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Jr. Efforts to locate Captain Edwards of the Defense
to Victor Navasky, editor of the Nation, reiterating that he
early 196Os,when he was running the Houston-based Zapata Intelligence Agency were unsuccessful.
was not the man referred to in the FBI memorandum.
Off-Shore Company. “Running an offshore oil company,” he Bush™s,specific duties with the CIA in 1%3-whether he
wrote, “would mean days spent over water; not only the Gulf Why would the CIA indicate that this man was the
was an agent, or merely an “asset”+annot be determined
of Mexico but oceans and seas the world over.“6 George Bush in the Hoover memo without any attempt to
from Hoover™s memo. However, one of McBride™s sources,
The 1972 profile of Bush in Current Biography provides locate him, and why would the media repeat the Agency™s
who worked with the Agency in the late 1950s and 196Os,said
of the Vice President, “I know he was involved in the
more details of those years: “Bush traveled throughout the version without checking? Where was George Herbert
Caribbean. I know he was involved in the suppression of
world to sell Zapata™s oil-drilling services. Under his direction Walker Bush on November 22 and 23, 1963? Was he
things after the Kennedy Assassination. There was a very
it grew to be a multi-million-dollar concern, with operations in working for the CIA then?
definite worry that some Cuban groups were going to move
Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Japan, While the full extent of his role is vague, the newly
against Castro and attempt to blame it on the CIA.“7
Australia and Western Europe.” According to Nicholas King™s discovered FBI document places Bush in Miami, recruiting
George Bush: A Biography, his company, Zapata Oil, was right-wing Cuban exiles for the invasion of Cuba.
After McBride™s article concerning Hoover™s 1963 memo
appeared in Nation magazine, the CIA evidently changed its
concentrating in the Caribbean and off South America in the Bush lived in Houston, Texas, hopping to Miami
early 1960s which meshes with the available data on Bush™s weekly. Bush spent 1960 and ˜61 recruiting Cubans in
mind. On July 19,1988, Agency spokeswoman Sharon Basso
told the Associated Press that the 1963 Hoover memo
early CIA responsib&ies. An agent will often adopt the cover Miami for the invasion. That is how he met Felix
of a businessman, while business people have also served as Rodriguez, who became part of a special CIA shooter
“apparently” referred not to Vice President George Bush but
to George William Bush, who had worked in 1963 on the
informants for the Agency, passing along information picked team, which was coordinated out of a secret, triangular-
up on their travels. fire training base in Mexico, maintained by the domestic
night watch at CIA headquarters, which “would have been the
counter-intelligence Division Five of the FBI.™
Informed by reporter Joseph McBride in mid-1988 of the appropriate place to have received such an FBI report”. Basso
said this George Bush left the CIA in 1964 to work for the Felix Rodriguez was the Iran-Contra CIA agent who
1l/29/1963 J. Edgar Hoover memorandum, the then-vice-
President™s spokesman, Stephen Ha& asked, “Am you sure it™s told the world in October 1986 that the CIA plane flown
Defense Intelligence Agency.
by Gene Hasenfus had crashed in Nicaragua. As soon as
the same George Bush?” After talking to the Vice President, Why did the Agency break with its longstanding
Rodriguez heard that the plane crashed, he called Samuel
Hart quoted him as follows, “I was in Houston, Texas, at the policy of “neither confirm nor deny”? Basso said it [the
time and involved in the independent oil-drilling business. Watson, staff aide to his CIA supervisor, Donald Gregg,
Agency] believed “the record should be clarified”.
Another CIA official told the AP, “We put a lot of effort who was now National Security Adviser to the Vice
And I was running for the Senate in late ˜63.” “Must be
another George Bush,” added Hart. President, Bush.
into. this.”
McBride then asked him, via Hart: Bush has denied being in the contra “loop”, but
Hart of the VP™s office told the same thing to Sarah
Per1 of the Nation. investigators recently obtained copies of Oliver North™s
l Did you do any work with or for the CIA prior to the

diary, which documents Bush™s role as a CIA supervisor
Both Per1 and McBride called the DIA, which
time you became its Director?
of the contra-supply network. Aiding the Contras was
confirmed that George William Bush had worked there
l If so, what was the nature of your relationship with the
President Reagan™s major anti-Communist thrust. In 1988,
between February 1964 and July 1965, performing the
agency, and how long did it last?
