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The Immaculate Deception
It might have sounded like a new development, to
have a former ambassador and congressman head up the
CIA-and it certainly was big news in the media-but
there™s evidence that Bush secretly had long been active



TheBushCrime
Fan& Exvosed
in the CIA. Why was Bush selected? Speculation was
that popularity-seeking President Ford™s motive was
mainly to get Bush away from political contention in the
1976 race which the President was facing.
By the end of January, Bush was confirmed by the
By Russell S. Bowen U.S. Senate. He moved into the CIA™s tree-shrouded,
suburban-looking Langley, Virginia headquarters, office
The title of this article refers to a book by the same name. With the author™s permission, we will number 7D5607. It™s an unattractive, L-shaped office
be bringing this book to you in “bite-sized” installments over the next several weeks. with a square sitting area and a column incongruously
placed in the middle. Room 7D5607 is a cramped
alcove, housing not much more than the director™s desk.
Picture windows overlook a panorama of the deep,
ABOUT THE AUTHOR regulated the flight altitude to make his patient
verdant Virginia woods.
comfortable. “In the opinion of my surgeon, these
When the author graduated from Los Gatos Military What Bush did here in this inconspicuous office was
actions by Captain Bowen may have meant the
Academy in California in 1942, he already had been in a metaphor for his entire career. He acted busy. He held
difference between life and death,” wrote Seitz.
uniform for nearly a decade. He spent his whole a job. But his accomplishments were limited to self-
Bowen regrets that in his youthful idealism and his
childhood in military training, attaining the rank of serving initiatives. Those who knew him, then, say that
desire to excel, he was misled by some American leaders
captain at the Castle Heights Military Academy. if he was deferential and obsequiously loyal in previous
who claimed to be the guardians of America. InsteBd,
At the age of 17, he became an aviation cadet after jobs, he was downright obedient in his new role as chief
they were then and are now damaging the country.
passing the examination in Sacramento, California. Still spy for the U.S.
Acknowledging that in his zeal to expose wrongdoing, he
only a teenager, he spent the war years flying P-38s, But none of this should come as any surprise.
himself committed illegal acts (under orders from his
dueling German planes in Italy as a “Top Gun” fighter Here™s the public face George Herbert Walker Bush
government), Bowen has dedicated his life to exposing
pilot. He was a highly decorated pilot with the famous would undoubtedly like to see perpetuated: Courageous
our government™s ineffective and counter-productive
82nd Fighter Group which demonstrated their war hero, popular Yale Phi Beta Kappa graduate,
efforts to curb the drug trade. He labels that current
fearlessness, dedication and supreme skill by flying successful businessman, devoted family man, old “China
effort under the misguided control of U.S. President
combat aircraft under murderous conditions. hand”, deft U. N. diplomat, successful anti-drug czar,
George Bush “nothing more than a war of words”. And
Following a meeting with the Pope at the Vatican in charming scion from an old-line American family and if
he asks that readers of this book who have information
1945, Bowen, at 19, was offered the chance to join the that™s not enough, the “Great Liberator” of Panama and
about the U.S. Drug Trade contact him through the
secret team of the OSS directed by General William Kuwait.
publisher.
“Wild Bill” Donovan. Bowen became an undercover That™s not the real face of the President.
Bowen is a retired Brigadier General in the U.S.
agent, involved in a variety of secret missions. It™s only a mask.
Army. He lives in Florida.
Strip away that popular image and the American
Bowen was assigned in 1959 to visit Asuncibn,
people have the face of a monumental hypocrite and
Paraguay, to familiarize himself with the traffic routes of INTRODUCTION
consummate political opportunist. ˜The face belongs to
drugs coming into the U.S. through Cuba. His
a man who never has to worry about his convictions
information on routes passed on to U. S. Customs was 1 COME NOT TO PRAISE THEE...
because he does not have any. He has no principles. He
described as “the most important piece of information”
has shown himself ready to make any deal at all with but
they had received. “When the president does it, that means it is not
one criterion-does it serve his own self-advancement?
