[Marxism] Oops!: Rummy's replacement: from Iran-Contra to Defense Minister

Mike Friedman mikedf at amnh.org
Thu Nov 9 12:39:59 MST 2006


Forgot to credit: http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/09/1444242

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
Defense Secretary Nominee Robert Gates Tied to Iran-Contra Scandal and the
Secret Arming of Saddam Hussein

President Bush nominated former CIA director Robert Gates on Wednesday to
replace Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense. We take a look at Gates'
role at the CIA in connection to the Iran-Contra scandal and the secret
arming of Saddam Hussein with former CIA analyst Mel Goodman, who
testified before the Senate in 1991 against the nomination of Gates as CIA
director, and investigative journalist Bob Parry who helped expose
Iran-Contra. [includes rush transcript] On Wednesday President Bush
nominated former CIA director Robert Gates to replace Donald Rumsfeld as
Secretary of Defense. Gates briefly appeared with President Bush and
Rumsfeld at the White House and spoke with reporters.

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