In today’s Huffington Post, Murray Wass reports that William Timmons, John McCain’s handpicked transition chief (and he says that Obama’s "picking out curtains"?), once lobbied on behalf of Saddam Hussein, to try to reduce sanctions against Iraq. But it’s actually worse than that:
William 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.
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
And we’re supposed to worry about a college professor whose last illegal activity was 40 years ago?