In his military career and as a strict Catholic, Bowen Nixon
illegal.“-Richard
For example, in 1980, while opposing Ronald
had been trained to follow orders from his superiors
Reagan for the GOP presidential nomination, Bush was
without question. Forty-seven years as a mole and “When the commander-in-chief of a nation finds it
pro-choice on abortion. After losing to Reagan and
member of William Donovan™s secret team of “Super
necessary to order employees of the government or
signing on as his running mate, Bush converted to anti-
Spies”, he received orders and reported directly to
agencies of the government to do things that would abortion, Reagan™s position, which he has maintained
William Casey, William Pawley, and his brother in the
technically break the law, he has to be able to declare since to prevent fallout from the party™s right wing. No
Dominican Republic, John Knight. In 1958 and 1959 he
it legal for them to do that.“-Ronald Reagan one really knows his real position on this moral issue if,
reported to Batista™s Secretary Villalon, the Argentine
indeed, he has one.
who became the right-hand man for Reagan. Still
“Read my lips: No New Taxes. “-George Bush, Throughout his career, Bush has always seemed to
supported by several intelligence patriots Bowen
candidate for President, 1988 be in or around major events of our times, from, say, the
survived operation “Silver Star”, his last role. That same
Kennedy assassination to covert wars and economics
deference t? authority led Bowen to carry out an
It was not just another routine cable that George initiatives. His proximity to these events supports the
operation that cost him six-and-a-half years in a federal
Bush received on November 1, 1975, in Beijing, China. belief of some observers that he may have played a part
prison in Springfield, MO. Bowen, an undercover agent
The public image he presented was that of an in them.
in a cocaine-smuggling scheme that he was trying to
ambassador boldly forming U. S. policy towards his host At times, it is certain he had a role, often peripheral,
expose, took the fall after diverting a drug load to
country but the reality was that media-darling Secretary ;often obscure and frequently denied-a mystery man
Sylvania, Georgia, rather than following orders which
of State Henry Kissinger told fake world-statesman Bush darting in and out of calamitous events-and now, a
required him to deliver it to Homestead, Florida.
exactly what to say and do. presidency that is a voyage without purpose or direction
Among his many awards and decorations for
This cable was not another routine instruction, and with only one goal: re-election.
meritorious service is the Distinguished Service Medal.
however. New U.S. President Gerald Ford, smarting The establishment press, for the most part, has
After World War II, he flew numerous emergency airlifts
from criticism of his pardon of Watergate-beleaguered largely ignored the real Bush, who attained the highest
and rescue missions as a free-lance pilot. He served as
Richard Nixon, asked Bush to head up the CIA. Acting office in this country despite a record of deceitful
a flight officer for such world figures as the United
upon his always strong opportunistic motives, the tall, dealing. Peel away the mask and the real face of George
Nation™s leader Dag Harnmarskiild, the Shah of Iran and
reedy-voiced Bush must have sensed this was a chance Bush emerges as someone who:
Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista. Among many other
to get back to the U. S. and to return to politics. He . Was an abject failure as Drug Czar for the Reagan
citations, Bowen received a commendation in 1956 from
quickly consulted his wife, Barbara, and cabled his administration.
U.S. Army Major General J.F.H. Seitz for bravery
acceptance. . Had a close relationship with a network of anti-
rescuing a wounded Army captain in Iran. Bowen even
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Semites with Nazi and fascist affiliations. Church Committee about the well-documented CIA
the American constitutional structure. The sheer magnitude
e Had a widely documented connection with the 1980 of negative ramifications by Bush™s possible return to the misdeeds. Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier and his
“October Surprise”, the group which sabotaged Jimmy assistant Ronni Moffitt were killed that year by a car bomb
White House, with a sham “mandate”, has compelled the
Carter™s efforts to have the Iranian hostages released. author to put aside a number of other crucial investigations on Washington™s Embassy Row. Why was CIA Director
. Had a role in trying to delay the Watergate to devote months of careful research to bring before the George Bush unwilling to aggressively pursue the killers,
investigation after Richard Nixon put him in charge of who were later discovered to be members of ,the Chilean
American people the true face of this man who would be
the Republican National Committee. Secret Police?
dictator of U.S.A., Inc.
