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National Convention.
apparently, only got tough when crude-oil prices started
of Houston, Texas, in partnership with Hugh and Bill
He ran unsuccessfully for the Senate in 1964
Liedtke. Bush described the merger thusly: to fall to the advantage of the American consumer.
˜?˜he following year it would spin off into Zapata Said another official: “Look, the policy is and against the “liberal” Democratic incumbent, Ralph
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Yarborough. In his first major political outing, Bush the Establishment with a coveted appointment. In nonprofessional outsider and a politician to boot.”
wore the mantle of a Goldwater Republican, February 197 1, Bush became Ambassador to the United Senator Frank Church commented: “It appears as
campaigning against the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Nations. There, he took up an old cause: keeping though the White House may be using this important
Medicare, allowing Red China into the United Nations China out of that body. While Bush argued for China™s post merely as a grooming room before he is brought
and the Civil Rights Act. Beating off conservative exclusion, Henry Kissinger conducted secret on stage next year as a vice-presidential running mate.”
primary candidates, Bush grabbed the Republican negotiations with Beijing to revive U.S.-Sino relations. Speaking against the appointment, Church said he knew
nomination, only to lose to Yarborough by 300,000 In January 1973, Bush™s political career was of “no particular reason why [Bush] is qualified” for
votes. Nevertheless, Bush attracted 43 percent of the boosted once again. Nixon appointed him Chairman the job.
vote, a good showing in a state where Democrats far of the Republican National Committee, where he Since it is very likely that Church did not know of
outnumbered Republicans. campaigned for a quick end to the Senate Watergate Bush™s earlier connections to the CIA, his reaction was
Bush “quit” the oil business in 1966 and-with hearings and loyally defended his patron. understandable. But Bush needed a position. So, once
backing from family, friends and the establishment Instead of choosing a seasoned strategist, Nixon again, “guiltless pragmatism” won over principles.
™ Nicholas King, George Bush: A Biography (New
business community-was elected to Congress from a picked a two-time Senate loser who needed influence
safe, affluent, Houston district. His voting record in York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1980) pp.13-14
to make his way in Congress-a loser who was
™ Joe Hyams, Flight of the Avenger (New York:
Congress was mixed, certainly not straight deeply suspect by constitutionalists within the
Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1991), p.14: “Prescott
Goldwaterite. Republican Party.
Sheldon Bush, George™s father, was a third-generation
From that point, Bush adopted what has become After eighteen months at the National Committee, American who could trace his family™s roots back to
known as the Eastern-Establishment position; a weak, Bush again ached for change and, without leaving any England™s King Henry III, making George a thirteenth
unprincipled mishmash of policies that has brought no- cousin, twice removed, of Queen Elizabeth II.”
memorial at the RNC, was appointed envoy to the
3 King, pp. 13-14
win wars and economic chaos to the United States. People™s Republic of China to replace an ailing David
™ George Bush with Victor Gold, Looking Forward
As a freshman Congressman with elitist backing, Bruce.
(Doubleday: New York, 1987), pp.36-39
Bush immediately was given a coveted seat on the This came about because of the Nixon-Kissinger
5 Sutton, The Two Faces of George Bush (New York:
House Ways and Means Committee. It was reported on change of face, i.e. to treat Communist China as an
Sept.28, 1986 in Washington Post Magazine that Bush Wiswell Ruffin House, Inc., 1988) p.6
ally, rather than a threat to the United States.
6 George Bush with Victor Gold, p.47
got this seat through pressure from Chairman Democrat However, as more than one commentator has
™ See The Roar of the Crowd, Texas Monthly,
Wilbur Mills and then Leader of the House, Republican observed, principle is not a George Bush hallmark.
Jerry Ford. According to a 1980 Rolling Stone article, November, 199 1. See also Jan Garble, Meaner Than a
His approach has been called “guiltless pragmatism”;
JunkvardDog; Texas Monthly, April 1991, p.68 ff.
Mills took a liking to Bush, nicknaming him “Rubbers” in other words; a shifting of position irrespective of
for his support of family planning. Wyatt observes, “I knew from the beginning George
principle.
