

Does this make you think twice on why James Baker would recommend that Israel give away its land to Palestine? How about the fact that this Iraq “study” Group was able to come up with more than 75 recommendations, none of which described a way to win the war in Iraq? Why do people with these types of connections continue to be appointed to head councils on foreign policy? I consider this grounds for complete dismissal of the Iraq Study Group’s report and I demand that the taxpayers have their 1.3 million dollars returned to them immediately, with interest.

This information can be found on Newsweek,, and It has also been featured by Michael Savage.

Written by Leisureguy

8 December 2006 at 2:10 pm

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