. Encouraged the CIA to go back to business as There is no end to the Bush deception machine. Much A few years later, 52 American hostages in Teheran
usual, including covert and dirty-trick operations, when were released within 20 minutes of President Reagan™s
of what he and his public-relations people present as
he took over in 1976 (giving him the dubious distinction inauguration. Was this the “good old boy network” of
accomplishments, are often detrimental to most Americans,
of being the only U.S. President who was also head of George Bush-again? Ironically, it was Bush who coined
while at the same time benefiting Bush himself.
the CIA). the term “October Surprise”.
There is, for example, the contrived spectacle of Bush™s
. Was a strong supporter for the secret 1986 arms What is important about this book is the fact that had
Operation Desert Storm against Iraq, that left its leader,
shipments to Iran. Saddam Hussein, the President™s partner in the oil business, Americans known some of the facts that will be presented
. Had a mysterious role in the Kennedy assassination. here, hopefully we might have avoided some of our
safe and sound. Before this country is drawn into another
. Helped General Motors to kill a “smog decree” and pre-planned and choreographed mini-war with the likes of mistakes.
was instrumental in blocking environmental reforms. Iraq, Libya or North Korea, Americans deserve access to The obscene spectacle of “Operation Just Cause”, to
The latter fact came out recently when the New York the hidden details and secret agendas of the main name one example, could have been averted. That coldly-
Times graded Bush. The headline in typical Bush fashion calculated move pushed by the Bush Administration
proponents.
pointed out his record here was one of “contradictions”, as Bush insisted in 1990 that “our quarrel is not with the removed Panama strongman Manual Noriegak Had the
it seems to be on most issues. people of Iraq”. The point was to “liberate” Kuwait, a American people been aware of his three-decades-long
Ilhstmting once again how he will do and say virtuahy association with the CIA, the civilian death toll from that
principality which, in the words of another presidential
anything for self-advancement, Bush at one point supported candidate, H. Ross Perot, “defines decadence”. In that operation-believed to be over 4,000 human beings--could
and, indeed, applauded the Clean Air Act. However, that have been averted.
struggle, Bush likened his “real enemy”, Hussein, to a
was before the election. In the same way, despite some efforts by American
modem-day Hitler.
“But now, with a Presidential campaign in progress That is an interesting eomparisomright on target, in patriots, few in the US. in 1988 knew of the plan to
and the economy stubbornly sluggish, the law, the most assassinate CIA asset Noriega for his role in drug dealing.
fact. Saddam had been boosted in his rise to the fourth-
comprehensive and expensive environmental statute ever Lt. Col. James “Bo” Gritz, Commander of Special
largest military power in the world through secret contracts
B
enacted, is under attack with the administration, where Forces in Panama, revealed the attempt 12 years earlier to
with Bush and his cronies, in much the same way that the
business interests often seem to outweigh environmental “remove this wart from the nose of a decent society”. But
Fuhrer™s Third Reich had been financed by George Bush™s
issues,” wrote the Times. that effort had been shelved by the ultimate insider, then-
father, Prescott Bush and his friends, Henry Ford and
The story on the front page of the Times noted that CIA Director George Bush, according to Gritz. All
others, more than a half century ago.
while Bush has never been a strong environmentalist, he Americans suffered through the following years, as tons of
That™s only part of the story. There™s the travesty of
had, in standard hypocritical fashion when he won the cocaine poured into our country, undeterred by Bush, who
Senate confirmation hearings for his nominee to the U.S.
Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas. Washington Post writer
White House, said he supported the popular American essentially condoned a massive drug infestation that he
perception that our environment needed protection. But David Broder said that move was planned more than a year might have prevented.
that™s changed. Available evidence, the story pointed out, In typically hypocritical fashion, he privately thwarted
before the nomination to mobilize Bush™s conservative base
lends support to a reversal of policies pursued by Bush™s and to drive a wedge into the Democratic coalition. a real effort at curbing the drug trade, while publicly taking
predecessor. the stance that he was fighting and, indeed, winning the
Broder said, “Such considerations may strike you as
Richard H. Meeker, president of the Association of war on drugs. Some war. It was not even a fistfight.
cynical. But they are a great deal more honest than
Alternative Newsweeklies and publisher of Wibmette Week President Bush™s pretense that he searched the country for Meanwhile, despite growing evidence, the public has
in Portland, Maine, says that if the average American voter been treated to years of limp Bush denials that he “wasn™t
the best possible nominee and was surprised and delighted
had been reading the alternate press™s coverage during the to find that it just happened to be a Black conservative in the loop” on the Iran-Contra weapons and drug deals
that have repulsed the American public. Closer to home,
last election, George Bush would never have won. named Clarence Thomas.”
Bush™s sons have heen involved in the laree-scale looting
It appears, on paper at least, that Bush™s entire life There™s more. How about Bush™s much-touted role as
of America™s fmancial institutions.
prepared him for the presidency. He served eight years as America™s chief drug cop in the Reagan Administration?
vice president. Prior to that, he was in the U.S. Congress In hindsight, this book should have been written prior
He headed the South Florida Task Force and the National
and was a diplomat. His life might be described as serving to the 1988 elections. It has been extremely distressing to
Narcotics Border Interdiction System in the mid-1980s that
the public. witness the American people and the world subjected to a
left everything to be desired.
But it was not the public he was serving. It was systematic program of travesties pushed forward by the
A telling commentary was that his leadership of the
himself. Throughout his career, he™s been adept at Bush Administration.
task force was not renewed after he served one year on it.
worming his way into the confidence of people who then Many of our current sociological and economic
By the fall of 1986, soon after Bush had left his position
find something for George to do. Unfortunately, these problems might have been less serious had we understood
there, Florida drug-enforcement offtcials admitted that the
“something” type of jobs never get done when George takes the hidden agenda that Bush and his hangers-on have
amount of narcotics smuggled into the U.S. had
them on. He™s proven himself a failure at every position cruelly unleashed upon our country.
rskyrocketed. At the same time, the Government
he™s hod.. -hat is particularly troubling is that he is now It should come as no surprise to readers that the Bush
Accounting Oftice (GAO) reported that cocaine imports had
at the helm of the free world, responsible for the future of Administration has not made it easy for Americans to find
doubled over the previous year
America. out the truth. While researching this book for example, the
The Bush-controlled U.S. Justice Department is
Perhaps Bush™s failures should come as no surprise, author discovered that the records and correspondence of
generally regarded as a national disgrace for its foot-
however, because he has never been in touch with his Samuel Bush-George™s grandfather, who ran the arms-
dragging in the investigation and prosecution of virtually
related section of the War Industries Board in 1918-had
fellow Americans. Even when the rest of the country was any case involving drugs. As the former Commissioner of
been burned “to save space” in the National Archives. It™s
plunged into the Great Depression, Bush™s family was U.S. Customs, William von Rabb, declared in disgust when
living in a large, dark-shingled house with broad verandas one more indication of how George Bush may be one of the
he resigned in the summer of 1989:
on Grove Lane in the exclusive Deer Park section of most “covert” presidents in American history.
“The war on drugs is a war of words.” The only real
New York Times columnist Tom Wicker raised the
Greenwich, COM. The family™s every whim was taken care battles, he said, are being fought against the minorities and
question, “Do the American people really want to elect a
of by four servants-three maids and a chauffeur. downtrodden, while those in authority are protecting the
It has become obvious that Bush™s rise on the national former Director of the CIA as their president?” back on
government™s monopoly in the trade.
April 18, 1988. ˜That™s hardly been discussed so far,” he
stage that he has come to dominate, has been almost The first impetus to begin this book came in 1976, as
wrote. “But it seems obvious that a CIA chief might well
directly proportional to the decline, if not degradation, of the nation was still reeling from the revelations of the
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be privy to the kind of ˜black secrets™ that could later make An extreme Ukrainian nationalist, he collaborated with
same Nazi enterprise with George Bush™s father.

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