A public appearance of conservatism can be traced A year later, Ford called him home to head the Bush came to Texas only because he was politically
throughout the Bush political career, but that is Central Intelligence Agency. Bush™s appointment as ambitious. He flew out here on an airplane owned by
inconsistent with his voting records and political the Agency™s director in 1975 was widely criticized Dresser Industries. His daddy was a member of the
actions. By 1970, Bush had a record that a because, as Bush writes, “Bill Colby, a professional board of Dresser.”
™ Sutton, The Two Faces qf George Bush, p.29
conservative Democratic businessman, Lloyd Bentsen, in the intelligence field, was being replaced by a
could misrepresent as “liberal”.
The two faced off in a Senate
contest in Texas, after Bentsen
defeated the liberal Yarborough in a
vicious primary.
Bush was encouraged to enter
the race by President Nixon, who
had targeted Southern liberals,
including Yarborough, for defeat.
Under a cloak of Goldwater
conservatism, Bush actually held
left-liberal political opinions,
supporting gun control, for example,
while opposing repealof the Federal
Income Tax and further military
involvement in Vietnam.
Expecting to face Yarborough
in the general election, Bush was
unprepartd for Bentsen, who
castigated him for his support of
gun control and a guaranteed annual
income for the poor. Bush, the
eager-beaver, had- waited only two
terms in the House before running
again for the Senate in 1970, only
to lose and throw away the
opportunities brought by family and
business contacts.
Once again, privilege came to
George™s assistance. To throw
away a safe congressional seat on a
gamble for the Senate would seem
to demonstrate ˜a severe lack of
judgment, yet it was rewarded by
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The Immaculate Deception
did was to demand signed resignations of his entire
government. “Eliminate everyone,” he told John Ehrlichmau,
“except George Bush. Bush will do anything for our
cause. ˜r4



TheBushCrime
-Family
Exposed
Other members of the Watergate team-who were
coordinated by Bush for the invasion of Cuba over a decade
before-were Frank Sturgis, E. Howard Hunt, Bernard Barker
and Rafael “Chi Chi” Quintero. Quintero worked with CIA
coordinator William F. Buckley, Jr. in a special assassination


ChapterThree unit run under the cover of Pemex Oil Co. in Mexico in the
early 198Os, before Buckley™s return to Beirut and his
subsequent capture and torture to death by a radical Islamic
group. The longtime CIA hitman has said publicly that if he
By Russell S. Bowen ever told what he knew about Dallas and the Bay of Pigs “it
would be the biggest scandal ever to rock the nation. ”
Bush claims he never worked for the CIA until he was
Congressional liaison William Timmom and Dean Burch,
CHAPTER3
appointed Director by President Ford in 1976. Of course,
White House counselor, as recorded in Woodward and
Bush has a company duty to deny being in the CIA. The CIA
Bernstein™s The Final Days
OPERATION ZAPATA
is a secret organization. No one ever admits to being a
˜THE BAY OF PIGS THING” Bush™s character, or lack thereof, was never more
member.
graphically demon&mtedthan the moment refen-ed to above on
The truth is that Bush has been a top CIA agent since
Actually, however, Congress was being manipulated. August 5, 1974, during a meeting with other White House
before the 1961 invasion of Cuba, working with Felix
This is how the war machine operates. Behind the seeming officials to assess the impact of the “smoking-gun” tape. The
Rodriguez and other anti-Castro Cubans. Bush may deny his
concern for national security are the busy men with the bulging recording contained the conversation between Nixon and Chief
work for the CIA in 1959, but there are records in the files of
briefcases hurrying from the Pentagon over to Capitol Hill, the of Staff H.R. Ha&man, held shortly after the original break-
Rodriguez and others involved in the Bay of Pigs invasion of
tight-mouthed men hunying f&m CIA headquarters over to the in at the Watergate, which could now no longer be contained.
