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Friday, October 15

"let them eat cake," said the baker

James Baker. Money. Carlyle. Iraq. Debt. Conflict of interest. What else is new?

James Baker's Double Life
Until now, there has been no concrete evidence that Baker's loyalties are split, or that his power as Special Presidential Envoy--an unpaid position--has been used to benefit any of his corporate clients or employers. But according to documents obtained by The Nation, that is precisely what has happened. Carlyle has sought to secure an extraordinary $1 billion investment from the Kuwaiti government, with Baker's influence as debt envoy being used as a crucial lever.


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