Bush told Congress he knew nothing about the illegal
same duties as a CIA civilian-grade government
l Did you receive a briefing by a member of the FBI on
supply Bights until late November 1986, yet North™s diary
intelligence-research specialist, with the relatively low-
anti-Castro Cuban activities in the aftermath of the
shows Bush at the first planning meeting on August 6,
level rank of GS-7.
assassination of President Kennedy? 1985.
Although the Agency claimed that the whereabouts of
Half an hour later, Hart called McBride to say he had not Bush™s “official” log placed him somewhere else (see
this Bush were unknown, McBride located him at 401
spoken to the Vice President but would answer the questions chapter 4). Such double sets of logs have long been used
Cambridge Road, Alexandria, Virginia. A check of
himself. The answer to the lirst question was no, he said, and to hide Bush™s real role in the CIA to provide “plausible
directories showed that a George W. Bush, “emp US
so he would™skip number two. deniability”. The problem is, it failed, because too many
govt”, lived at the Cambridge Road address in 1964.
To the third, he repeated Bush™s answer above but added people, like North and Rodriguez, kept records that show
When McBride reached George William Bush, who was
that Bush had also said, “I don™t have any idea what he™s Bush™s role back to the1961 invasion of Cuba.9
49 at that time and worked for the Social Security
talking about.” The discovery of the Hoover memo, stating that, “Mr.
Administration, Bush confirmed that he had worked for the
However, when Bush™s denial was read back to him, George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency” had
CIA for about six months in 1963-64, as a coast and
Hart said that he preferred not to be quoted directly, been briefed on November 23, 1963 about the reaction of
landing-beach analyst-not as a night watchman-in those
explaining, “It™s a week old now, and I™m going off my years, with the rank of GS-5. He definitely did not anti-Castro Cuban exiles in Miami to the assassination of
notes.” Kennedy,,however, stirs speculation as to what Bush had
receive the FBI briefing in 1963, he stated.
When McBride reminded him that he wanted to been doing during this time.
When McBride read him the Hoover memo about the
quote Bush directly, Hart said, “I am a spokesman. FBI briefing, his response was, “Is that the other George It is believed by many, that Bush was in Texas the
However you want to write it, the answer is no”, Bush?™ day before but, like Nixon and Hoover, he has denied it.
It has been reported that Nixon and Hoover were in
regarding Bush™s alleged 1963 involvement with the While in the CIA, George William Bush said he had
CIA. Dallas the night before, at the ranch of Texas oil baron
never received interagency briefings because he was “just
CIA spokesman Bill Devine told McBride, “This is Cohn J. “Clint” Murchison, Jr. A newspaper article
a lowly researcher and analyst” and worked only with
the first time I™ve heard this,” when asked about Bush™s described Nixon™s stay at the Baker Hotel in Dallas,
documents and photographs. He said he “knew neither
CIA involvement in the early 1960s. The next day, ostensibly for a Pepsi-Cola executives™ convention.
one” of two people the memorandum mentions being
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Retired Brig. Gen, Penn Jones reported that Murchison,
Hoover and others met at Murchison™s house in Dallas on
November 21, 1963.˜”
Within hours of Kennedy™s death, a man identifying
himself as “George H.W. Bush” telephoned the FBI™s
Houston office with information about a threat allegedly
made against Kennedy by a young, right-wing Republican.
The FBI report concerning this call was made public
in the late 1970s as a result of lawsuits under the
Freedom of Information Act (FOZA). It stated that “On
November 22, 1963, Mr. George H.W. Bush, 5525
Briar, Houston, Texas, telephonically advised...that one,
James Parrott has been talking of killing the President
when he comes to Houston.”
According to Nixon™s biography, his personal and
political ties with the Bush family go back to 1946, when
Nixon claims he read an ad placed in an L.A. newspaper
by the Orange County Republican Party and a wealthy
group of businessmen, led by Prescott Bush, the father of
George Bush.
They wanted a™young candidate to run for Congress.