Cuba that expose Bush™s role. ˜Ihe corporations would not put
Pentagon; it is, eventually, a game. It is an operation designed It was already understood among the men gathered to listen
somebody in charge of all the state secrets held by the CIA,
to produce for the warfare sector and its military-hardware that Nixon™s resignation was inevitable.
unless he was ekperienced and well-trained in the CIA?
supporters billions of dollars annually and unlimited power in Bush™s great concern, however, was not for his boss,
The initial reaction of Senator Frank Church, Chair of the
the affairs of the nation. Richard Nixon. His overpowering fear was that the smoking-
Since the end of World War II, the United States has Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, to the firing of
gun tape called attention to a money-laundering mechanism
spent a thousand billion dollars-one trillion dollars- William Colby and the naming of Bush as CIA Director, was
which he, along with Bill Liedtke and Robert Mosbacher,
furnished by the American people, who have been colonized that it was part of attempts by Ford (a former member of the
Bush™s partner, had helped to set up, at Nixon™s request, in
by these men and their hunger for power. CouM the CIA kill Warren Commission) to impede the Church Committee™s
Mexico.
a president to keep such an operation going? Kings have investigation into CIA assassination plots, with which CoIby
During that exchange, on June 23, 1972, Nixon told
been beheaded for inj?nitelyless.-Jim Garrison, A Heritage was cooperating, but which Ford was trying to keep secret.
Ha&man to order Richard Helms at the CIA to stop the FBI™s
of stone (1970) Within days of Bush™s advent as DCI, the hemorrhage ended.
investigation into the transfer of funds from Texas and
“I mean, draw your own conclusions. There™s a table of Did Congress realize that Nixon and Bush had openly
Minnesota through Mexico City into the coffers of the
organization at the Company. The only people who bud all discussed killing JFK for stopping the air cover for the Bay of
Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP), and hrn there,
the pieces in place that could have done it were a tight ˜old- Pigs invasion of Cuba? Remember, Nixon taped virtually
into the hands of the “Plumbers” arrested in the Watergate
boy™ network of guys that wanted to see him go, that thought every discussion he had with anyone in his inner circle,
building.
he was committing suicide. “-Former CIA agent, Gordon including Bush. There is a photo of Bush reporting to Nixon
The statements on the tape were widely interpreted to
Novel in the White House in 1968. It will be interesting to see what
constitute prima-facie case of obstruction of justice against
JFK, Academy-Award winning film director Oliver they were talking about on that day, when the full 4,000 hours
Nixon. Bush™s concern centered around Nixon™s references to
are released.
Stone™s three-hour, high-voltage inquisition into the “the Texans” and “some Texas people”, of whom Bush,
In his autobiography, Looking Forward, Bush describes
assassination of John F. Kennedy is the most controversial film Liedtke and Mosbacher were most prominent. The potential
some of his political adversaries in Texas, including Lyndon
in recent history. While the cameras were still rolling, on the threat to Bush™s political ambitions was staggering.
basis of a first-draft script, The Washington Post skewered the Johnson; John Connally, Ralph Yarborough and Lloyd
Bush, along with Nixon, was extremely concerned that the
Bentsen, three of whom were in Dealey Plaza, in Dallas, in the
film in an article titled Dallas in Wonderland. Since then, FBI™s investigation would expose their connection to “the Bay
motorcade which carried Kennedy to his death. Curiously, his
almost every major newspaper, magazine and television of Pigs thing”.
only statement in the book concerning that event is “But now
commentator has voiced criticism of Stone™s vision of a vast In the same discussion, Nixon links “the Cubans”, “the
Johnson was President....”
conspiracy behind the assassination. Texans”, “Helms”, “Hunt”, “Bernard Barker”, “Robert
Perhaps his seeming disinterest in Kennedy™s killing can
Stone has retorted that “Every paper and magazine in Mosbacher” and “the Bay of Pigs”. Over and over on the
be traced to a single fact purposely left out of his glowing
America has devoted more space in the last three months to Watergate tapes, these names come up in the discussions of
biography. Buried among the 98,755 pages of FBI documents
attacking my tttack on the Warren Commission than they the photos from Dallas that Nixon was supposedly trying to
released to the public in 1977 and 1978-as a result of
devoted in the previous 28 years to examining the Warren obtain in the Watergate burglary.3
Freedom of InformationAct suits-was a memo on November
Commission....My question is, ˜Why are they so scared of this In the transcript, Nixon describes-George Bush™s partner,
29, 1963, one week after the assassination, from J. Edgar
movie?™ What are they defending?“™ Robert Mosbacher, as one of the Texas fundraisers for Nixon.
