Oct
20
2008

Media Unconcerned About McCain's Saddam Lobbyist

A Google News search for the term "William Timmons" yields trusty progressive publications like Think Progress, OpEd News, TPM, AlterNet and Democracy Now!, but days after it appeared at Huffington Post (10/14/08), no "mainstream" U.S. outlet has picked up the intrepid Murray Waas' new exposé on how

Timmons, the Washington lobbyist who 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 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.

Kind of makes the whole Barack Obama/Bill Ayers thing seem even more silly, doesn't it?