Nixon applied and won the job, becoming a mouthpiece
for the Bush group, progressing to the U.S. Senate and, in
1952, the vice presidency.”
In 1960, Vice President Nixon was scouring the world
seeking the presidency. At his side was Prescott Bush.
Congressman Gerald Ford was helping raise funds, as was
George Bush.
It took Nixon eight more years to reach his goal. And
the canny politician always remembered who helped him
get there. So, again, it was payback time for George
Bush. Nixon appointed him Chairman of the Republican
National Committee and, later, Ambassador to China.
By 1976, Ford, who succeeded Nixon after Watergate,
paid his due bill. He picked out a big job for his old crony,
Bush: in the CIA. But this time Bush would not be an
underling. Now he would be the head man.
™ Allen Barrio and Ty Burr, JFK, Entertainment Weekly,
January 17, 1992, p.14
™ Ibid., p.16
i Theresa A, Three Men and a Barge, Common Cause,
March-April, 1990, and Frank Sturgis interview-, San
Francisco Chronicle, May 7, 1977, in which he stated
that “the reason we burglarized the Watergate was
because Nixon was interested in stopping news leaking
relating to the photos of our role in the assassination of
President John Kennedy.”
™ Sidney Blumenthal, Pledging Allegiance
5 Bush, in fact, did work directly with the anti-Castro
Cuban groups in Miami before and after the Bay of Pigs
invasion, using his company, Zapata Oil, as a corporate
cover for his activities on behalf of the Agency. Records
at the University of Miami, where the operations were
based for several years, show that George Bush was
present during this time period.
6 George Bush with Victor Gold, Looking Forward (New
York: Doubleday, 1987) p.70
7 Joseph McBride, Nation, July 23, 1988, p.37, pp, 41-42
* William Torbitt, Nomenclature of an Assassination
Cabal also referred to as “the Torbitt Document”.
-9
Reference from the case files of Bill Alcorn, Special
Assistant Attorney General of Texas, concerning the
murder by two such assassins in 1952 of 19-year-old
Buddy Floyd, son of Jake Floyd, District Judge in Alice,
Texas, the actual target of the assassination.
˜) Washington Post, January 10, 1990
” William Penn Jones, Forgive My Grief, Volumes I-IV
” Fletcher Prouty, Freedom magazine, 1986
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The Immaculate Deception
TheBushCrime
FamilyExposed
Chapter
Four
By Russell S. Bowen


“out of the loop” was a safe place to be, especially if one
CHAPTER 4
had presidential ambitions.
If the appointment of George Herbert Walker Bush as
COMPANY MAN
CIA Director was not preordained, neither was it entirely
accidental. As often happens in Washington, Bush™s
George Bush is “the perfect yes man”.-Larry
elevation to the country™s top spymaster was typical
Speakes, President Reagan™s Press Secretary
“Neither James Schlesinger nor Stan Turner were very Washington, a payoff, for the most part, of hard partisan
popular with the pros because both of them set out with politics.
As Gerald Ford prepared to run for t-e-election in late
antagonism to the CIA. Bush didn™t.“-A senior CIA
analyst, quoted in the one paragraph devoted to George 1975, he was an incumbent with practically no record,
Bush as Director of the CIA in John Ranelagh™s The facing plenty of obstacles. His pardon of Richard Nixon
Agency had turned into a political tar baby. Additionally, House
Miles Copeland, the CIA operative who betrayed and Senate committees were revealing, on an almost daily
the Desert One hostage rescue operation in print several basis, news of abuses by the CIA. White House political
days before it was activated in April 1980, claimed that strategists had been counting on a public-relations break
George Bush was the best Director of the CIA. “He came from the sensational expos& swirling around the CIA.
in knowing he didn™t know a damn thing about the CIA, William Colby, Ford™s Director of Central Intelligence,
but he did know how to judge people whose opinion he had been lauded by Congressional investigators for his
could trust, and he listened to them.“™ cooperation. But the result of Colby™s efforts turned out
In fact, no other candidate˜has been exposed to to be an endless series of revelations: secret drug testing,
so many facets of the national security world. Bush has spying on U.S. citizens and plotting assassinations of
served as a congressman, ambassador to the United foreign leaders.
