Friday, November 30, 2007

Henry Hyde: Mr. Cover-up

By Robert Parry
November 30, 2007

Official Washington is remembering the late Rep. Henry Hyde fondly, recalling the Illinois Republican as a well-respected “pro-life” advocate who held President Bill Clinton accountable for lying about a sexual dalliance with Monica Lewinsky.

But there was another side to Hyde, who died Nov. 29 at the age of 83. As a senior member of national security oversight committees, Hyde helped cover up criminal and political wrongdoing by the Reagan-Bush administrations in the 1980s and early 1990s.

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1 comment:

M Henri Day said...

Ah, those were indeed the good old days, when Representatives Hyde, Cheney, and Hamilton and their allies could see to it that the Mr Reagan's relations with the Iranian government were never properly investigated, thus preserving the façade of respectability behind which funds and arms could continue to be moved across continents and oceans despite all the resolutions passed by the US Congress ! And many of these same names came back to haunt the world again when that chip off the old block, George Walker Bush, was installed as US president after the coup d'état of 2000....