Hoover.
Asked about the controversy, President Bush reiterated his Nixon refers to the “Cubans” and the ˜Texans”. The ˜Texans”
Written to the director of the State Department™s Bureau
faith in the Warren Commission, comparing conspiracy were Bush, Mosbacher and Lie&e.
of Intelligence and Research, Hoover described the briefing
theories to rumors that Elvis is alive. Stone promptly tired off In fact, most of the CIA leadership in the planned invasion
given to “George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency”
a statement to Daily Variety virtually accusing Bush of being of Cuba seems to have been from Texas. An entire Texan
the day after the assassination, when Lee Harvey Oswald
part of the cover-up. In his 30 years in the “executive branch branch of the CIA is based in the oil business.
was interrogated about his connections to Cuban exiles and
establishment”, Stone writes, Bush “has had ample opportunity If we trace Bush™s background in the Texas oil business,
to stonewall the American people”.2 the CIA. Oswald™s ties to the CIA and Naval Intelligence
we discover his two partners in the oil-barge leasing business:
“Dean, does Bush know about the [smoking gun] are virtually undisputed; the likelihood that Bush functioned
Mosbacher and Texan James Baker. Mosbacher is now
transcript yet? ” on behalf of either of the two agencies is even greater,
Secretary of Commerce and Baker is Secretary of State.
“Yes.” given his early service as a naval aviator and his family™s
According to a longtime operative in Agency operations in the
“Well, what did he do?” close ties to the military-industrial complex.
Caribbean and South America, Bush™s company, Zapata Oil,
“He broke out into assholes and shit himself to The briefing was held, according to the FBI director,
was one of the key suppliers of oil to Cuba under Batista.
death. “-Conversation between White House because the State Department feared that “some misguided
After his landslide victory in 1972, the first thing Nixon
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anti-Castro group might capitalize on the present situation Devine called McBride with the terse response, “I can briefed, William T. Forsyth of the FBI and Capt. William
and undertake an unauthorized raid against Cuba, believing Edwards of the DIA. “So it wasn™t me,” he said.
neither confmn nor deny.” When he was told what Hart
that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy might George William Bush said he left the CIA because he
had said and asked whether he could check whether [or
herald a change in U.S. policy, which is not true.” was offered a job by the DIA at a higher grade and salary,
not] there had been another George Bush in the CIA,
˜The substance of the foregoing was furnished to Bush and he stayed until joining the Social Security
Devine responded, ˜Twenty-seven years ago? I doubt that
and Capt. William Edwards of the Defense Intelligence Administration in January 1968. He professed he was “a
very much. In any event, we just have a standard policy
Agency on November 23, by Mr. W.T. Forsyth of this little bit amazed, but not entirely surprised” that the CIA
of not confirming that anyone is involved with the CIA.”
Bureau.” and the DIA divulged his employment with them. “I
Richard Helms, who was Deputy Director at the
Bush himself described his CIA appointment by President didn™t know they were at liberty to release all this. It was
Agency in 1963, told McBride, Bush™s name in the memo
Ford as a “real shocker”. In his autobiography, Bush points certainly without advance notice,” he said, adding that he
“must have been some kind of misprint. I don™t recall
out: “I™d come to the CIA with some general knowledge of had not known of the story in the Nation about George
anyone by that name working for the agency....He
how it operated.” His remark in the book that his “overseas Bush™s alleged 1963 ties with the CIA.
certainly never worked for me.”
The Social Security Administration confiied that this
experience as a businessman” helped qualify him for the McBride attempted to locate William T. Forsyth, but
appointment by President Nixon-as Ambassador to the George Bush was currently employed in its Arlington,
learned that he was dead. Forsyth worked out of the
United Nations+ould also refer to his experience as a CIA Virginia office, and verified other points in his story,
Washington FBI headquarters and was best known for
agent. particularly aspects of his life prior to working with the
running the investigation of the Rev. Martin Luther King,
Bush™s autobiography is vague about his activities in the CIA. In addition, George William Bush repeated his story

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