Nations, envoy to China, and Director of the Central Even when these events occurred under Democratic
Intelligence Agency. As Vice President, Bush headed administrations, each revelation tainted Ford. Colby, a
National Security Council groups on crisis management, symbol of past abuses, would have to be replaced. Ford™s
drug interdiction and terrorism. aides sorted through a “final” list of possible successors
In 1976, Bush became a Cabinet-level officer for to Colby, but they were unsure if any could sufficiently
the first time, as CIA Director. For a year, Bush called reassure both the public and Congress.
the shots as intelligence czar in the Ford Administration. They approached Edward Bennett Williams, a
What happened during that year? And what did Bush do prominent trial lawyer and longtime Democrat, who turned
as the CIA™s top man? it down. They then decided to offer it to Elliott
His record, as profiled in 1988 by The New York Richardson, whose reputation for independence had been
Times Sunday Magazine, shows no distinguishable enhanced by his resignation as Attorney General during
accomplishments, merely one prestigious position after the Watergate scandal. Before Richardson could be
another, adding up to an impressive resume. Bush™s days offered the job, however, partisan politics intervened.
at the CIA followed a predictable pattern: Mind the store Ford, after all, needed to be nominated, and Vice
quietly, make no waves, ruffle no feathers; make friends, President Nelson Rockefeller was feared too liberal to
not enemies-friends, who, when the time came, could be carry a Ford ticket through the Republican Convention,
counted on to help him climb another rung on the ladder with a strong right-wing challenge promised by Ronald
of unbounded ambition. Reagan. Ford needed a conservative running mate, but as
According to former aides and a high-ranking CIA soon as he settled on Robert Dole, his advisers feared that
official, Bush helped restore the CIA™s damaged morale George Bush, already miffed at having been passed up for
and re-establish ties with foreign intelligence agencies. He the vice presidency when Rockefeller was selected, could
also effectively sheltered the Agency from Congressional be troublesome.
scrutiny. Only five months after Bush had arrived as Chief of
But, in the process, Bush “virtually turned the store the U.S. Liaison Office in Beijing, some of his visitors
over” to the covert operatives and “dirty tricksters” he was began leaking word that his first year in China would
supposedly bringing under rein. During Bush™s tenure, the probably be his last. He had expressed interest in the
message to the intelligence community was clear: Bush Secretary of Commerce [position], but Ford worried that
would look the other way, ignoring improprieties necessary if Bush returned in such a prominent role in January 1976,
to get the job done. he would be free to challenge Ford or take a shot at the
Covert operators learned that the way to deal with vice presidency.
Bush was to keep him “out of the loop” for information The Ford White House wanted a Democrat or an
about operations that Congress might challenge. By the independent Republican as Director of Central
time he left in January 1977, Bush had also learned that Intelligence. If they gave Bush the job, he would be
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forced to bow out of the 1976 race, so they decided to the CIA to questions about the motives of its critics. Bush turned out to be his delicate balance of knowledge and
offer Richardson, the Commerce [post], and Bush, the took advantage of the shift. ignorance.
CIA. As principal liaison to Capitol Hill, Bush initiated a In the beginning, he was able to honestly report that,
Bush was a sensible, if political, choice. He was a relationship with key Democrats and Republicans on the to his knowledge at least, the Agency was limiting further
loyal Republican, whose impressive dossier included Senate Intelligence Committee. According to its Staff U.S. covert involvement.
membership in Skull and Bones, the prestigious secret Director, William Miller, Bush seemed cooperative and The CIA had narrowly averted an investigation the
society at Yale; a father who was a moderate Republican forthcoming, a “member of the club” who had regular previous December, when Deputy Director for Operations
Senator from Connecticut during the Eisenhower and access to the President: William Nelson testified to the Senate Foreign Relations
Kennedy Administrations; two terms in the House of According to former aides of Bush, although he Committee that the Agency was sending arms to Angola-
Representatives [as the representative] from Texas; an regularly briefed the President and had a permanent the opposite of what the CIA had claimed. Now, with
unsuccessful, but not embarrassing, campaign against rotation in Ford™s tennis foursome, he exercised less Bush at the helm, the Agency reassured Congress that aid

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